Ponzy Lu

Ponzy Lu, Ph.D

Professor of Chemistry Co-Chair, College Biochemistry Program Co-Director, Roy and Diana Vagelos Scholars Program for the Molecular Life Sciences

Dr. Lu earned a Chemistry BS from Caltech and a PhD in Biology from MIT. His research at Penn contributed to the three dimensional structure of the iconic bacterial lactose operon repressor and its DNA site of action, the solution structure of a DNA bend and the demonstration that short, synthetic, DNA hybrids form with messenger RNA in mammalian cell culture.

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