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Chih-Wen Chu

Research Assistant Professor
Bioengineering Department


Ph.D., Cell Regulation, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2010

M.S., Molecular Medicine, National Taiwan University, 2004

B.S., Zoology, National Taiwan University, 2002

Chu, C.W., Masak, G., Yang, J., & Davidson, L.A. (2020). From biomechanics to mechanobiology: Xenopus provides direct access to the physical principles that shape the embryo. CURRENT OPINION IN GENETICS & DEVELOPMENT, 63, 71-77.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.gde.2020.05.011.

Chu, C.W. (2018). First person - Chih-Wen Chu. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, 131(10).The Company of Biologists. doi: 10.1242/jcs.219725.

Chu, C.W., Xiang, B., Ossipova, O., Ioannou, A., & Sokol, S.Y. (2018). The Ajuba family protein Wtip regulates actomyosin contractility during vertebrate neural tube closure. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, 131(10).The Company of Biologists. doi: 10.1242/jcs.213884.

Chu, C.W., & Sokol, S.Y. (2016). Wnt proteins can direct planar cell polarity in vertebrate ectoderm. ELIFE, 5(September2016).eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd. doi: 10.7554/eLife.16463.

Chu, C.W., Ossipova, O., Ioannou, A., & Sokol, S.Y. (2016). Prickle3 synergizes with Wtip to regulate basal body organization and cilia growth. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6(1), 24104.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/srep24104.

Ossipova, O., Chu, C.W., Fillatre, J., Brott, B.K., Itoh, K., & Sokol, S.Y. (2015). The involvement of PCP proteins in radial cell intercalations during Xenopus embryonic development. DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, 408(2), 316-327.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2015.06.013.

Ossipova, O., Chuykin, I., Chu, C.W., & Sokol, S.Y. (2015). Vangl2 cooperates with Rab11 and Myosin V to regulate apical constriction during vertebrate gastrulation. DEVELOPMENT, 142(1), 99-107.The Company of Biologists. doi: 10.1242/dev.111161.

Chu, C.W., Gerstenzang, E., Ossipova, O., & Sokol, S.Y. (2013). Lulu Regulates Shroom-Induced Apical Constriction during Neural Tube Closure. PLOS ONE, 8(11), e81854.Public Library of Science (PLoS). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081854.

Chu, C.W., Hou, F., Zhang, J., Phu, L., Loktev, A.V., Kirkpatrick, D.S., Jackson, P.K., Zhao, Y., & Zou, H. (2011). A novel acetylation of β-tubulin by San modulates microtubule polymerization via down-regulating tubulin incorporation. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL, 22(4), 448-456.American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). doi: 10.1091/mbc.E10-03-0203.

Tsai, P.C., Lee, S.W., Liu, Y.W., Chu, C.W., Chen, K.Y., Ho, J.C., & Lee, F.J.S. (2008). Afi1p functions as an Arf3p polarization-specific docking factor for development of polarity. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 283(24), 16915-16927.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M802550200.

Hou, F., Chu, C.W., Kong, X., Yokomori, K., & Zou, H. (2007). The acetyltransferase activity of San stabilizes the mitotic cohesin at the centromeres in a shugoshin-independent manner. JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY, 177(4), 587-597.Rockefeller University Press. doi: 10.1083/jcb.200701043.