Name: Ping Hu

Country: United States


Research Associate of Biomedical Engineering Department,
University of Virginia.

Phone no: 225-405-3450

Email: Send an Email


1450 Timberwood Blvd,

Research Interests:

  • Cell and Molecular Biology: Bacterial and cell culture; Flow cytometry; Cloning; Mutagenesis, Cell sorting and stable cell line construction; Overlap PCR. 
  • Protein Biology: Immunoprecipitation; Western blot; SDS-PAGE; Silver staining; Protein radiolabelling.
  • Microscopy: Confocal microscopy; Differential interference contrast microscopy.
  • Immunology: ELISA; Immunohistochemistry.


Honor and Reward: 

  • Louisiana State University                                                                                                        
  • 2013 Mr. Ron and Dr. Mary Neal Awards (Award for excellent teaching assistant).


  1. The Interface between the EGF1 and EGF2 Domains is Critical in Integrin Affinity Regulation. Hu P, Luo BH. J Cell Biochem. (In revision).
  2. Integrin αvβ8 adopts a high affinity state for soluble ligands under physiological conditions. Hu P, Luo BH. J Cell Biochem. 2017 Aug;118(8):2044-2052. 
  3. Integrin αIIbβ3 transmembrane domain separation mediates bi-directional signaling across the plasma membrane. Hu P, Luo BH. PLoS One. 2015 Jan 24;10(1):e0116208. 
  4. Non-ionic water-soluble “clickable” α-helical polypeptides: synthesis, characterization and side chain modification. Jinbao Cao, Ping Hu, Lu Lu, Brandon A. Chan, Bing-Hao Luo and Donghui Zhang. Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 6, 1226 – 1229. 
  5. Integrin bi-directional signaling across the plasma membrane. Hu P, Luo BH. J Cell Physiol. 2013 Feb; 228(2):306-12. 
  6. α(V)β(3) integrin crystal structures and their functional implications. Dong X, Mi LZ, Zhu J, Wang W, Hu P, Luo BH, Springer TA. Biochemistry. 2012 Nov 6; 51(44):8814-28. 
  7. Clone and expression of Helicobacter pylori protein HP0410 and its epitopes analysis. HU Ping, LUO Jun, LONG Bei-guo, et,al. Chinese Journal of Republic Health. Sep 2008, Vol. 24(9):1090 – 1093.
  8. Cloning, amplification, expression and bioinformatic analysis of Helicobacter pylori gene hp0231 and hp0410. HU Ping; LUO Jun; LONG Beiguo. Journal of Tropical Medicine. Apr 2007, Vol. 7(4): 319-322.