- 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
- Wang, X, Rao, H, Zhao, J, Wee, A, Li, X, Fei, R et al.. STING expression in monocyte-derived macrophages is associated with the progression of liver inflammation and fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Lab. Invest. 2019; :. doi: 10.1038/s41374-019-0342-6. PubMed PMID:31745210 .
- Shi, G, Liu, D, Zhou, B, Liu, Y, Hao, B, Yu, S et al.. Ginsenoside Rb1 alleviates ox-LDL-induced vascular endothelium senescence via the SIRT1/Beclin-1/autophagy axis. J. Cardiovasc. Pharmacol. 2019; :. doi: 10.1097/FJC.0000000000000775. PubMed PMID:31658172 .
- Zhou, T, Kyritsi, K, Wu, N, Francis, H, Yang, Z, Chen, L et al.. Knockdown of vimentin reduces mesenchymal phenotype of cholangiocytes in the Mdr2-/- mouse model of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). EBioMedicine. 2019;48 :130-142. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.09.013. PubMed PMID:31522982 PubMed Central PMC6838376.