- 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
- Li, H, Zheng, J, Xu, Q, Yang, Y, Zhou, J, Guo, X et al.. Hepatocyte Adenosine Kinase Promotes Excessive Fat Deposition and Liver Inflammation. Gastroenterology. 2022; :. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2022.09.027. PubMed PMID:36181835 .
- He, L, Wang, X, Ding, Z, Liu, L, Cheng, H, Bily, D et al.. Deleting Gata4 in hepatocytes promoted the progression of NAFLD via increasing steatosis and apoptosis, and desensitizing insulin signaling. J Nutr Biochem. 2023;111 :109157. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2022.109157. PubMed PMID:36150682 .
- Cheng, Q, Wu, C, Guo, L, Hu, J. Editorial: The relationship between sarcopenia and metabolic diseases: Its formation mechanism and intervention means. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2022;13 :972238. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2022.972238. PubMed PMID:36093114 PubMed Central PMC9453858.