Dr. Lu is the NCBI Deputy Director for Literature Search at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), leading its overall efforts to improve search quality and usability in NCBI production resources such as PubMed & PubMed Labs. He was the first NIH Earl Stadtman Investigator in computational biology and is now a Senior Investigator (with tenure) directing NCBI’s Text Mining Research Program. Dr. Lu is an Associate Editor for BMC Bioinformatics, Journal of Health Informatics Research, and serves on the editorial board for the Journal Database. He is an organizer of the international BioCreative text-mining challenge and has authored over 140 publications since 2004. His group won multiple text-mining challenge awards between 2012 and 2017 and he received NIH Clinical Center Director’s Award in 2017.