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Cheng Zhu   Cheng Zhu, Ph.D.
Executive Director for International Programs
J. Erskine Love Endowed Chair in Engineering
Regents' Professor

Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0535

Phone: 404-894-3269
Fax: 404-385-8109
Location: GT: IBB - 3312
E-Mail: cheng.zhu@me.gatech.edu
URL: http://groups.bme.gatech.edu/groups/zhu/

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Areas of Research

    Biomechanics of cell adhesion and signaling molecules of the immune system and the vascular systems.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 1988
  • M.S., Columbia University, 1985
  • B.S., Zhejiang University (PRC), 1982

Selected Awards

  • 2005, Hemorheology and Microcirculation Award, International Society for Clinical Hemorheology
  • 2004, Best Paper Award, Sigma Xi (GA Chapter)
  • 2003, Best Ph.D. Thesis Advisor Award, Sigma Xi (GA Chapter)
  • 1997-2002, Woodruff Faculty Fellow Award
  • 1993-1998, Presidential Faculty Fellow Award, National Science Foundation
  • 1993, Best MS Thesis Advisor Award, Sigma Xi (GA Chapter)
  • 1991, Dr. Harold Lamport Award for a Young Investigator, Biomedical Engineering Society
  • 1991, Y. C. Fung Young Investigator Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Selected Research Publications

  • Yago T, Lou J, Wu T, Yang J, Miner JJ, Coburn L, López JA, Cruz MA, Dong J-F, McIntire LV, McEver RM, and Zhu C, Platelet glycoprotein Iba forms catch bonds with human WT vWF but not with type 2B von Willebrand Disease vWF, J. Clin. Invest., 118:3195-3207, 2008.
  • Lou J and Zhu C, “Flow induces loop to B-hairpin transition on the B-switch of platelet glycoprotein Iba”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 105:13847–13852, 2008.
  • Chen W, Evans EA, McEve, RP, and Zhu C, "Monitoring receptor-ligand interactions between surfaces by thermal fluctuations," Biophys. J., 94:694-701, 2008.
  • Zarnitsyna VI, Huang J, Zhang F, Chien Y-H, Leckband DE, and Zhu C, "Memory in receptor-ligand mediated cell adhesion," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 104:18037-18042, 2007.
  • Lou J, Yago Y, Klopocki AG, Mehta P, Chen W, Zarnitsyna VI, Bovin NV, Zhu C, and McEver RP. "Flow-enhanced adhesion regulated by a selectin interdomain hinge," J. Cell Biol., 174:1107-1117, 2006.
  • Yago T, Wu J, Wey CD, Klopocki AG, Zhu C and McEver RP, "Catch bonds govern adhesion through L-selectin at threshold shear." J. Cell Biol., 166:913-923, 2004.

  • Please visit http://www.bme.gatech.edu/groups/zhu/Publication.html for the most updated list of publications.


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