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Wu Named to Mix Research Professorship

December 17, 2005 | by Wendy Leopold

Jane Y. Wu, M.D., professor of neurology, has been named Doctor Charles L. Mix Research Professor in Neurology and Psychiatry at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Wu’s current research focuses on the involvement of pre-mRNA splicing in regulating genes important for development of neurodegenerative disorders and on the mechanisms of cell migration and its role in human diseases.

Wu has had continual grant support from a number of distinguished societies, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Leukemia Society of America and the National Institutes of Health. She has served as a grant reviewer for several scientific groups, such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Kirsch Foundation, Medical Research Council Canada and National Science Foundation.

Wu’s work has been published in such peer-reviewed journals as Nature; Science; the Journal of Neuroscience; the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; and Development. In addition, she serves as editor for several scientific journals, including Brain Research, Cell, Genome Biology and Nature.

Wu has received several awards and honors, including the Scholarship Award, Special Fellow Award and Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Leukemia Society of America.

Wu has been an invited lecturer at several prestigious universities, such as Baylor, Harvard and Stanford. In 2002, she was selected to speak at the World Alzheimer Congress in Stockholm, Sweden.

Before joining Northwestern in 2005, Wu was a member of the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University.

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