Hunan Normal University
Xiushan Wu obtained his Ph.D. in Genetics from Stockholm University in 1990 and did postdoctoral studies in Developmental Biology at Michegan University, etc. during 1990-1994. He did research as a Scientist in Molecular Genetics at Karolinska Institute in 1994–2000. He is Professor and Director of The Center for Heart Development, Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education of China for Developmental Biology and Protein Chemistry, at Hunan Normal University, China. His research focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which embryonic heart is developed using Drosophila, zebrafish and mice as models. He has published more than 300 papers (including over 100 papers in international journals).
The focus of our current research is to identify novel genes involved in heart development and to clarify the molecular mechanisms that lead to normal cardiac morphogenesis and function in vivo by generating transgenic and knockout flies, zebrafish and mice.