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Lingeng Lu, MD, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

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Lingeng Lu, MD, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology

    PO Box 208034, 60 College Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8034

    United States



Dr. Lu is currently a Research Scientist in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Lu’s research focuses on determining the role of genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors in the susceptibility and clinical outcome of chronic diseases, particularly human cancer (gynecologic and gastrointestinal cancer), metabolic syndrome, HIV/ADIS, mental and reproductive health. He is now leading the Molecular Cancer Epidemiology Laboratory and Shared Resource of the Yale Cancer Center and YSPH, and develops molecular biology tools and technologies, providing critical laboratory supports for studies by colleagues. His research also involves data mining, bioinformatics and pathway analyses, DNA/RNA secondary structure. Using next-generation small RNA-seq technologies, he recently explored the associations of miRNAs in circulating cell-secreted exosomes and HIV-associated neurological disorders. His research has addressed the prognostic and predictive values of genetic, epigenetic (non-coding RNAs and DNA methylation), growth factors and immunological factors in several human malignancies, and the effect of the biological and environmental factors on the risk of several chronic diseases.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Yale University School of Medicine (2008)
  • PhD
    Texas A & M University (2004)
  • MS
    Shanghai Medical University, Epidemiology (1999)
  • MD
    Shanghai Medical University (1991)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Tom Slick Graduate Research FellowTexas A&M University2003
Graduate Student Travel AwardAmerican Society for Microbiology2003
Shanghai Municipality Science and Technology Progress AwardShanghai Municipality Science and Technology2001

Professional Service

Clinical EpigeneticsAssociate Editor2020 - Present
J Thoracic Cardiovascular SurgeryStatistical Editor2019 - Present
Clinical EpigeneticsStatistical Editor2018 - Present
Scientific ReportsEditor2017 - Present
Case Report in Oncology MedicineEditor2013 - 2017
World Journal of Microbiology and BiotechnologyAssociate Editor2011 - Present
American Association for the Advancement of ScienceMember2008 - Present
American Association of Cancer ResearchMember2005 - Present
American Society of MicrobiologyMember2001 - 2006
Shanghai Association of Preventive MedicineBoard member of Director1998 - 2003

Departments & Organizations