Academic qualifications:

  • 1978-1983: B. Med. Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanchang, China
  • 1984-1987: M. Med. China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
  • 1994-1997: M.D. China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China

Previous academic positions held:

  • 1999-2002: Director, Institute of Basic Theory, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
  • 2002-2006: General Director, National Pharmaceutical Engineering Center for Solid Preparation in Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • 2004-2009: Visiting Scholar, Hongkong Poly-technology University
  • 2006-2012: Deputy Director, Institute of Basic Research in Clinical Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences

Present academic position:
  • 2012- Dean and Chair Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • 2012- Director and Chair Professor, Institute for Advancing Translational Medicine in Bone & Joint Diseases, Hong Kong Baptist University

Previous relevant research work:
  • Technical expertise: Clinical evaluation and pharmacological evaluation on Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Research area: Autoimmune disease, focusing on rheumatoid arthritis.

Representative publication in the past two years
  1. Zhao H, ..., Lu A (Corresponding Author).The protective effect of yi shen juan bi pill in arthritic rats with castration-induced kidney deficiency. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012:102641.
  2. Lu C, ..., Lu A (Corresponding Author). Network-based gene expression biomarkers for cold and heat patterns of rheumatoid arthritis in traditional chinese medicine. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012:203043.
  3. Gu Y, ..., Lu A (Corresponding Author), Xu G(Corresponding Author). Plasma metabonomics study of rheumatoid arthritis and its Chinese medicine subtypes by using liquid chromatography and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry. Mol Biosyst. 2012; 8(5):1535-1543.
  4. He X, ..., Lu A (Corresponding Author). Inhibitory effect of Astragalus polysaccharides on lipopolysaccharide-induced TNF-a and IL-1 production in THP-1 cells. Molecules. 2012; 17(3):3155-3164.
  5. Jiang M, ..., Lu A (Corresponding Author). Syndrome differentiation in modern research of traditional Chinese medicine. J Ethnopharmacol. 2012; 140(3):634-642.
  6. Chen G, ..., Lu A (Corresponding Author). A network-based analysis of traditional Chinese medicine cold and hot patterns in rheumatoid arthritis. Complement Ther Med. 2012; 20(1-2):23-30.