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Hua Lu

Professor

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Bldg 410-455-5972

Education

Ph D Texas A&M University 1999

MS Nanjing University, P. R. China 1993

BS Nanjing University, P. R. China 1990

Research Interests

Plants are constantly challenged by pathogens and pests. Billions of dollars are lost each year worldwide due to plant diseases. Understanding how plants defend themselves against invaders will not only advance our knowledge of plant innate immunity, but more importantly, will also help us to develop effective strategies to improve disease-resistance traits of economically important crop plants. We aim to better understand mechanisms of plant disease resistance and ultimately apply such knowledge to help crop plants to fight against their natural pathogens.

Selected Classes

  • Spring 2016 BIOL 656 – Plant Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 456 – Plant Molecular Biology
  • Fall 2015 BIOL 304 – Plant Biology
  • Spring 2015 BIOL 656 – Plant Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 456 – Plant Molecular Biology