Cardiology Grand Rounds - Guest Speaker Series

January 8, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Event Address: 
1501 N. Campbell AvenueTucson, AZ 85724
Event Location: 
Sarver Heart Center
Event Location Other: 
Room 4137

Personalized Medicine and Clinical Trial in a Dish presented by Joseph Wu, MD, PhD

Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD is Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and Professor in the Department of Medicine (Cardiology) and Radiology at the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Wu received his MD from Yale University School of Medicine.  He trained in internal medicine and cardiology at UCLA followed by a PhD in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology.

Dr. Wu's lab works on biological mechanisms of patient-specific and disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The main goals are for (i) understanding basic cardiovascular disease mechanisms, (ii) accelerate drug discovery and screening, and (iii) develop personalized medicine and “clinical trial in a dish” platforms. His lab uses a combination of genomics, stem cells, cellular & molecular biology, physiological testing, and molecular imaging technologies to better understand molecular and pathophysiological processes. His clinical interests involve cardiovascular imaging and adult congenital heart disease.

Dr. Wu has published >270 manuscripts. He has received the best basic science award in Circulation twice (2006 & 2014), best manuscript award in Circulation Research (2013), and the William Parmley outstanding paper award in JACC (2009). Dr. Wu has received numerous prestigious awards, including National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award (2008), NIH Roadmap Transformative Award (2009), American Heart Association Innovative Research Award (2009), AHA Established Investigator Award (2013), Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists (2007), BWF Innovation in Regulatory Science Award (2015), and the Presidential Early Career
Award for Scientists and Engineers given out by President Obama (2010).

Dr. Wu is currently Associate Editor for Circulation Research and JACC Basic Translational Research. He is Senior Guest Editor for JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.  He is also on the editorial board of Journal Clinical Investigator, Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging, Human Gene Therapy, Molecular Therapy, Stem Cell Research, Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, Physiological Genomics, and Scientific Report. He is Council member of American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), member of Association of University Cardiologists (AUC), and member of American Association of Physicians (AAP).