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Bingmei Fu

Associate Professor
The City College of New York

Dr. Bingmei M. Fu received her B.S., M.S. from the Department of Modern Mechanics of the University of Science and Technology of China in 1985 and 1988, respectively. Then she worked as an assistant professor for one year in Southwest Jiaotong University before she came to the U.S. in 1989. She obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the City University of New York in 1995. After working for three years as a NIH postdoctoral fellow in the School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, she joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1998 and moved to the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the City College of the City University of New York in the fall of 2004.

Dr. Fu's major research activities involve modeling nano and micro transport phenomena in microcirculation, such as in transvascular, transcellular and transinterstitial processes, and in vivo animal study on mechanisms of microvessel permeability related diseases. Her current research is focused on how to control microvessel permeability and cell adhesion molecules in vascular endothelium to prohibit tumor metastasis, how flow conditions affect thrombus formation and how to deliver drugs to the brain through the blood-brain barrier and the cerebral spinal fluid ventricles. These research projects have been supported by NIH, NSF, NASA and Andrew Grove Foundation, which includes a NSF CAREER award.

Select Publications: 

Yuan W, Lv Y, Zeng M, Fu BM. Non-invasive measurement of solute permeability in cerebral microvessels of the rat. Microvasc Res. 2009 Mar;77(2):166-73.

Liu Q, Mirc D, Fu BM. Mechanical mechanisms of thrombosis in intact bent microvessels of rat mesentery. J Biomech. 2008 Aug 28;41(12):2726-34.

Fu BM, Shen S, Chen B. Structural mechanisms in the abolishment of VEGF-induced microvascular hyperpermeability by cAMP. J Biomech Eng. 2006 Jun;128(3):317-28.

Fu BM, Adamson RH, Curry FR. Determination of microvessel permeability and tissue diffusion coefficient of solutes by laser scanning confocal microscopy. J Biomech Eng. 2005 Apr;127(2):270-8.

Chen B, Fu BM. An electrodiffusion-filtration model for effects of endothelial surface glycocalyx on microvessel permeability to macromolecules. J Biomech Eng. 2004 Oct;126(5):614-24.

Fu BM, Shen S. Acute VEGF effect on solute permeability of mammalian microvessels in vivo. Microvasc Res. 2004 Jul;68(1):51-62.

Fu BM, Chen B. A model for the modulation of microvessel permeability by junction strands. J Biomech Eng. 2003 Oct;125(5):620-7.

Guo P, Hillyard SD, Fu BM. A two-barrier compartment model for volume flow across amphibian skin. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2003 Dec;285(6):R1384-94.

 Fu BM, Shen S. Structural mechanisms of acute VEGF effect on microvessel permeability. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2003 Jun;284(6):H2124-35.

Fu BM, Chen B, Chen W. An electrodiffusion model for effects of surface glycocalyx layer on microvessel permeability. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2003 Apr;284(4):H1240-50.