Chunhua Fu, PhD

Chunhua Fu, PhD
Biological Scientist
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


TEL: 352.273.8737




B.Sc. Sichuan University, China Biochemistry
M.Sc. Sichuan University, China Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Ph.D. Sichuan University, China Oncology

Research Interests:

  • Brantly Lab – ARB
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Vascular Disease and Vascular Biology

Professional Societies:

  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Honors and Awards:

  • Lan Tianhe Awards  for Excellent Graduate Students, 1997
  • Lian Bang Awards for Excellent Graduate Students, 2002
  • Universities Science and Technology Progress Awards, 1st place, 2006

Publications (2004 onwards):

  • Yang P, Hong MS, Fu CH, Schmit BM, Su Y, Berceli SA, Jiang Z Preexisting smooth muscle cells contribute to neointimal cell repopulation at an incidence varying widely among individual lesions Surgery. 2016 Feb;159 (2):602-12.
  • Xu G, Ran Y, Fromholt SE,  Fu CH, Yachnis AT, Golde TE and Borchet DR  Murine Aβ over-production produces diffuse and compact Alzheimer-type amyloid deposits Acta Neuropathologica Communications 2015 3:72.
  • Schmit BM, Yang P, Fu CH, DeSart K, Berceli SA, Jiang Z. Hypertension overrides the protective effect of female hormones on the development of aortic aneurysm secondary to Alk5 deficiency via ERK activation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Jan 15; 308(2):H115-25.
  • Fu C, Yu P, Tao M, Gupta T, Moldawer LL, Berceli SA, Jiang Z. Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1/CCR2 axis promotes vein graft neointimal hyperplasia through its signaling in graft-extrinsic cell populations. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 Oct;32 (10):2418-26. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.112.255786. Epub 2012 Aug 16.
  • Xu Y, Zhang C, Wang R, Govindarajan SS, Barish PA, Vernon MM, Fu CH, Acharya AP, Chen L, Boykin E, Yu J, Pan J, O’Donnell JM, Ogle WO.Corticosterone induced morphological changes of hippocampal and amygdaloid cell lines are dependent on 5-HT (7) receptor related signal pathway. Neuroscience. 2011 Feb 28.
  • Sun LY , Wu L, Bao CY, Fu CH,  Wang XL, Yao JF, Zhang XD , Clemens A. van Blitterswijk. Gene expressions of Collagen type I, ALP and BMP-4 in osteo-inductive BCP implants show similar pattern to that of natural healing bones. Materials Science and Engineering C 29 (2009) 1829–1834.
  • Luo Y, Wen YJ, Ding ZY, Fu CH, Wu Y, Liu JY, Li Q,  He QM, Zhao X, Jiang Y, Li J,  Deng HX, Kang B, Mao YQ,  Wei YQ. Immunotherapy of tumors with protein vaccine based on chicken homologous tie-2. Clin Cancer Res. 2006 Mar 15;12 (6).
  • Fu CH, Tian L, Wei YQ, Wen YJ, Li J. Construction of Eukaryotic Expression Plasmid pSecTag2B-msBlyS Expressing Mouse Soluble B Lymphocyte Stimulator. West China Journal of Stomatology 2004. 22(2): 145-148.
  • Fu CH, Tian L, Wei YQ, Kan B, Li J, Wen YJ. Screening and Identification of Stable Transfectants of Mouse Soluble B Lymphocyte Stimulator. Journal of Biomedical Engineering. 2004 .21(6) : 897-900[My paper].
  • Tan GH, Wei YQ, Tian L, Zhao X, Yang L,  Li J,  He QM, Wu Y, Wen YJ, Yi T, Ding ZY, Kan B, Mao YQ, Deng HX, Li HL, Zhou CH, Fu CH, et al, Active Immunotherapy of Tumors with a Recombinant Xenogeneic Endoglin as a Model Antigen. Eur. J. Immunol..  2004. 34: 2012–2021.
  • Tan GH, Tian L, Wei YQ, Zhao X, Li J,  Wu Y, Wen YJ, Yi T, Ding ZY, Kan B, Mao YQ, Deng HX, Li HL, Zhou CH, and Fu CH, et al. Combination of Low-dose Cisplatin and Recombinant Xenogeneic Endoglin as a Vaccine Induces Synergistic Antitumor Activities . Int. J. Cancer. 2004. 112, 701–706.
  • Li Q, Wei YQ, Wen YJ, Zhao X, Tian L, Yang L,  Mao YQ,  Kan B, Wu Y, Ding ZY, Deng HX, Li J,  Luo Y, Li HL, He QM, Su JM, Xiao F, Zhou CH, Fu CH, et al. Induction of Apoptosis and Tumor Regression by Vesicular Stomatitis Virus in the Presence of Gemcitabine in Lung Cancer. Int. J. Cancer. 2004. 112, 143–149.