Research Administrative Manager

Dr. Hua Zhu is a professor of Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Zhu investigates the factors that control normal structure and intracellular signaling in cardiac and skeletal muscle physiology and diseases. Specifically, he is interested in whether one can enhance transverse tubular structure and function in treatment of muscular dystrophy; how to fine tune balance among intracellular cell death pathways, such as necroptosis, apoptosis and autophagy for cardiac and skeletal muscle protection; and how to rejuvenate stem cell function to enhance tissue regeneration in the aging process.


  • PhD: Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Fellowship: Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers University, Postdoctoral Cancer Research
  • Fellowship: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers Medical School), Postdoctoral Fellow in Physiology

Research Interests

  • Ischemic heart diseases
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Sarcopenia
  • Corneal wound healing
  • Stem cells

Current Funding

  • NIH R01-AR067766
    Regulation of Mitsugumin 29 expression in muscle physiology and diseases
  • NIH R01-HL124122
    Oxidized Low-density Lipoprotein Impairs Bone Marrow Stem Cell Survival in Myocardial Infarction

PubMed articles