Laboratory of Jia Qian Wu, Ph.D.

Team Members

Jia Qian Wu, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

An assistant professor in the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Wu earned her doctorate in molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where her research focused on novel mammalian gene discovery and the characterization of transcriptome complexity. Her postdoctoral work at Yale and Stanford University focused on high-throughput analysis of gene expression, transcription factor binding site identification, and regulatory networks of stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. Dr. Wu’s work has been recognized with prestige honors and awards, including the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (K99/R00), which she currently holds; the National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows; and the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Annual Meeting Travel Award.

A reviewer for NIH, the journals Nucleic Acids Research, Genome Research, and Genome Biology, Dr. Wu has presented invited talks and lectures on stem cell biology, functional genomics, and proteomics at international conferences, the Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the University of Florida, plus many other locations. She has developed a patent, authored a book, and wrote many articles that have appeared in PNAS, Genome Biology, Plos Genetics, Genome Research, BioTechniques, and Nature, among others.

Name Title
Kenian Chen, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow
Xiaomin Dong, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow
Shan Zong, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow
Shuyun Deng Research Assistant
Abdur Jamal Undergraduate Student

Wu Laboratory Team Members

Upper row: Dr. Shan Zong, Shuyun Deng, Abdur Jamal
Lower row: Dr. Xiaomin Dong, Dr. Jia Qian Wu, Dr. Kenian Chen