Wei Wu, BMED, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Group,
Stark Neurosciences Research Institute,
Department of Neurological Surgery,
Indiana University School of Medicine,
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Wei Wu, PhD, is a trained neurobiologist and focuses his research with patients with spinal cord injury. He received his Medical Diploma from the Nanchang University School of Medicine in 2005, and his PhD in Neurobiology from the Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine in 2013 under the mentorship of Xiao-Ming Xu, PhD.
Between 2010 and 2014, he received a training in the Welton School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University under the mentorship of Jixin Cheng, PhD. Dr. Wu then received postdoctoral training at Indiana University School of Medicine from 2014 to 2017. He was promoted to research associate in 2017 and then to research assistant professor in 2021.
Dr. Wu’s research has focused on the neuroprotection, axonal regeneration, and functional recovery of traumatic spinal cord injuries. He has published 17 research papers in prestigious scientific journals, including Cell Stem Cell, Cell Metabolism, Nature Communications, JCI Insights, and Biomaterials. His discoveries were extensively reported by the news media, such as reprogramming in the spinal cord (EurekAlert, ScienceDaily, News Medical Life Sciences, IU School of Medicine newsroom, Medical Express), Neuromodulation in the cortex (EurekAlert, Medical Express, IU School of Medicine newsroom), Neurotrophic factors (EurekAlert, Bioengineer, The Visible Embryo, News Medical Life Science, Medical News Bulletin, Medicalxpress), Mitochondria transportation (NIH, EurekAlert, IU School of Medicine newsroom, Physicians Weekly, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, Technology Networks), Polypharmacology (Biocentury), and nonlinear optical imaging (Advanced Science News).