- 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
- Hou, Y, Cao, X, Hu, X, Li, X, Shi, X, Wang, H et al.. CMHX008, a PPARγ partial agonist, enhances insulin sensitivity with minor influences on bone loss. Genes Dis. 2018;5 (3):290-299. doi: 10.1016/j.gendis.2018.05.004. PubMed PMID:30320193 PubMed Central PMC6176219.
- Xu, H, Fu, Q, Zhou, Y, Xue, C, Olson, P, Lynch, EC et al.. A long-term maternal diet intervention is necessary to avoid the obesogenic effect of maternal high-fat diet in the offspring. J. Nutr. Biochem. 2018;62 :210-220. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2018.09.008. PubMed PMID:30316166 .
- Luo, X, Li, H, Ma, L, Zhou, J, Guo, X, Woo, SL et al.. Expression of STING Is Increased in Liver Tissues from Patients With NAFLD and Promotes Macrophage-mediated Hepatic Inflammation and Fibrosis in Mice. Gastroenterology. 2018; :. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.09.010. PubMed PMID:30213555 .