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SELECTBIO Conferences Extracellular Vesicles 2022: Technologies Driving Biological Investigations

Tony Hu's Biography



Tony Hu, Professor and Presidential Chair, Tulane University School of Medicine

Dr. Tony Hu is the Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Biotechnology Innovation and a Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, and Microbiology at Tulane University. He is also the founding Director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Diagnostics at Tulane School of Medicine. Dr. Hu received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. Dr. Hu’s research focuses on the development of nanomaterial platforms and proteomic approaches that are designed to enrich biomarker capture from microbial pathogens, or enhance biomarker signal, to improve the detection sensitivity, specificity, or quantitation of pathogen-derived soluble or extracellular vesicle (EV)-associated factors in complex biological samples. His research differs from conventional biomarker discovery and detection research for clinical microbiology in that it employs the special properties of nanomaterials to improve assay performance and reproducibility. This can have profound impact on the ability to detect and quantitate target low abundance biomarkers in complex mixtures, allowing the analysis of biomarkers that would otherwise be undetectable. Dr. Hu has made significant contributions to microbial diagnostics for critical global health initiatives, including a serum/plasma assay for all forms of tuberculosis and a mass spectrometry-based approach to differentiate closely related mycobacterium and Ebolavirus species.

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Probing Life in Bubbles – Nanoplasmonic Quantification of Pathogen-derived Extracellular Vesicles in Blood

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 at 11:30

Add to Calendar ▼2022-12-14 11:30:002022-12-14 12:30:00Europe/LondonProbing Life in Bubbles – Nanoplasmonic Quantification of Pathogen-derived Extracellular Vesicles in BloodExtracellular Vesicles 2022: Technologies Driving Biological Investigations in Long Beach, CaliforniaLong Beach, CaliforniaSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are small membrane-bound vesicles secreted by all cells, circulate at high levels, and convey nucleic acids, peptide/proteins, lipids. EVs secreted by microbial pathogens or infected or malignant cells represent an excellent source of biomarkers, but technical challenges have prevented development of EV-based assays. With the advanced technologies, we have identified and validated new biomarkers for rapid pathogen differentiation (e.g. SARS-CoV-2 and mycobacterial), early disease diagnosis (including cancer), and/or real-time evaluation of disease response. Our multidisciplinary expertise enables us to employ the characteristic properties of engineered nanodevices to improve the capture and detection of circulating biomarkers.


Add to Calendar ▼2022-12-12 00:00:002022-12-14 00:00:00Europe/LondonExtracellular Vesicles 2022: Technologies Driving Biological InvestigationsExtracellular Vesicles 2022: Technologies Driving Biological Investigations in Long Beach, CaliforniaLong Beach, CaliforniaSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com