Victor Lu, Ph.D.

Biologist, Virology Interest Group U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Lu received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and his Ph.D. in molecular virology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, where he studied HIV transcriptional regulation and HIV-1 Nef protein and Nef associated proteins. 

Dr. Lu worked at ONYX Pharmaceutical as a research scientist and continued work on HIV-Nef-associated kinases. At VIRxSYS Corporation, Dr. Lu served as a senior scientist and later a senior director for development of HIV- and SIV-based lentiviral vectors for clinical studies. He played an important role in the development of the first HIV-1 based lentiviral vector for human clinical studies for HIV-infected individuals. Later, he served as a senior scientific liaison at the United States Pharmacopeia, in charge of the Vaccines and Virology Expert Committee. 

Currently, Dr. Lu is a product reviewer in the Office of Cellular, Tissues and Gene Therapies in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.