The Department of Neuroscience recognizes faculty and staff each month whose hard work and dedication contributes to our mission and whom we’re proud to have on our team. Find out more about the spotlight of the month below!

Fu_Harry_460x460April 2021 Faculty Spotlight - Harry Fu

Where are you from originally and what led you to Ohio State?

I am from China and worked at Columbia University before joining OSU. I came to OSU because I was attracted by its great resources and collaborations.

What lab do you work in and what type of research to do facilitate?

I am studying the molecular mechanisms underlying the selective neuronal vulnerability in Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury.

What do enjoy doing in your free time, outside of work?

Watch TV shows and movies.

What drew you to the field and the role you play in the Department of Neuroscience?

My graduate studies and Postdoc trainings as well as the strong interest in Alzheimer’s disease really led me to the filed. Currently my role in the Department is mentoring graduate students and Postdocs, and studying Alzheimer’s disease and the link between brain injury and neurodegeneration.

Who is your biggest role model and why?

I don’t have any one particular role model.

What is your favorite movie, book, or band/singer/songwriter and why?

My favorite movie is Ghost (1990 film). It is very entertaining and really touches my heart.

What is the most rewarding part?

The most rewarding part is to see my findings can be accepted and reproduced by the community.

Do you have any insights or advice to those who are just starting out or are interested in Neuroscience research?

Be open to new ideas.

What are some hidden talents of yours?

Good listener and communicator.

What else should we know about you?

I like sports and music, too.