Divisions of Physiology and Pharmacology
Department of Basic Sciences
School of Medicine
Loma Linda University


The Lawrence D. Longo, MD Center for Perinatal Biology at Loma Linda University is a world renowned research center in the field of maternal health and developmental physiology.  The Center constitutes a multidisciplinary group with a unique and broad perspective ideal for research, and committed to the training of basic and physician scientists. We are dedicated to helping fulfill the Mission of Loma Linda University through innovative, cooperative and collective efforts in basic, translational and clinical research.

We thank you for your interest.

Lubo Zhang, PhD
Director, Center for Perinatal Biology
Email:  lzhang@llu.edu

Jimin Suh
Program Manager, Center for Perinatal Biology
Email:  jsuh@llu.edu

Dr. Longo's Chalkboard

About Us

The Lawrence D. Longo, MD, Center for Perinatal Biology was founded by Dr. Lawrence Longo in 1973. Under his leadership we have become one of the world's leading research groups in the field of maternal and developmental physiology.
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Core Facilities

Core Facilities

The Center has developed several Core Laboratories that serve investigators throughout the University. These include Core Laboratories for: Physiology and Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Advanced Imaging and Microscopy, and Microsurgery.


Our faculty are devoted to investigation of the biology of maternal health, fetal development and newborn well-being in programming of health and disease, and to the training of basic and physician scientists.
Annual Symposium

Annual Symposium

The annual Longo Symposium honors Dr. Longo's legacy in our Center and at Loma Linda University. We hope that this symposium will inspire attendees in their pursuit of basic and translational research.