Kevin Xu

Academic Qualifications:

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California—Berkeley, 2020

Biography:

Kevin joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at WUSTL in 2020 and is currently a PhD candidate in Dr. Chen’s lab. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at UC Berkeley in 2020. He worked on characterizing a novel biomaterial (genetically modified phage) as bioinspiration for fibrillogenesis to elucidate protein aggregation mechanisms in Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. He also worked on studying the hydrodynamics of barnacle larvae to investigate form vs. function in a comparative biomechanical setting. Currently, he is interested in developing novel therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative diseases and in exploring possible applications of immunology in neuroscience through focused ultrasound.

Publication:

  • Branam, J.Y. Wong, K. Xu, B. K.K. Chan, M. A. R. Koehl, K.Y. K. Chan. Biomechanical role of dorsal thoracic spine in swimming of barnacle nauplii [abstract]. In: Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology; 2021 Jan 3—5; Washington, D.C.
  • Y. K. Chan, J. Y. Wong, E. Wong, K. Xu, M. A. R. Koehl. Hydrodynamics of barnacle nauplii shape evolution of body form [abstract]. In: Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology; 2020 Jan 3—7; Austin, TX.