Zhe Wu received his Bachelor degree from the University of Science and Technology of China, and obtained his Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2012 (co-advised by Arun Yethiraj and Qiang Cui). Interested in understanding various biophysical phenomena with theoretical approaches, he focused on both computational model development and biomolecular simulations. Specifically, he is the developer of the BMW-MARTINI coarse-grained force field, and he contributes in understanding the origin of entropy driven hydrophobic interactions in water, the ion Hofmeister effects in water dynamics, and the microscopic mechanisms in peptide-induced membrane remodeling process. As a continuation of his endeavor, he joins the TCB group in 2012 as a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Physics of Living Cells, and his study will mainly focus on extending understandings in the membrane fusion processes.
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