Zhipeng Lu Joins Faculty

Zhipeng Lu, PhD, has joined the faculty as assistant professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences.

He comes to the USC School of Pharmacy from Stanford University after completing a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Dermatology under the mentorship of Dr. Howard Chang. A recipient of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (2017-2022), the RNA Society Scaringe Award (2017), and the Stanford Jump Start Award for Excellence in Research (2016), his research is focused on developing new experimental and computational methods for the global analysis of RNA structure and interactions in living cells.

Lu received a B.S. in biology from Fudan University in Shanghai in 2008 and a PhD in biology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2014.