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Qiang Wu

Assistant Professor

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20142024

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Dr. Qiang Wu received his PhD degree from Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health (original name: Institute of Health Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He investigated the efficacy and mechanisms of stem cell-derived cardiovascular cells and extracellular vesicles in repairing infarcted hearts during PhD study. He has experience on research and development (R&D) in drug discovery, having worked at a large CRO company and biotechs. Before joining Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, he served as Associate Director & Project Leader in gene therapy, responsible for project evaluation, discovery and development of new AAV-based gene therapy products in rare genetic diseases. Currently, Dr. Wu is interested in human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), extracellular vesicles (EVs), and gene therapy. He focuses on analysis and engineering of EVs for drug delivery, generating cell-based disease model from hPSCs for drug screening, cell and gene therapy development for some disease.

Research interests

Human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-based cell therapy and disease modeling

Analysis and engineering of extracellular vesicles (EVs)/exosomes to improve drug targeting and loading capacity for drug delivery

Rare disease and gene therapy development

Experience

Senior Scientist to Associate Director in Gene Therapy, Lingyi Biotech Co., Ltd., 2021-2023

Scientist, HD Biosciences Co., Ltd. (HDB), a WuXi AppTec company, 2019-2021

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2019

BSc, Anhui Normal University, 2012

Person Types

  • Staff

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