- 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
- Wu, N, Baiocchi, L, Zhou, T, Kennedy, L, Ceci, L, Meng, F et al.. The Functional Role of the Secretin/Secretin Receptor Signaling During Cholestatic Liver Injury. Hepatology. 2020; :. doi: 10.1002/hep.31484. PubMed PMID:32737904 .
- Hu, R, Li, X, Peng, C, Gao, R, Ma, L, Hu, J et al.. miR-196b-5p-enriched extracellular vesicles from tubular epithelial cells mediated aldosterone-induced renal fibrosis in mice with diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2020;8 (1):. doi: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2019-001101. PubMed PMID:32727744 PubMed Central PMC7394302.
- Ceci, L, Francis, H, Zhou, T, Giang, T, Yang, Z, Meng, F et al.. Knockout of the tachykinin receptor 1 in the Mdr2-/- mouse model of primary sclerosing cholangitis reduces biliary damage and liver fibrosis. Am. J. Pathol. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2020.07.007. PubMed PMID:32712019 .