Dr. Lu joined Pharvaris in 2020, bringing 15 years of protein therapeutics and small molecule drug development experience including within genetic rare diseases.
Previously, she served as the Vice President, Global Program Lead for rare diseases at Takeda (via acquisition of Shire). During her time at Takeda/Shire, she was instrumental in leading project teams that successfully completed two Phase 3 pivotal HAE studies and achieved global approval of TAKHZYRO® (lanadelumab‐flyo) for the prevention of HAE attacks in the U.S., EU, and the rest of world. In addition, she has also led the life-cycle management of TAKHZYRO® beyond HAE, looking to broaden indications in other plasma-kallikrein-mediated diseases.
Prior to Takeda/Shire, Dr. Lu held roles in clinical development, translational research and clinical pharmacology with increasing levels of responsibility at AbbVie and Roche/Genentech, where she was responsible for the design and implementation of early and late development clinical strategy across a broad range of indications including autoimmune, respiratory, and genetic diseases leading to multiple approvals. Dr. Lu received her medical degree from Beijing Medical University and Ph.D. from The University of Texas, Austin, in systems biology.