Dr Zhi-Ying Wu
Associate Editor - China: Zhi-Ying Wu
Dr Zhi-Ying Wu graduated from Fujian Medical University in 1990 and was trained as an attending neurologist and specialist for neurogenetic disorders from 1990 to 1996 at First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University. During this time, she received her research training in human genetics and molecular biology at the State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering of Fudan University and began to focus on molecular diagnoses, mechanisms of and therapies for Wilson’s disease (WD) and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). In 1999, she received her PhD degree in neurology from Tongji Medical University. From February 2001 to December 2003, she obtained her postdoctoral training in cell biology and mouse genetics at Columbia University and focused on the mechanisms of and therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS). She was introduced as a distinguished professor of Huashan Hospital, Fudan University in 2007 and focused her research work on paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) and Huntington’s disease (HD), besides WD and MS. For her achievements in research, she was selected one of the candidates for “Ten Million Talent Project of the New Century” in 2006, the 10th China Youth Science and Technology Award in 2007, Winner of National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation in 2011 and the 9th China Young Women Scientists’ Award in 2012. Currently, Dr. Wu is a Chief physician, professor and tutor of PhD students in Department of Neurology, Huashan Hospital and the director of Institute of Neurology, Fudan University.