Ganhui Lan

Dr. Ganhui Lan

Department of Physics

The George Washington University, USA

Assistant Professor



2003-2008 Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, USA

1998-2002 B.Sc., Peking University, China

Publications (Selected)

  1. Lan G, Sun SX. Mechanochemical Models of Processive Molecular Motors. Molecular Physics. 1-18, 2012.
  2. Lan G, Sartori P, Neumann S, Sourjik V, Tu Y. The energy-speed-accuracy tradeoff in sensory adaptation. Nature Physics. 8:422–428, 2012.
  3. Lan G, Schulmeister S, Sourjik V, Tu Y. Adapt Locally and Act Globally: Strategy to Maintain High Chemoreceptor Sensitivity in Complex Environments*. Mol. Syst. Biol. 7: 475, 2011.
  4. Khursigara C†, Lan G†, Neumann S, Ravindran S, Borgnia M, Sourjik V, Milne J, Tu Y, Subramaniam S. Lateral density of receptor arrays in the membrane plane determines sensitivity of the E. coli chemotaxis response. EMBO J. 30(9):1719-1729, 2011. († Co-1st Authors)
  5. Meacci G, Lan G, Tu Y. Dynamics of the bacterial flagellar motor: The effects of stator compliance, back steps, temperature, and the rotational asymmetry. Biophys J. 100(8): 1986-1995, 2011.
  6. Lan G, Daniels BR, Dobrowsky TM, Wirtz D, Sun SX. Condensation of FtsZ filaments can drive bacterial cell division. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 106(1): 121-126, 2009.
  7. Dajkovic A, Lan G, Sun SX, Wirtz D, Lutkenhaus J. MinC spatially controls bacterial cytokinesis by antagonizing the scaffolding function of FtsZ. Curr Biol. 18(4): 235-244, 2008.
  8. Sun SX, Lan G, Atilgan E. Stochastic modeling methods in cell biology. Methods Cell Biol. 89: 601-621, 2008.
  9. Lan G, Dajkovic A, Wirtz D, Sun SX. Polymerization and bundling kinetics of FtsZ filaments. Biophys J. 95(8): 4045-4056, 2008.
  10. Lan G, Wolgemuth CW, Sun SX. Z-ring force and cell shape during division in rod-like bacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 104(41): 16110-16115, 2007.
  11. Lan G, Sun SX. Flexible light-chain and helical structure of F-actin explain the movement and step size of myosin-VI. Biophys J. 91(11): 4002-4013, 2006.
  12. Lan G, Sun SX. Dynamics of myosin-driven skeletal muscle contraction: I. Steady-state force generation. Biophys J. 88(6): 4107-4117, 2005.
  13. Lan G, Sun SX. Dynamics of myosin-V processivity. Biophys J. 88(2): 999-1008, 2005.
  14. Lan G and Tu Y. The Energy Cost of Accurate Adaptation in Incoherent Type-1 Feed-Forward Loop. American Physical Society March Meeting, Boston (Abstract), 2012.
  15. Lan G and Tu Y. The energy cost of sensory adaptation. Bacterial Locomotion and Signal Transduction XI Conference, New Orleans, LA. (Abstract) 2011.
  16. Lan G and Tu Y. Chemo-receptor's strategy in maintaining high sensitivity in environment with mixed signals. StatPhysHK: Complexity, Computation, and Information, Hong Kong, PR China. (Abstract) 2010.
  17. Lan G and Tu Y. Adapt locally and act globally: a better strategy for high sensitivity. Gordon Research Conferences for Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms, Ventura Beach, CA. (Abstract) 2010; and Q-Bio 3rd Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM. (Abstract) 2009.
  18. Lan G and Tu Y. Condensation of FtsZ filaments drives bacterial cell division. Q-Bio 3rd Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM. (Abstract) 2009.
  19. Lan G and Tu Y. Growth, Mechanics and Cell Division in Rod-like Bacteria. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. (Abstract) 2007.