Hong Wu, MD, PhD
Hong Wu is a Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA School of Medicine, and a member of UCLA Molecular Biology Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is the Director of the UCLA Molecular Genetics Technology Center and the co-director of Cancer Stem Cell Program area of the newly formed UCLA Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine. Dr. Wu received her M.D. degree from Beijing Medical College, China, and her Ph.D. degree in biological chemistry from Harvard Medical School, working with Rudolf Jaenisch at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. She was a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell postdoctoral fellow with Harvey Lodish at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT. Her laboratory studies the signal transduction pathways controlled by the PTEN tumor suppressor gene, using various genetically engineered animal tumor models.