Researcher

Dr Lu Fu

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Biomaterials, Cellular Interactions (incl. Adhesion, Matrix, Cell Wall), Nanomedicine, Biomedical Engineering

Biography

Dr Lu Fu is a research associate at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, UNSW. She is working with A/Prof Megan Lord on an Australian Research Council Linkage Project with Synedgen Inc. Her research focus is on biomaterial interactions with the endothelial cell surface glycocalyx for vascular applications.


My Grants

Contributor for UNSW-Chinese Academy of Sciences collaborative research seed grant (2019)

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Dr Lu Fu is a research associate at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, UNSW. She is working with A/Prof Megan Lord on an Australian Research Council Linkage Project with Synedgen Inc. Her research focus is on biomaterial interactions with the endothelial cell surface glycocalyx for vascular applications.


My Grants

Contributor for UNSW-Chinese Academy of Sciences collaborative research seed grant (2019)

Primary investigator of a National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 201410422105)


My Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)                                                                           Mar 2017-Jan 2021

Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy                                                                 Sep 2012-June 2016

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shandong University, China


My Awards

Matrix Biology & Matrix Biology Plus Pan Pacific Connective Tissue Societies Symposium (PPCTSS) Attendance Award (2020)

University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) at UNSW

UNSW Student Nominee of NSW 2020 International Student Award

School’s 3MT Presentations Competition-First Place (2019)


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Lu welcomes expressions of interest to join the team at the Honours, Masters and PhD levels.

PhD position available. Project: Glycopolymer interactions with blood vessels. The focus to understand how glycopolymer biomaterials interact with the blood vessel interface, an extracellular matrix at the surface of endothelial cells. This project is suited to candidates interested in developing their skills in biomaterials, biochemistry and biophysics and interested in working on a collaborative project with Synedgen Inc.

An attractive scholarship package is available for domestic candidates who meet the eligibility criteria (Australian citizen or permanent resident and hold the equivalent of a First-class Honours degree in Engineering, Science or related field). Please contact Lu for more information.


Currently supervising

Honours student: 

Toobah Farooqi, Structural dynamics of hyaluronan in the endothelial glycocalyx: Understanding molecular changes during inflammation 

Taste of Research student: 

Willson Blesstian, The mechanisms of polymer interactions with the endothelial glycocalyx

 


My Engagement

Member of Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE)

Member of Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand (MBSANZ)

Student representative for School’s Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) committee (2019-2021)

Mentor of the Introductory Academic Program (IAP) in UNSW (2018)

Mentor of Personalised English Language Enhancement (PELE) course in UNSW (2018)

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Location

Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
LG office, Samuels Building (F25)
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052