- 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
- Zhou, Y, Zeng, X, Li, G, Yang, Q, Xu, J, Zhang, M et al.. Inactivation of endothelial adenosine receptor 2A protects mice from cerebral ischemia-induced brain injury. Br. J. Pharmacol. 2019; :. doi: 10.1111/bph.14673. PubMed PMID:30931525 .
- Chen, L, Zhou, T, Wu, N, O'Brien, A, Venter, J, Ceci, L et al.. Pinealectomy or light exposure exacerbates biliary damage and liver fibrosis in cholestatic rats through decreased melatonin synthesis. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2019.03.002. PubMed PMID:30890428 .
- Ding, Y, Zhu, S, Wu, C, Qian, L, Li, D, Wang, L et al.. Relationship between porcine miR-20a and its putative target LDLR based on dual luciferase reporter gene assays. Asian-australas. J. Anim. Sci. 2019; :. doi: 10.5713/ajas.18.0510. PubMed PMID:30744358 .