- 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
- 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 .
- McDaniel, K, Wu, N, Zhou, T, Huang, L, Sato, K, Venter, J et al.. Amelioration of Ductular Reaction by Stem Cell Derived Extracellular Vesicles in MDR2 knockout mice via let-7 microRNA. Hepatology. 2019; :. doi: 10.1002/hep.30542. PubMed PMID:30723922 .
- Wan, Y, Ceci, L, Wu, N, Zhou, T, Chen, L, Venter, J et al.. Knockout of α-calcitonin gene-related peptide attenuates cholestatic liver injury by differentially regulating cellular senescence of hepatic stellate cells and cholangiocytes. Lab. Invest. 2019; :. doi: 10.1038/s41374-018-0178-5. PubMed PMID:30700848 .