Dr. Dax Fu is an associate professor of physiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research focuses on zinc transporters from molecular structures to pathophysiologic roles in mammalian cells.
His lab is translating basic research in structure and function of a human pancreatic zinc transporter to early diagnosis and therapeutic interventions of diabetes.
Dr. Fu received his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from the Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University in China and earned a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from Mayo Medical School. He conducted post-doctoral work in membrane biochemistry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and X-ray crystallography at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine.
Dr. Fu received the National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health from 1998-2000. He is a founding member of the International Society for Zinc Biology, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.