Hongzhen Hu , PhD

Hongzhen Hu , PhD

Professor of Medicine, Dermatology

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Education and training

  • PhD, Integrated Biomedical Science, The Ohio State University, 2004
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, 2010

Research Interests

  • Investigating cutaneous itch mechanisms
  • Identification of sensory TRP channels as molecular sensors of pain and irritation evoked by both endogenous and environmental irritants
  • Determine structural basis of thermal and chemical sensitivities in TRP channels
  • Understand mechanisms responsible for regulation of gastrointestinal (GI) mobility by enteric neurons and macrophages
  • Dr. Hu’s publications