- Undergraduate Education
- Hubei University of Chinese Medicine (Wuhan), China. MD, Medicine, 1992
- Graduate Education
- Tongji Medical University (Wuhan), China. Master of Medical Science, 1995
- Beijing Medical University, China. PhD in Medical Science, 1998
- Junior Faculty Award, American Diabetes Association, 2010
- Research Award, Minnesota Medical Foundation, 2004
- Travel Award, Dept. of BMBB, the University of Minnesota, 2001
- Pilot & Feasibility Research Award, Minnesota Obesity Center, 2002, 2005
- Travel Award, The Center for Diabetes Research, University of Minnesota, 2001
- Courses Taught
- NUTR 470: Nutrition and Physiological Chemistry
- NUTR 681: Nutrition Seminar
The long-term goal of Dr. Wu’s research program is to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of obesity and overnutrition-associated metabolic diseases including insulin resistance, diabetes, and fatty liver disease so that novel dietary and/or pharmacological approaches can be developed for preventing and/or treating metabolic diseases. Using molecular, cellular, and integrative approaches, the Wu lab is focused on investigating the interaction between metabolism and inflammation.
Obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, and fatty liver disease
- Liu, Z, Yan, S, Wang, J, Xu, Y, Wang, Y, Zhang, S et al.. Endothelial adenosine A2a receptor-mediated glycolysis is essential for pathological retinal angiogenesis. Nat Commun. 2017;8 (1):584. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00551-2. PubMed PMID:28928465 PubMed Central PMC5605640.
- Xu, Y, Wang, Y, Yan, S, Zhou, Y, Yang, Q, Pan, Y et al.. Intracellular adenosine regulates epigenetic programming in endothelial cells to promote angiogenesis. EMBO Mol Med. 2017;9 (9):1263-1278. doi: 10.15252/emmm.201607066. PubMed PMID:28751580 PubMed Central PMC5582416.
- Guo, X, Shu, C, Li, H, Pei, Y, Woo, SL, Zheng, J et al.. Cyclic GMP-AMP Ameliorates Diet-induced Metabolic Dysregulation and Regulates Proinflammatory Responses Distinctly from STING Activation. Sci Rep. 2017;7 (1):6355. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-05884-y. PubMed PMID:28743914 PubMed Central PMC5526935.