Lu Le, MD, PhD
Dr. Le received his MD and PhD from UCLA, completed a Dermatology residency and postdoc fellowship in Cancer Biology from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. As a principal investigator in Cancer Biology, his laboratory investigates how tumor cell of origin and tumor microenvironment interplay to regulate tumorigenesis. A major contribution of his lab is the generation and exploitation of novel neurofibromatosis models to decipher mechanisms that initiate Schwann cell tumor development and drive their malignant transformation. Dr. Le’s research group also uncovered the identity of follicular epithelial cells that directly give rise to hair and mechanisms that cause hair to turn gray – findings that could one day help identify possible treatments for balding and hair graying.
Date added:04/25/2022Mitigation strategy:AttestDate reviewed:05/16/2022