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State Key Laboratory of Silkworm Genome Biology, Southwest University
College of Computer and Information Science, Southwest University
College of Animal Science and Technology, Southwest University
College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, Southwest University

Dr. Kun LU

Kun LU, Ph.D.
College of Agronomy and Biotechnology,
Academy of Agricultural Sciences,
Southwest University
Email: drlukun{at} Phone: +86-23-68250701 Fex: 023-68250701
Dr. Kun Lu is working as Professor at College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, Southwest University (SWU), China. His area of interest includes Plant Molecular Genetics, Abiotic Stress, and Polyploid Evolution. He obtained his PhD in 2008 from the SWU, China with a dissertation on rapeseed phosphorus nutrition. He regularly lectures and publishes in international journals and serve as secretary for organizing international conferences for crop improvement, and has been the recipient of several scholarships and grants, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National Key Research and Development Plan of China, the National Program on Key Basic Research Project (973 Program), the National High-Tech Research and Development Program (863 Program) and the National Natural Science Foundation of Chongqing, China. He has served as an expert reviewer for the National Natural Science Foundation of China and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, and for other international journals, such as JXB, JAFC and JIPB. He has published more than 40 research articles in peer-review journals, and won the Outstanding Young Teacher Award in Chongqing.
  • 09/2012 – 09/2013 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA. Plant Epigenetics
  • 08/2008 – 04/2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Southwest University, Chongqing, P. R. China. Plant Functional Genomics
  • 09/2004 – 06/2008 Ph.D., Southwest University, Chongqing, P. R. China. Nutritional Molecular Biology of Crops
  • 09/2002 – 06/2004 M.Sc., Southwest Agricultural University, Chongqing, P. R. China. Ecology: Agricultural Ecology & Sustainable Ecosystems
  • 09/1998 – 06/2002 B.Sc., Southwest Agricultural University, Chongqing, P. R. China. Agronomy: Physiology and Biochemistry of Crops
  • 05/2010 – 06/2017 Associate Professor, Southwest University, Chongqing, P. R. China. Plant Functional Genomics, Comparative Genomics
  • 06/2017 – present Professor, Southwest University, Chongqing, P. R. China. Plant Functional Genomics, Comparative Genomics
  • National Key Research and Development Plan (2016YFD0101007)
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, 31571701)
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, 30371516)
  • Foundation of Guizhou Tobacco Research Institute, Guiyang, China
  • Foundation for University Key Teacher in Chongqing
  • Natural Science Foundation of Chongqing, China (cstc2011jjA80026)
  • Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (20100182120016)
  • China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (20090460717)
  • Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (XDJK2009C183)
  • Southwest University Research Foundation (SWU110015)
  • Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (XDJK2012A009)
  1. Lu K*,†, Li T†, He J†, Chang W†, Zhang R, Liu M, Yu M, Fan Y, Sun W, Ma J, Qu C, Liu L, Li N, Liang Y, Wang R, Tang Z, Qian W, Xu X, Lei B, Zhang K*, Li J* (2018) qPrimerDB: A thermodynamics-based gene-specific qPCR primer database for 147 organisms. Nucleic Acids Research 46: D1229–D1236. IF2016= 10.162.
  2. Fan Y†, Yu M†, Liu M, Zhang R, Sun W, Qian M, Duan H, Chang W, Ma J, Qu C, Zhang K*, Lei B*, Lu K*. (2017) Genome-Wide Identification, Evolutionary and Expression Analyses of the GALACTINOL SYNTHASE Gene Family in Rapeseed and Tobacco. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 18:2768. IF2016= 3.22.
  3. Zhang K, Wu Z, Tang D, Luo K, Lu H, Liu Y, Dong J, Wang X, Lv C*, Wang J*, Lu K* (2017) Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals critical function of sucrose metabolism related-enzymes in starch accumulation in the storage root of sweet potato. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:914. IF2016= 4.30.
  4. Zhou Y, Xu D, Jia L, Huang X, Ma G9, Wang S, Zhu M, Zhang A, Guan M, Lu K, Xu X, Wang R, Li J, Qu C. Genome-Wide Identification and Structural Analysis of bZIP Transcription Factor Genes in Brassica napus. Genes 8(10):E288. IF2016= 3.60.
  5. Ma JQ, Jian HJ, Yang B, Lu K, Zhang AX, Liu P, Li JN* (2017) Genome-wide analysis and expression profiling of the GRF gene family in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Gene. 620:36-45. IF2016= 2.41.
  6. Wang J, Xian X, Xu X, Qu C, Lu K, Li J, Liu L*. (2017) Genome-wide association mapping of seed coat color in Brassica napus. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 65(26):5229-5237. IF2016= 3.154.
  7. Wei L, Jian H, Lu K, Yin N, Wang J, Duan X, Li W, Liu L, Xu X, Wang R, Paterson AH, Li J (2017) Genetic and transcriptomic analyses of lignin- and lodging-related traits in Brassica napus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 130(9):1961-1973. IF2016= 4.13.
  8. Lu K†,*, Peng L†, Zhang C, Lu J, Yang B, Xiao Z, Liang Y, Xu X, Qu C, Zhang K, Liu L, Zhu Q, Fu M, Yuan X, Li J* (Corresponding Author) (2017) Genome-wide association and transcriptome analyses reveal candidate genes underlying yield-determining traits in Brassica napus. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 206. IF2016= 4.30.
  9. Qu C, Jia L, Fu F, Zhao H, Lu K, Wei L, Xu X, Liang Y, Li S, Wang R, Li J (2017) Genome-wide association mapping and Identification of candidate genes for fatty acid composition in Brassica napus L. using SNP markers. BMC Genomics. 18(1): 232. IF2016= 3.73.
  10. Lu K†, Xiao Z†, Jian H†, Peng L, Qu C, Fu M, He B, Tie L, Liang Y, Xu X, Li J* (2016) A combination of genome-wide association and transcriptome analysis reveals candidate genes controlling harvest index-related traits in Brassica napus. Scientific Reports 6: 36452. IF2015=5.23.
  11. Qu C†, Zhao H†, Fu F†, Zhang K, Yuan J, Liu L, Wang R, Xu X, Lu K*, Li J-N* (Corresponding Author) (2016) Molecular Mapping and QTL for Expression Profiles of Flavonoid Genes in Brassica napus. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1691. IF2015= 4.49
  12. Qu C, Zhao H, Fu F, Wang Z, Zhang K, Zhou Y, Wang R, Xu X, Tang Z, Lu K*, Li J-N*, (2016) Genome-Wide Survey of Flavonoid Biosynthesis Genes and Gene Expression Analysis between Black and Yellow-Seeded Brassica napus. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:1755. IF2015= 4.49
  13. 13.Jian H†, Lu K†, Yang B, Wang T, Zhang L, Zhang A, Wang J, Liu L, Qu C, Li J* (2016) Genome-wide analysis and expression profiling of the SUC and SWEET gene families of sucrose transporters in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 1464. IF2015= 4.49
  14. Wei L, Jian H, Lu K, Filardo F, Yin N, Liu L, Qu C, Li W, Du H, Li J* (2016) Genome-wide association analysis and differential expression analysis of resistance to Sclerotinia stem rot in Brassica napus. Plant Biotechnology Journal 14(6): 1368-80. IF2014= 6.09
  15. Li W, Lu J, Lu K, Yuan J, Huang J, Du H, Li J* (2016) Cloning and Phylogenetic Analysis of Brassica napus L. Caffeic Acid O-Methyltransferase 1 Gene Family and Its Expression Pattern under Drought Stress. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0165975. IF2015= 3.057
  16. 16.Lu K†,*, Guo W†, Lu J†, Yu H, Qu C, Tang Z, Li J, Chai Y, Liang Y* (2015) Genome-wide survey and expression profile analysis of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) gene family in Brassica rapa. PLoS ONE 10: e0132051. IF2014= 3.234
  17. Qu, C†, Fu F†, Liu M†, Zhao H., Liu C, Li J, Tang Z, Xu X, Qiu X, Wang R.*, Lu K*. (*Corresponding Author) (2015) Comparative transcriptome analysis of recessive male sterility (RGMS) in sterile and fertile Brassica napus Lines. PLoS ONE, 10: e0144118. IF2014= 3.234
  18. Zhu Q, Xie X, Lin H, Sui S, Shen R, Yang Z, Lu K, Li M, Liu Y-G* (2015) Isolation and functional characterization of a Phenylalanine Ammonia-Lyase gene (SsPAL1) from coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides (L.) Codd). Molecules 20:16833-16851. IF2014= 2.42
  19. Zhu Q, Sui S, Lei X, Yang Z, Lu K, Liu G, Liu YG, Li M*. (2015) Ectopic expression of the coleus R2R3 MYB-type proanthocyanidin regulator gene SsMYB3 alters the flower color in transgenic tobacco. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0139392. IF2013= 3.534
  20. Fu Y, Lu K, Qian L, Mei J, Wei D, Peng X, Xu X, Li J, Frauen M, Dreyer F, Snowdon RJ, Qian W*. (2015) Development of genic cleavage markers in association with seed glucosinolate content in canola. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 128(6): 1029-1037. IF2013=3.658
  21. Wang J, Jian H, Wei L, Qu C, Xu X, Lu K, Qian W, Li J, Li M, Liu L* (2015) Genome-wide analysis of seed acid detergent lignin (ADL) and hull content in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.). PLoS ONE 10: e0145045, IF2013= 3.534
  22. Qu C-M, Li S-M, Duan X-J, Fan J-H, Jia L-D, Zhao H-Y, Lu K, Li J-N, Xu X-F, Wang R* (2015) Identification of candidate genes for seed glucosinolate content using association mapping in Brassica napus L. Genes 6:1215-1229. IF2014= 1.15
  23. Du H, Liang Z, Zhao S, Nan MG, Phan Tran LS, Lu K, Huang YB*, Li JN*. (2015) The evolutionary history of R2R3-MYB proteins across 50 eukaryotes: new insights into subfamily classification and expansion. Scientific Reports 5: 11037. IF2013= 5.078
  24. Qu C, Hasan M, Lu K, Liu L, Zhang K, Fu F, Wang M, Liu S, Bu H, Wang R, Xu X, Chen L, Li J* (2015) Identification of QTL for seed coat colour and oil content in Brassica napus by association mapping using SSR markers. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 95: 387-395. IF2013= 0.921
  25. Lei B†, Lu K†,*, Ding F, Zhang K, Chen Y, Zhao H, Zhang L, Ren Z, Qu C, Guo W, Wang J, Pan W* (*Corresponding Author) (2014) RNA sequencing analysis reveals transcriptomic variations in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) leaves affected by climate, soil, and tillage factors. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 15(4): 6137-6160. IF2013=2.464
  26. Weng CM, Lu JX, Wan HF, Wang SW, Wang Z, Lu K, Liang Y*. (2014) Over-expression of BnMAPK1 in Brassica napus enhances tolerance to drought stress. Journal of Integrative Agriculture 13: 2407-2415.
  27. Lei M†, La H†, Lu K, Wang P, Miki D, Ren Z, Duan CG, Wang X, Tang K, Zeng L, Yang L, Zhang H, Nie W, Liu P, Zhou J, Liu R, Zhong Y, Liu D, Zhu JK*. (2013) Arabidopsis EDM2 promotes IBM1 distal polyadenylation and regulates genome DNA methylation patterns. PNAS 111(1): 527-32. IF2013=9.737
  28. Shengyi Liu, Yumei Liu, Xinhua Yang, Chaobo Tong, David Edwards, Isobel Parkin, Meixia Zhao, Jingyin Yu, Shunmou Huang, Xiyin Wang, Junyi Wang, Kun Lu, Zhiyuan Fang, Ian Bancroft, Tae-Jin Yang, Qiong Hu, Xinfa Wang, Zhen Yue, Haojie Li, Linfeng Yang, Jianxin Ma, Jian Wu, Qing Zhou, Wanxing Wang, Graham King, J. Chris Pires, Changxin Lu, Zhangyan Wu, Sampath Perumal, Zhuo Wang, Hui Guo, Shengkai Pan, Limei Yang, Jiumeng Min, Dong Zhang, Dianchuan Jin, Wanshun Li, Harry Belcram, Jinxing Tu, Mei Guan, Cunkou Qi, Dezhi Du, Jiana Li, Liangcai Jiang, Jacqueline Batley, Andrew Sharpe, Beom-Seok Park, Ruperao Pradeep, Feng Cheng, Nomar Waminal, Ying Huang, Caihua Dong, Li Wang, Jingping Li, Zhiyong Hu, Mu Zhuang, Yi Huang, Junyan Huang, Jiaqin Shi, Desheng Mei, Jing Liu, Tae-Ho Lee, Jinpeng Wang, Huizhe Jin, Zaiyun Li, Xun Li, Jiefu Zhang, Xiao Lu, Yongming Zhou, Zhongsong Liu, Xuequn Liu, Rui Qin, Xu Tan, Wenbin Liu, Yupeng Wang, Yangyong Zhang, Jonghoon Lee, Hyun Hee Kim, France Denoeud, Xun Xu, Xinming Liang, Wei Hua, Xiaowu Wang, Jun Wang, Boulos Chalhoub, Andrew Paterson The Brassica oleracea genome reveals the asymmetrical evolution of polyploid genomes. Nature Communications. 5: 3930. IF2013=10.015
  29. Lei B, Zhao XH, Zhang K, Zhang J, Ren W, Ren R, Ren Z, Chen Y, Zhao HN, Pan WJ, Chen W, Li HX, Ding FZ*, Lu K*. (Corresponding Author) (2013) Comparative transcriptome analysis of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) leaves to identify aroma compound-related genes expressed in different cultivated regions. Molecular Biology Reports 40: 345-357. IF2013=2.506
  30. Qu C†, Fu F†, Lu K†, Zhang K, Wang R, Xu X, Wang M, Lu J, Wan H, Tang Z, Li J*. (2013) Differential accumulation of phenolic compounds and expression of related genes in black- and yellow-seeded Brassica napus. Journal of Experimental Botany 64(10): 2885-2898. IF2013=5.242
  31. Zhang K, Lu K, Qu C, Liang Y, Wang R, Chai Y, Li J*. (2013) Gene silencing of BnTT10 family genes causes retarded pigmentation and lignin reduction in the seed coat of Brassica napus. PLoS ONE 8(4): e61247. IF2013= 3.534
  32. Mei J, Ding Y, Lu K, Wei DY, Liu Y, Disi JO, Li JN, Liu LZ, Liu SY, McKay J, Qian W*. (2013) Identification of genomic regions involved in resistance against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum from wild Brassica oleracea. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 126(2): 549-556. IF2013=3.658
  33. Huang S, Deng L, Guan M, Li J, Lu K, Wang H, Fu D, Mason AS, Liu S, Hua W*. (2013) Identification of genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms in allopolyploid crop Brassica napus. BMC Genomics 2013, 14: 717. IF2013=4.397
  34. Wang X, Duan, CG, Tang K, Wang B, Zhang H, Lei M, Lu K, Mangrauthia SK, Wang P, Zhu G, Zhao Y, Zhu JK*. (2013) An RNA-binding protein regulates plant DNA methylation by controlling mRNA processing at intronic heterochromatin-containing genes. PNAS 110(38): 15467–15472. IF2013=9.737
  35. Wei LJ, Xiao ML, Mason AS, Ma B, Lu K, Li JN, Katrin L, Fu DH* (2013) Characterization and evolutionary analysis of Brassica species-diverged sequences containing simple repeat units. Genes & Genomics 35(2): 167-175. IF2013=0.497
  36. Lu K, Qu CM, Zhang K, Lu JX, Chai YR*, Li JN* (2011) Expression quantitative trait loci analysis of BAN, F3H and TT19 genes in Brassica napus, Proceedings of 13th International Rapeseed Congress, ed SPZO s.r.o. (Prague, Czech Republic), 949–952
  37. Lu K, Chai YR, Zhang K, Wang R, Chen L, Lei B, Lu J, Xu XF, Li JN* (2008). Cloning and characterization of phosphorus starvation inducible Brassica napus PURPLE ACID PHOSPHATASE 12 gene family, and imprinting of a recently evolved MITE-minisatellite twin structure. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 117: 963–975. IF2013=3.658
  38. Lu K, Li JN, Zhong WR, Zhang K, Fu FY, Chai YR* (2008) Isolation, characterization and phosphate-starvation inducible expression of potential Brassica napus PURPLE ACID PHOSPHATASE 17 (BnPAP17) gene family. Botanical Studies 49: 199–213. IF2013=0.864
  39. 张蕊,邓文亚,杨柳,王亚萍,肖芳枝,禾健,卢坤* (2017) 盐胁迫下甘蓝型油菜发芽期下胚轴和根长的全基因组关联分析. 中国农业科学 50(1): 15−27
  40. 卢坤†,申鸽子†,梁颖,符明联,贺斌,铁琳梅,张烨,彭柳,李加纳* (2017) 适合不同产量的环境下油菜高收获指数的产量构成因素分析. 作物学报 43(1): 82-96
  41. 卢坤†,王腾岳†,徐新福,唐章林,曲存民,贺斌,梁颖,李加纳* (2016) 甘蓝型油菜结角高度与荚层厚度的全基因组关联分析. 作物学报 42(3): 344-352
  42. 卢坤†,曲存民†,李莎,赵会彦,王瑞,徐新福,梁颖,李加纳* (2015) 甘蓝型油菜BnTT3基因的表达与eQTL定位分析. 作物学报 41(11): 1758-1766
  43. 卢坤*†,张琳,曲存民,梁颖,唐章林,李加纳* (2015) 利用RNA-Seq鉴定甘蓝型油菜叶片干旱胁迫应答基因. 中国农业科学 48(4):630−645
  44. 曲存民†,卢坤†,刘水燕,卜海东,付福友,王瑞,徐新福,李加纳* (2014)黄黑籽甘蓝型油菜类黄酮途径基因SNP位点检测分析. 作物学报 40(11): 1914-1924
  45. 陆俊杏†, 卢坤†, 朱斌, 彭茜, 陆奇丰, 曲存民, 殷家明, 李加纳, 梁颖*, 柴友荣* (2013) 芸薹属物种(B. napus, B. oleracea, B. rapa)MAPK1家族的克隆、进化和表达特征. 中国农业科学 46(16):3478−3487
  46. 陆俊杏†, 陆奇丰†, 张凯, 柴友荣, 李加纳, 钱伟, 吕俊, 卢坤*, 梁颖* (2013) 甘蓝型油菜MAPK1在损伤和病原菌胁迫下的表达模式分析. 中国农业科学 2013, 46(20):4388-4396
  47. 朱斌†, 陆俊杏†, 彭茜, 翁昌梅, 王淑文, 余浩, 李加纳, 卢坤*, 梁颖* (2013) 甘蓝型油菜MAPK7基因家族及其启动子的克隆与表达分析. 作物学报 39(5): 789−805
  48. 曲存民, 付福友, 卢坤, 谢景梅, 刘晓兰, 黄杰恒, 李波, 王瑞, 谌利, 唐章林, 李加纳* (2011) 不同环境中甘蓝型油菜种皮木质素含量的QTL定位. 作物学报37, 1398−1405
  49. 卢坤†, 张凯†, 柴友荣, 陆俊杏, 唐章林, 李加纳* (2010) 甘蓝和白菜紫色酸性磷酸酶17基因家族的克隆和比较分析. 作物学报36, 517−525
  50. 陆俊杏, 卢坤*, 张凯, 曹廷, 李加纳, 梁颖* (2010) 甘蓝型油菜SAMDC3基因及其启动子的克隆与分析. 基因组学与应用生物学报 29(2), 215-224