Q Richard Lu, PhD
College of Medicine - UC
Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics
Dr. Lu's lab has identified a novel tumor suppressor gene GNAS in medulloblastoma and defined an oncogenic role of Olig2 in glioma initiation and progression. Their research goal is to identify the critical molecules and pathways that drive tumorigenesis in glioblastoma and medulloblastoma, and dissect the cells of origin that are competent to form brain tumors, and develop novel effective strategies to treat these deadly pediatric and adult brain cancers.