Bachelor (1998-2002) and doctorate (2002-2007) of Peking University
Post-doctorate (2007-2010) of Courant Institute of New York University
Adaptation and initiation of blood vessel systems and general biological transport networks.
Modeling and simulation of blood flow and blood pulse; the relation between arterial tree structure and pulse phase.
Molecular dynamics simulations and free energy calculation in peptide-membrane dynamics; the function of antimicrobial peptides.
T. Du, D. Hu*, and D. Cai, “Outflow Boundary Conditions for Blood Flow in Arterial Trees”, PLoS One, 10 (5): e0128597. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128597 (2015).
Y. Wang, D. Hu, and D. Wei, “Transmembrane Permeation Mechanism of Charged Methyl Guanidine”, J. Chem. Theory Comput., DOI: 10.1021/ct400738r, (2014).
D. Hu, and D. Cai, “Adaptation and Optimization of Biological Transport Networks”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 111, 138701 (2013) (Cover article).
Q. Chen, L. Jiang, C. Li, D. Hu, J. Bu, D. Cai, and J. Du, “Haemodynamics-Driven Develop-mental Pruning of Brain Vasculature in Zebrafish”, PLoS Biol 10(8):e1001374 (2012) (Featured and cover article, highlighted by Synopsis of PLoS Biology 2012, e1001375; Nature 2012, 488:560; and Faculty of 1000, Must-read).
D. Hu, P. Zhang, and W. E, “Continuum Theory of a Moving Membrane”, Phys. Rev. E, 75, 041605 (2007).