Dr. Wu, MD is the Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he is the Associate Chief for Research in the Division of Gastroenterology and is also the Associate Director of the Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Disease.
Dr. Wu is currently Director and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the American Gastroenterological Association Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education and is an elected member of both the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.
Dr. Wu has recently been appointed as a co-Director of the Penn-CHOP Microbiome Program. The research programs in the Wu laboratory focus on the mutualistic interactions between the gut microbiota and the host with a particular focus on metabolism. Current areas of investigation include the effect of diet on the composition of the gut microbiota and its subsequence effect on host metabolism related to nitrogen balance.
Other interests include the intersection between diet and the gut microbiome as a novel therapeutic avenue for the treatment of IBD as well as the impact of molecular oxygen on the host and its gut microbiome at the intestinal mucosal interface.