Dr Lu Fu

Dr Lu Fu

Casual Academic

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

Grad Sch: Biomedical Eng

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.

Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering LG office, Samuels Building (F25) The University of New South Wales Sydney, NSW 2052
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Lau K; Fu L; Zhang A; Akhavan B; Whitelock J; Bilek MM; Lord MS; Rnjak-Kovacina J, 2023, 'Recombinant perlecan domain V covalently immobilized on silk biomaterials via plasma immersion ion implantation supports the formation of functional endothelium', Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A, 111, pp. 825 - 839, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.37525
    Journal articles | 2022
    Fu L; Kim HN; Sterling JD; Baker SM; Lord MS, 2022, 'The role of the cell surface glycocalyx in drug delivery to and through the endothelium', Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 184, pp. 114195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addr.2022.114195
    Journal articles | 2022
    Fu L; Li R; Whitelock JM; Lord MS, 2022, 'Tuning the intentional corona of cerium oxide nanoparticles to promote angiogenesis via fibroblast growth factor 2 signalling', Regenerative Biomaterials, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rb/rbac081
    Journal articles | 2022
    Liu J; Xue J; Fu L; Xu J; Lord MS; Liang K, 2022, 'Genetically Encoded Synthetic Beta Cells for Insulin Biosynthesis and Release under Hyperglycemic Conditions', Advanced Functional Materials, 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202111271
    Journal articles | 2022
    Yong JM; Fu L; Tang F; Yu P; Kuchel RP; Whitelock JM; Lord MS, 2022, 'ROS-Mediated Anti-Angiogenic Activity of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles in Melanoma Cells', ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 8, pp. 512 - 525, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c01268
    Journal articles | 2016
    Xu HR; Fu L; Zhan P; Liu XY, 2016, '3D-QSAR analysis of a series of S-DABO derivatives as anti-HIV agents by CoMFA and CoMSIA', SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research, 27, pp. 999 - 1014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1062936X.2016.1233580
    Journal articles | 2015
    Huang B; Li C; Chen W; Liu T; Yu M; Fu L; Sun Y; Liu H; De Clercq E; Pannecouque C; Balzarini J; Zhan P; Liu X, 2015, 'Fused heterocycles bearing bridgehead nitrogen as potent HIV-1 NNRTIs. Part 3: Optimization of [1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine core via structure-based and physicochemical property-driven approaches', European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 92, pp. 754 - 765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2015.01.042
    Journal articles | 2015
    Huang B; Liang X; Li C; Chen W; Liu T; Li X; Sun Y; Fu L; Liu H; De Clercq E; Pannecouque C; Zhan P; Liu X, 2015, 'Fused heterocycles bearing bridgehead nitrogen as potent HIV-1 NNRTIs. Part 4: Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazines', European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 93, pp. 330 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2015.02.022

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

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

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)

Outstanding undergraduate of Shandong Province (top 0.5 % of the university) (2016)

South Australia & Shandong sister state-province student ambassador (Top2 of undergraduates in Shandong Province) (2016)

National Scholarship Award (2016)

Presidential Scholarship, the highest honour for undergraduates of Shandong University, top 0.3 % (2015)

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)

Participant of the 5th EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Australia PhD course (60 PhD candidates in Australia were selected annually for this program) (2018)

My Research Supervision

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