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Dr. Tianzhi Luo

Postdoc fellow
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Brief Biography:

2008-present, Postdoc fellow, Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

2002 – 2007 Ph.D, Materials Science and Eingineering, Johns Hopkins University

2000 – 2002 M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

1995 – 2000 B.S., Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China


Academic positions:

Postdoc fellow


Research interests:

My current research is to integrate the knowledge and techniques in materials science, mechanics, biophysics and biology together to understand the cell mechanics, motility, mechanosensation and mechanotransduction from single molecule level to whole cell level.
1. use cloning techniques to build new molecular probes to observe the individual and collective behaviors of proteins under fluorescent microscopes.
2. design novel mechanical setups and combine them with fluorescent microscopy techniques to obtain spatial and temporal information of the force-dependence of protein-protein interactions .
3. make artificial cells with purified proteins to mimic the behaviors of real cells.
4. employ coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation and kinetic Monte Carlo simulation at molecular level and finite difference schemes at cell level to understand the mechanisms of protein-protein interactions and cell mechanics.


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