Dr. Lu Chen graduated from Xiangya Medical School (Hunan, China) in 2004. He completed his specialist training in Intensive Care Medicine, supervised by Dr. Jian-Xin Zhou in Beijing Tiantan Hospital (Beijing, China). He worked with Dr. Marco Ranieri as a visiting scholar in Molinette hospital (Turin, Italy) for one year since 2010. Afterwards, he returned to China and worked as an intensivist for three years. He currently works at St Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, Canada) as a research fellow supervised by Dr. Laurent Brochard, focusing on respiratory physiology and mechanical ventilation, predominantly in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome.