Fu_Hongxia
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology
Member, Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine
University of Washington
Affiliate Assistant Member, Bloodworks NW Research Institute

Faculty Information

Biography

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.

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Education & Training: 
B.E.
Shandong University of Science and Technology
China
1997
MEng.
Dalian University of Techonology
China
2002
Ph.D.
National University of Singapore
Singapore
2007
Research Fellow
National University of Singapore, Mechanobiology Institute
Singapore
2008-2011
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA
2011-2016
Instructor, Department of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA
2016-2017
Contact
Email: 
Phone: 
(206) 616-6032
Mailing Address: 

University of Washington

850 Republican St. S576

Seattle, WA 98109

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Biophysics of cellular mechanosensation (how cells sense and respond to force)

Molecular mechanisms of bleeding disorders and thrombosis, such as von Willebrand disease

Vascular disease modeling using iPS cells, gene editing, and organoids

 

Publications