University of Illinois, USA
Yi Lu received his BS degree from Peking University in 1986, and his PhD degree from University of California at Los Angeles in 1992 under Professor Joan S Valentine. After two years of postdoctoral research in Professor Harry B Grays group (California Institute of Technology), Dr. Lu started his own independent career in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois. He is now Jay and Ann Schenck Professor of Chemistry in the Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioengineering and Materials Science and Engineering. Dr. Lu has received numerous research and teaching awards, including the Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007), Early Career Award, Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (2007), Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor Award (2002), Camile Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (1999), Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (1998), Research Corporation Cottrell Scholars Award (1997), and the Beckman Young Investigators Award (1996).
His research interests lie at the interface between chemistry and biology. His group is developing new chemical approaches to provide deeper insight into biological systems.