McMaster University

McMaster University

Jian-Qiang Lu,


Associate Professor
Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Division: Anatomical Pathology
Specialty: Neuropathology

Hamilton General Hospital
Hamilton, Ontario
905-521-2100  ext 46168

Assistant:Bruna Capretta ext 46164

Dr Lu

Faculty Biography

Education and Professional Standing

FRCPC, Neuropathology, 2010

Neuropathology Residency, University of Calgary, 2009

Research Fellowship, National Institutes of Health (USA), 2004

Neurology Fellowship, University of British Columbia, 2002

PhD, Oita University (Japan), 1998

MSc/Neurology Residency, Qingdao University (China), 1990

MD, Shandong University (China), 1987


Clinical and Teaching Focus

As a neuropathologist, Dr. Lu provides all kinds of neuropathology services through the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, and neuropathology teaching to residents/fellows from neurosurgery, neurology, anatomic and general pathology.

Research Interests


Immune microenvironment of central nervous system tumors and other neurological diseases;

Inflammatory myopathies and mitochondrial myopathies

Selected Publications

  • Lu JQ, Steve TA, Wheatley M, Gross DW. Immune cell infiltrates in hippocampal sclerosis: correlation with neuronal loss. Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology 2017 Mar 1;76(3): 206-215.
  • Lu JQ, Phan C, Zochodne D, Yan C. Polyglucosan bodies in intramuscular nerves: association with muscle fiber denervation atrophy. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 2016 Jan 15; 360: 84-87.
  • Lu JQ, Adam B, Jack AS, Lam A, Broad RW, Chik CL. Immune cell infiltrates in pituitary adenomas: more macrophages in larger adenomas and more T-cells in growth hormone adenomas. Endocrine Pathology 2015; 26(3): 263-272
  • Lu JQ, Rashidipour O, Wilson BA, Jack AS, Pugh J, Mehta V. Eosinophil infiltrates in pilocytic astrocytomas of children and young adults. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 2014; 41(5):632-7
  • Lu JQ, Power C, Blevins G, Giuliani F, Yong VW. The regulation of reactive changes around multiple sclerosis lesions by phosphorylated signal transducer and activator of transcription. Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology 2013;72(12):1135-44.
  • Lu JQ, Wilson BA, Yong VW, Pugh J, Mehta V. Immune cell infiltrates in atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 2012;39(5):605-612
  • Lu JQ, Joseph JT, Nash RA, Storek J, Stevens AM, Metz L, Clark AW, Johnson ES, Yong VW. Neuroinflammation and demyelination in multiple sclerosis after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Archives of Neurology 2010;67(6): 716-722
  • Lu JQ, Scheithauer BW, Sharma P, Scott JN, Parney IF, Hader W, Burger PC, Clark AW. Multifocal complex glioneuronal tumor in an elderly man: an autopsy study. Neurosurgery 2009; 64(6):E1193-5
  • Lu JQ, Yan F, Mitha AP, Bell R, Metz L, Moore W, Yong VW. Association of α-synuclein immunoreactivity with inflammatory activity in multiple sclerosis lesions. Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology 2009; 68(2): 179-189
  • Lu JQ, Khalil M, Hu W, Sutherland GR, Clark AW. Tumor to tumor metastasis: esophageal carcinoma metastatic to an intracranial paraganglioma. Journal of Neurosurgery 2009; 110(4): 744-8.


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