Haian Fu, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Emory University School of Medicine
5111 Rollins Research Center
1510 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30322
Tel: 404-727-0368 (office)
Tel: 404-727-1335 (lab)
Our research seeks to understand signal transduction pathways that control cell survival and death in normal and cancer cells. Based on the unraveled signaling mechanisms and tumor-addicted pathways, we employ the chemical biology approach to develop novel strategies for mechanistic understanding of tumorigenesis, small molecule drug discovery, and translational studies.
May 2022: Congratulations to the Fu Lab researchers for the recent article entitled, "Uncovering warped protein interactions in cancer".
April 2019: ICBS Emory Young Scholar Chapter hosted the spring event on April 12th, 2019. This is the second major event of the student/postdoc organization since its launch in the summer of 2018. Centered around the theme “Chemical Biology in the Drug Discovery and Development”, Dr. Zaneta Nicolovska-Coleska (University of Michigan) talked about the chemical biology and drug discovery research in academia, Dr. Douglas Auld (Novartis) presented the opportunities of industry-academic collaborations with Novartis, and Dr. Kallol Basu (Merck Process) presented the development of a green and sustainable manufacturing process for a clinical candidate drug MK-7264.
March 2019: Congratulations Dr. Xiulei Mo with the Cell Chemical Biology paper "HTiP: High-Throughput Immunomodulator Phenotypic Screening Platform to Reveal IAP Antagonists as Anti-cancer Immune Enhancers"! Cell Chem. Biol., 2019, 26, 331-339. PubMed
April 2018: Congratulations!!! Valentina Gonzalez-Pecchi selected as the 2018 William and Catherine Rice Award Recipient by the Cancer Biology graduate program of the Laney Graduate School, Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS). The award will be presented during the GDBBS banquet on April 18, 2018.
April 2018: Lauren Rusnak - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Dissertation Defense
REGULATION OF APOPTOSIS SIGNAL-REGULATING KINASE 1 BY LATS2
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Whitehead Biomedical Research Building Auditorium
January 2018: The Fu lab contributes to the NCI CTD2 network publication in Nature Biotechnology. Dr. Xiulei Mo, Instructor of Pharmacology, utilized the highly sensitive TR-FRET technology to provide strong supporting evidence for the dual CRISPR study-derived genetic network model with the Dr. McManus team from University of California San Francisco.
Black History Award by WRAL, a local North Carolina news station in Umstead’s homestate. Click here to watch Umstead’s interview and be sure to read about her previous work
February 2017: Fu Lab OncoPPI research featured in Emory News Center, entitled, "Spider web of cancer proteins reveals new drug possibilities".
November 2016: MaKendra Umstead was awarded the first Kharen Fulton Diversity Graduate Award! Read more>>
October 2016: Congratulations to Dr. MaKendra Umstead on defending her thesis and graduating from Emory’s Cancer Biology Ph.D. program!
October 2016: Cindy, Valentina and Yuhong will be presenting posters and representing the Fu Lab at the International Chemical Biology Society meeting in Madison, WI
August 2016: The Fu Lab is happy to welcome our newest graduate student, Sean Doyle, to the lab! He is a MD/Ph.D. student and beginning his first year in the MSP program.