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Lai-Chu Wu, PhD


Associate Professor
Division of Rheumatology & Immunology

Administrative Office 

William Davis Medical Research Center
480 Medical Center Drive
Columbus, OH 43210, USA

Phone: (614) 293-3042
Fax: (614) 366-0980

wu.39@osu.edu

PubMed list of publications
 
Education:

1978-82          B. Sc. First Honors, Department of Biology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong     
1982-84          M. Phil., Department of Biology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 
                               Thesis Title: A study of Halobacterium cutirubrum and its persistent phage ΦP.          
1984-87          D. Phil, Somerville College, Oxford University, and MRC Immunochemistry Unit, Oxford, England.
                               Thesis Title: Studies in the expression of the complement genes of the HLA.
1987-90          Postdoctoral fellow, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge England
 
Professional Experience:
1982-83          Honorary instructor in Laboratory Course in Molecular Biology, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
1987-88          Medical Research Council Non-Clinical Scientific staff, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
1988-90          Croucher Foundation Research Fellow, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
                               Supervisor: Terrence H. Rabbitts, Fellow of the Royal Society.
1990-1996       Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology, The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio.
1990-1996       Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio.
1990-present   Faculty member, The Ohio State Biochemistry Program.
1991-present   Faculty member, Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology Program.
1991-1998       Faculty member, Molecular Biology program, Comprehensive Cancer Center.
1993-present   Faculty Member, Molecular Carcinogenesis and Epidemiology Program
1994-present   Graduate Studies committee, Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology Program.
1996-present   Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology, The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio.
1996-present   Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (formally Medical Biochemistry), The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
1997-present   Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics (MVIMG), The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio.
1997 - 2000     Course Director, Medical Biochemistry 823, Molecular Mechanisms of cell Proliferation.
1999-2002       Member, Brain Oncology Program.
2000-present   Course Director (IBGP 701.01) and Faculty member, Integrated Biomedical Science Graduate program, OSU.
2002-present   Member, Awards Committee, OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center, OSU.
2003-present   Member, Admission Committee, Medical School, College of Health and Public Health, OSU.
2004-present   Faculty Liaison, Cancer Biology Emphasis – Integrated Biomedical Science Program
-          Prepare proposal to Graduate School, including rationale, justification, requirement for students, and curriculum
-          Present a 15 minute presentation to prospectus graduate students every one to two weeks during the recruitment season (February to April)
-          Interview student candidates.
 
Honors:
1979          Yale-New Haven Scholarship (Top student in New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, CUHK)
1980          Amos Wilder Scholarship (Top student in New Asia College, CUHK)
1981          Yale-New Haven Scholarship (Top student in New Asia College, CUHK)
1982          San Miguel Scholarship (Top student in Faculty of Science)
1983          Cheng-Ming Award (Highest award to graduate of New Asia College, CUHK)
1982-84      Croucher Foundation Studentship (Top student in Hong Kong; fees and stipend)
1984-86      Senior Scholarship (Somerville College, Oxford, United Kingdom; room  and board and dinner right at the high table)
1984-87      Croucher Foundation Scholarship (include stipend, tuition, traveling and lab allowance)
1988-90      Croucher Foundation Fellowship (include stipend, traveling and lab allowance)
1994-2001   FIRST award, National Institutes of Health.
2003           Keynote speaker, The American Cancer Society Annual meeting, Mt Vernon, Ohio.