Dr. Xinyun Lu

Xinyun Lu, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine



Dr. Xin-Yun Lu, pharmacologist, molecular behavioral neuroscientist and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Translational Neuroscience at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is chair of the MCG Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine.

Lu,  studies novel therapies for depression and PTSD and is pursuing innovative ways to understand the development and progression of Alzheimer’s.

”We aggressively recruited Dr. Lu to MCG because of her reputation for the relentless pursuit of new and better ways of understanding conditions that are all too common, like depression and PTSD, and identifying potential new treatment targets that could one day better help millions,” says Dr. David Hess, MCG dean. “In her two years with us, she has proven to be that innovative investigator who continues to broaden her scope, most recently to include Alzheimer’s. She has proven as well to be a natural leader and collaborator across other disciplines like vascular biology.”