Chih Kuan Tung

TitleAssistant Professor




OfficeMarteena Hall
Room: 301

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Chih Kuan Tung


Ph D: Physics, Princeton University, 2008

BS: Physics, National Taiwan University, 2002

Research Interests

Biological physics, microfluidic in vitro models for biological systems, collective dynamics and phase separation of cells. Soft and active matters. Influence of physical environment on mammalian sperm motility.

Recent Publications

Lin, Chungwei  Marks, Tim  Pajovic, Milutin  Watanabe, Shinji  Tung, Chih Kuan  (2017).  Model parameter learning using Kullback-Leibler divergence.  (491,  pp. 549).  Physica A.

Tung, Chih Kuan  Lin, Chungwei  Harvey, Benedict  Fiore, Alyssa  Ardon, Florencia  Wu, Mingming  Suarez, Susan  (2017).  Fluid viscoelasticity promotes collective swimming of sperm.  (7,  pp. 3152).  Scientific Reports.

Ardon, Florencia  Markello, Ross  Hu, Lian  Deutsch, Zarah  Tung, Chih Kuan  Alshafie, Walaa  Yaros, Thomas  Gilbert, Robert  Wu, Mingming  Suarez, Susan  (2016).  Dynamics of bull sperm interaction with epithelium differ between oviductal isthmus and ampulla.  (4,  95,  pp. 90).  Biology of Reproduction.

Song, Wei  Tung, Chih Kuan  Lu, Yen-Chun  Pardo, Yehudah  Wu, Mingming  Das, Moumita  Kao, Der-I  Chen, Shuibing  Ma, Minglin  (2016).  Dynamic self-organization of microwell-aggregated cellular mixtures.  (12,  pp. 5739).  Soft Matter.

Kim, Beum  Richter, Lubna  Hatter, Nicholas  Tung, Chih Kuan  Ahner, Beth  Wu, Mingming  (2015).  An array microhabitat system for high throughput studies of microalgal growth under controlled nutrient gradients.  (18,  15,  pp. 3687).  Lab on a Chip.

Tung, Chih Kuan  Ardon, Florencia  Roy, Anubhab  Koch, Donald  Suarez, Susan  Wu, Mingming  (2015).  Emergence of upstream swimming via a hydrodynamic transition.  (10,  114,  pp. 108102).  Physical review letters.

Huang, Yu  Tung, Chih Kuan  Zheng, Anqi  Kim, Beum  Wu, Mingming  (2015).  Interstitial flows promote amoeboid over mesenchymal motility of breast cancer cells revealed by a three dimensional microfluidic model.  (11,  7,  pp. 1402).  Integrative Biology.

Tung, Chih Kuan  Hu, Lian  Fiore, Alyssa  Ardon, Florencia  Hickman, Dillon  Gilbert, Robert  Suarez, Susan  Wu, Mingming  (2015).  Microgrooves and fluid flows provide preferential passageways for sperm over pathogen Tritrichomonas foetus.  (17,  112,  pp. 5431).  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Tung, Chih Kuan  Ardon, Florencia  Fiore, Alyssa  Suarez, Susan  Wu, Mingming  (2014).  Cooperative roles of biological flow and surface topography in guiding sperm migration revealed by a microfluidic model.  (7,  14,  pp. 1348).  Lab on a chip.