- Professor and Faculty Fellow
- 217A Cater-Mattil
- 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
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- Li, H, Guo, X, Aquino, E, Wu, C. Mini review: STING activation during non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Front Nutr. 2023;10 :1139339. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2023.1139339. PubMed PMID:36937350 PubMed Central PMC10014842.
- Kundu, D, Kennedy, L, Zhou, T, Ekser, B, Meadows, V, Sybenga, A et al.. p16 INK4A drives non-alcoholic fatty liver disease phenotypes in high fat diet fed mice via biliary e2f1/foxo1/igf-1 signaling. Hepatology. 2023; :. doi: 10.1097/HEP.0000000000000307. PubMed PMID:36799449 .
- Wu, N, Zhou, T, Carpino, G, Baiocchi, L, Kyritsi, K, Kennedy, L et al.. Prolonged administration of a secretin receptor antagonist inhibits biliary senescence and liver fibrosis in Mdr2-/- mice. Hepatology. 2023; :. doi: 10.1097/HEP.0000000000000310. PubMed PMID:36799446 .