Dr. Lu received his Ph.D. in 2018 from Washington State University where he spent several years studying antimicrobial peptide regulation and immunity. Dr. Lu joined USDA-ARS at the National Center of Agricultural Utilization research (NCAUR) in 2019, where his current work focuses on bacteria and yeast expression systems using molecular and bioinformatic approaches for development of enzybiotics and antimicrobial peptides against biorefinery microbial contaminants.
Antimicrobials for Biorefining and Agricultural Applications In-House Appropriated (D) Accession Number:439228
Avillan, J.J., Ahmadvand, P., Lu, S.Y., Horton, J., Liu, J., Lofgren, E., Davis, M.A., Kang, C., Call, D.R. 2022. Excreted antibiotics may be key to emergence of increasingly efficient antibiotic resistance in food-animal production. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Article e00791-22. https://doi.org/10.1128/aem.00791-22.
Lu, S.Y., Skory, C.D., El Enshasy, H.A., Liu, S. 2021. Fermentative production of alternative antimicrobial peptides and enzymes. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. 37. Article 102189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2021.102189.
Lu, S.Y., Bischoff, K.M., Rich, J.O., Liu, S., Skory, C.D. 2020. Recombinant bacteriophage LysKB317 endolysin mitigates Lactobacillus infection of corn mash fermentations. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 13. Article 157. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13068-020-01795-9.