Hung-Jen Wu

Assistant Professor

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Office: 225 BRWN
Phone: (979) 862-1454
Fax: (979) 845-6446

Research Interests

Dr. Wu’s research focuses on using nanostructured materials and analytical tools to develop diagnostic techniques for disease screening. The applications of these techniques include, infectious diseases screening (e.g. tuberculosis, HIV, etc), imaging complex biological networks that are critical to the development of diseases (e.g. cancer), exploring cell membrane function, and drug discovery.


  • B.S., National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • M.S., National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Selected Publications

1.Wang, Z., Fine, D., Wu, H.-J., Schmulen, J., Hu, Y., Godin, B., Zhang, J.X., Liu, X., “Ciliated micropillars for the microfluidic-based isolation of nanoscale lipid vesicles,” Lab on a chip, 13:2879-2882. (2013).

2. Fan, J., Huang, Y., Finoulst, I., Wu, H.-J., Deng, Z., Xu, R., Ferrari, R., Shen, H., Hu, Y., “Low Molecular Weight Serum Biomarkers for Pulmonary Metastatic Melanoma Identified by means of a Nanopore-based Assay,” Cancer Letter, 334: 202-10 (2013).

3. Wu, H.-J., Henzie, J., Lin, W.-C., Rhodes, C., Li, Z., Thorner, J., Yang, P., Groves, J.T., "Membrane-Protein Binding Measured with Solution-Phase Plasmonic Nanocube Sensors," Nature Methods, 9:1189-91 (2012).

4. Smoligovets, A., Wu, H.-J., Smith, A., Petit, R., Groves, J.T., "Characterization of dynamic actin associations with T-cell receptor microclusters in primary T cells," Journal of Cell Science, 125:735-42 (2012).

5. Yu, C., Wu, H.-J., Kaizuka, Y., Vale, R.D., Groves, J.T., "Altered actin centripetal retrograde flow in physically restricted immunological synapses," PLoS ONE, 5(7):e11878 (2010).