Ying Lu

Assistant Professor of Systems Biology

200 Longwood Avenue
Warren Alpert Building, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02115

p: 617-432-5143


Yi-Chi Chu

Research Technician

Hello,  my name is Yi-Chi Chu.  I joined the Lu lab in 2022 as a research technician.  I graduated from UCSC with a degree in molecular biology and chemistry.    


Louis Colson

Ph.D. Candidate
Graduate Student

My name is Louis Colson.  I am currently a 4th year student in the school of engineering.  My work is to implement single-molecule fluorescence microscopy to investigate how the proteasome machine works in selecting and degrading protein targets.  Happy to discuss my project.



Rui Fang

Ph.D. Candidate
Graduate student

Hi~~ ,  I am currently a 5th year graduate student in the MCO program.   I have joined the Lu Lab since 2019.  My research project is to investigate how the ubiquitin-proteasome system helps to dismantle the disease-causing protein aggregates in the cell.  I have a published study of simulating the conformational dynamics of the proteasome ATPase complex using its empirical free-energy landscape.  Happy to discuss about my work!

Mengying Zhou

Mengying Zhou

Post-Doctoral Fellow

My doctoral studies were accomplished at Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2016. During my Ph.D., I studied the assembly of mammalian Apaf-1 apoptosome and the activation of cell-killing caspases involved in the onset of intrinsic apoptosis using single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), as well as biochemical and genetic methods. I joined the Lu lab as a postdoctoral fellow in 2017. I’m interested in combining single-molecule kinetics, structural studies and biochemical analyses to obtain a complete description possible of the protein complexes.