Fanghao Hu
Associate Professor


Address: Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University


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ORCID: 0000-0002-8659-4027


2012/08 – 2017/08       Columbia University              Ph.D.

2008/08 – 2011/05       Iowa State University              M.Sc.

2004/09 – 2008/06       Wuhan University              B.Sc.

Professional Experience

2020/06 – current       Tsinghua University       Associate Professor

2017/09 – 2019/12       Columbia University       Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Research Interests

Optical spectroscopy and microscopy, Imaging probe, Biophotonics


2017 Hammett Award, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

2016 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad

Selected Publications

1.F. Hu#, and Lixue Shi#, and W. Min*, Biological imaging of chemical bonds by stimulated Raman scattering microscopy, Nat. Methods, 2019, 16, 830-842.

2.K. T. Schiessl#, F. Hu#, J. Jo, S. Z. Nazia, B. Wang, A. Price-Whelan, W. Min* and L. E. P. Dietrich*, Phenazine production promotes antibiotic tolerance and metabolic heterogeneity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms, Nat. Commun., 2019, 10, 762.

3.F. Hu#, C. Zeng#, R. Long, Y. Miao, L. Wei, Q. Xu, and W. Min*, Supermultiplexed optical imaging and barcoding with engineered polyynes, Nat. Methods, 2018, 15, 194-200.

4.F. Hu, Z. Chen, L. Zhang, Y. Shen, L. Wei and W. Min*, Vibrational imaging of glucose uptake activity in live cells and tissues by stimulated Raman scattering, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 9821-9825.

5.L. Wei, F. Hu, Y. Shen, Z. Chen, Y. Yu, C.-C. Lin, M. Wang and W. Min*, Live-cell imaging of alkyne-tagged small biomolecules by stimulated Raman scattering, Nat. Methods, 2014, 11, 410-412.

6.F. Hu, K. Schmidt-Rohr and M. Hong*, NMR detection of pH-dependent histidine-water proton exchange reveals the conduction mechanism of a transmembrane proton channel, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 3703-3713.

7.F. Hu, W. Luo, and M. Hong*, Mechanisms of proton conduction and gating in influenza M2 proton channels from solid-state NMR, Science, 2010, 330, 505-508.