Associate Professor, Biodesign Center for Personalized Diagnostics
Tony Hu received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin where he focused on developing nanomaterials as biosensors for disease diagnosis. Dr. Hu brings a diverse background that combines Biochemistry, Mass Spectrometry, Nanofabrication, and Biomedical Engineering. He has been working on the development and engineering of nanoporous-silica devices, including their application in discovery and validation of biomarkers for years. Dr. Hu has published more than 30 journal papers, and holds 5 U.S. patents (issued and pending) on these subjects since his facultyship starting from 2011. Dr. Hu also contributed four book chapters on the nanomedicine field, and gave more than 20 invited presentations in many major scientific conferences, seminars around the world. His work has been reported by ABC TV, AACC, Chemical&Engineering News, Science Translational Medicine, Nanowok, Science Daily and etc. Dr. Hu received the Gates Foundation Grand Challenge Explorations Award (2012), Virginia and Ernest Cockrell Junior Faculty Award (2012), HMRI President Award (2013), Golfer Against Cancer Award (2014), and Kostas Cardiovascular Nanomedicine Award (2014). His in-depth knowledge of multiplex-detection method development, which is for sample processing, mass spectrometry, biomarker identification and validation, ideally positions him in a leading role to ensure optimal progress toward the clinical translation of a platform for improved and comprehensive analysis of blood-based biomarkers, with potentially broad clinical applications.