Project Description

Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine
hfu@uw.edu

Currently accepting graduate students

Biophysics of molecular and cellular mechanosensation
Molecular mechanisms of bleeding disorders and thrombosis
Vascular disease modeling using iPS cells, gene editing, and organoids
Our research group is interested in how biomolecules and cells sense and respond to force, and how these mechano-responses contribute to physiology and disease mechanisms. We combine single-molecule fluorescence imaging and force manipulation methods, microfluidics, and stem cell biology to understand the molecular mechanisms governing physiological functions and seek new methodologies for therapeutics testing and treatment of disease. Our current research focuses on mechanosensor proteins related to blood and circulatory system disorders.
PhD, Biophysics, National university of Singapore – Singapore, 2007