Lu, Nancy C.

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Nutrition and Food Science/ College of Applied Science

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Research work on the Germ-free Nematode, C. elegan's



Educational Background

National Taiwan University, Taiwan, BS, 1963

University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, MS, 1964

University of California, Berkeley, PhD, 1973

University of California, Berkeley, Post-doctoral Fellowship 1974

Dissertation Title

Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 Requirements and Their Metabolic Interrelationship in the Free-living Nematode Caenorhabditis briggsae

Teaching Experience

San Jose State, College of Applied Science/Dept of Nutrition and Food Science 1980-2011

See attached Curriculum Vitae for details on SJSU teaching experience and teaching experience at University of California, Berkeley and University of Wyoming, Laramie

Administrative and Professional Experience

See attached Curriculum Vitae sections on Research Experience and Grants.


Director of Didactic Program in Dietetics, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, San Jose State University, 1989-2011.

Graduate Coordinator, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, San Jose State University, 1992-1994.

Selected Publications

Liu, C., N.C. Lu & P. Belo. Biotin requirement and its biosynthesis blockage in the free-living nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. (Abstract), FASEB J. 2008, 22: 1104.2 and poster presentation at Experimental Biology 2008, San Diego, CA.

Xiong, X. & Lu, N. C. Optimal levels of the essential amino acids histidine, lysine and threonine in Caenorhabditis elegans maintenance medium. Nematology : International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Nematological Research, 2008(4), 539–544. https://doi.org/10.1163/156854108784513806

Xiong, X., N.C. Lu & L. McProud. The optimal requirement of essential amino acids and its efficacy in the Caenorhabditis elegans (C, elegans) maintenance medium. (Abstract), FASEB J. 21 (5): A330, 2007. Poster presentation at Experimental Biology 2007, Washington DC.

See attached Curriculum Vitae for complete list of 30+ publications.

Personal Commentary

I am honored and is a great pleasure to present my Biography here.



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Lu, Nancy C.