Tao Lu, Ph.D.
635 Barnhill Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 278-0520
Research Program Membership
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
IU School of Medicine
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
My research centers on the multi-functional transcription factor nuclear factor kB (NFkB). Since many cancers are characterized by constitutive activation of NFkB, my recent work has focused on investigating the causes of constitutive activation of NFkB in cancer and to develop and use novel forward genetic screening methods to identify regulators of NFkB. I expect this research to lead to new strategies for the prevention and treatment of cancer.
Ph.D. - University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH 2001