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Liwei Lu

Liwei Lu

Professor
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Biography

Professor Lu’s research has focused on studying immune dysregulations in autoimmune diseases. During last ten years, his laboratory has been exploring novel strategies for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. His team was among the first to successfully treat autoimmune arthritis by targeting the cytokine B-cell activating factor in a preclinical study, which has significant therapeutic implications for the effective treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Professor Lu is an internationally recognized expert in the field of autoimmunity. He is the Councilor of Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania and has served as Chairman of Hong Kong Society for Immunology. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers in leading immunology and rheumatology journals.

Research Interest

Identification of genes involved in regulating lymphocyte development and function. Regulation of lymphocyte apoptosis in the quality control and homeostatic regulation. Gene silencing of novel TNF family cytokines for treating autoimmune disease.