Po-Shu Tu

Po-Shu Tu

PhD Student

ptu2 / ucmerced, edu

Po-Shu was born and raised in Taiwan. He received his bachelor’s degree (2014) in Biomedical & Environmental Biology from Kaohsiung Medical University. His undergraduate research in Dr. Bin Huang’s lab was mainly focused on how endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) regulates molecular signaling in endothelium. Po-Shu obtained his master’s degree (2017) in Physiology from National Yang-Ming University, where he studied how DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) regulates hematopoiesis in Dr. Yuan-I Chang’s lab. After completing 1-year of substitute military service (2018), Po-Shu joined Mackay Memorial Hospital as a research assistant to investigate how microRNAs regulate the trophoblast development.

Po-Shu enrolled to the Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB) program of University of California Merced in Spring 2021. He works as an international PhD student in the QSB
program and a teaching assistant for several courses (BIO-001, -002, -060). He first joined Dr. Chih-Wen Ni’s lab to develop transgenesis tools using integrase. Meanwhile, he also worked on how PC4 and SFRS1 interacting protein 1a (Psip1a) regulates vascular development in zebrafish.

In Fall 2022, Po-Shu joined Materna & Woo Lab. He is currently co-advised by Dr. Stefan C. Materna and Dr. Stephanie Woo. His doctoral research will focus on identifying the genes that regulates gastrulation in zebrafish.

Aside from research, Po-Shu likes to play baseball and tennis. He also enjoys watching movies and Japanese anime.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0494-3658