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I earned the Bachelor and Master degrees in Neuroscience and Immunology in Taiwan in 2007. After graduation, I worked as a Research Assistant with Professor Linda Chia-Hui Yu in National Taiwan University in Taiwan to explore the Mucosal Immunology in different gastrointestinal diseases from 2007 to 2013. In 2013, I received the full PhD scholarship from the Ministry of Education of Taiwan and then was awarded the PhD in Neuroscience from the John Curtin School of Medicine Research, Australian National University in Australia in 2018. I worked with Assoc.Prof. Krisztina Valter to study the effects of photobiomodulation on immune responses, preventing and ameliorating retinal degeneration.  After completion of my PhD, I work as a Research Fellow with Assoc.Prof. Mikaël Martino in the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute in Monash University in Australia since 2018. 

Research interests

My current project is to explore a neuro-immuno-tissue regenerative axis, by understanding the interrelationship between the peripheral nervous system, immune system, and tissue healing process. My ultimate research goal is to seek and design efficient and practical regenerative strategies to improve and accelerate the impaired and chronic tissue healing. 

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience, The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy , Australian National University

19 Jul 201310 Dec 2018

Award Date: 10 Dec 2018

Physiology and Immunology, The degree of Master of Science, National Taiwan University

1 Sep 20051 Jun 2007

Award Date: 1 Jun 2007

Life Sciences , The degree of Bachelor of Science, National Chung Hsing University

1 Sep 200130 Jun 2005

Award Date: 30 Jun 2005

Research area keywords

  • Regenerative Medicine

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Research Output

Enhancing the regenerative effectiveness of growth factors by local inhibition of interleukin-1 receptor signaling

Julier, Z., Karami, R., Nayer, B., Lu, Y-Z., Park, A. J., Maruyama, K., Kuhn, G. A., Müller, R., Akira, S. & Martino, M. M., 12 Jun 2020, In : Science Advances. 6, 24, 13 p., eaba7602.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

670nm light treatment following retinal injury modulates Müller cell gliosis: Evidence from in vivo and in vitro stress models

Lu, Y-Z., Fernando, N., Natoli, R., Madigan, M. & Valter, K., 1 Apr 2018, In : Experimental Eye Research. 169, 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Hypoxia-induced intestinal barrier changes in balloon-assisted enteroscopy

Lee, T. C., Huang, Y. C., Lu, Y. Z., Yeh, Y. C. & Yu, L. C. H., 1 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Physiology. 596, 15, p. 3411-3424 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Photobiomodulation with 670 nm light ameliorates Müller cell-mediated activation of microglia and macrophages in retinal degeneration

Lu, Y-Z., Natoli, R., Madigan, M. C., Fernando, N., Saxena, K., Aggio-Bruce, R., Jiao, H., Provis, J. & Valter, K., Dec 2017, In : Experimental Eye Research. 165, p. 78-89 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Tumor Necrosis Factor α-Dependent Neutrophil Priming Prevents Intestinal Ischemia/Reperfusion-Induced Bacterial Translocation

Lu, Y. Z., Huang, C. Y., Huang, Y. C., Lee, T. C., Kuo, W. T., Pai, Y. C. & Yu, L. C. H., 1 Jun 2017, In : Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 62, 6, p. 1498-1510 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)


Taiwan Australian National University Scholarship

Lu, Angel (Recipient), 19 Jul 2013

Prize: Other distinction