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    Lani Wu, PhD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Pharmacy
    DepartmentPharmaceutical Chemistry
    Address1700 4th Street
    San Francisco CA 94158
    Phone415-502-3196
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      Dr. Lani Wu is interested in discovering principles underlying cellular individuality, the emergence of collective cellular behaviors, and the evolution of drug resistance. She also applies the high-throughput technology developed by her laboratory to diverse applications, including mapping paths of signal transduction and accelerating drug discovery. Prior to arriving at UCSF, Dr. Wu has worked at the UT Southwestern, Harvard University, Rosetta Informatics, Microsoft, and Princeton University.


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      1. Deng Y, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. PHOCOS: inferring multi-feature phenotypic crosstalk networks. Bioinformatics. 2016 Jun 15; 32(12):i44-i51. PMID: 27307643.
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      2. Diz-Muñoz A, Thurley K, Chintamen S, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF, Fletcher DA, Weiner OD. Membrane Tension Acts Through PLD2 and mTORC2 to Limit Actin Network Assembly During Neutrophil Migration. PLoS Biol. 2016 Jun; 14(6):e1002474. PMID: 27280401.
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      3. Ramirez M, Rajaram S, Steininger RJ, Osipchuk D, Roth MA, Morinishi LS, Evans L, Ji W, Hsu CH, Thurley K, Wei S, Zhou A, Koduru PR, Posner BA, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. Diverse drug-resistance mechanisms can emerge from drug-tolerant cancer persister cells. Nat Commun. 2016; 7:10690. PMID: 26891683.
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      4. Kang J, Hsu CH, Wu Q, Liu S, Coster AD, Posner BA, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. Improving drug discovery with high-content phenotypic screens by systematic selection of reporter cell lines. Nat Biotechnol. 2016 Jan; 34(1):70-7. PMID: 26655497.
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      5. Langen M, Agi E, Altschuler DJ, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ, Hiesinger PR. The Developmental Rules of Neural Superposition in Drosophila. Cell. 2015 Jul 2; 162(1):120-33. PMID: 26119341.
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      6. Wu J, Pipathsouk A, Keizer-Gunnink A, Fusetti F, Alkema W, Liu S, Altschuler S, Wu L, Kortholt A, Weiner OD. Homer3 regulates the establishment of neutrophil polarity. Mol Biol Cell. 2015 May 1; 26(9):1629-39. PMID: 25739453.
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      7. Steininger RJ, Rajaram S, Girard L, Minna JD, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. On comparing heterogeneity across biomarkers. Cytometry A. 2015 Jun; 87(6):558-67. PMID: 25425168.
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      8. Thorne CA, Wichaidit C, Coster AD, Posner BA, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. GSK-3 modulates cellular responses to a broad spectrum of kinase inhibitors. Nat Chem Biol. 2015 Jan; 11(1):58-63. PMID: 25402767.
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      9. Agi E, Langen M, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF, Zimmermann T, Hiesinger PR. The evolution and development of neural superposition. J Neurogenet. 2014 Sep-Dec; 28(3-4):216-32. PMID: 24912630; PMCID: PMC4245170.
      10. Coster AD, Wichaidit C, Rajaram S, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. A simple image correction method for high-throughput microscopy. Nat Methods. 2014 Jun; 11(6):602. PMID: 24874571.
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      11. Pavie B, Rajaram S, Ouyang A, Altschuler JM, Steininger RJ, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. Rapid analysis and exploration of fluorescence microscopy images. J Vis Exp. 2014; (85). PMID: 24686220.
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      12. Wang Y, Ku CJ, Zhang ER, Artyukhin AB, Weiner OD, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. Identifying network motifs that buffer front-to-back signaling in polarized neutrophils. Cell Rep. 2013 May 30; 3(5):1607-16. PMID: 23665220; PMCID: PMC3674638.
      13. Zhang ER, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. Envisioning migration: mathematics in both experimental analysis and modeling of cell behavior. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2013 Oct; 25(5):538-42. PMID: 23660413; PMCID: PMC3758422.
      14. Altschuler D.J., Altschuler S.J., Angenent S.B., Wu L.F. . . The Zoo of Solitons for Curve Shortening in Rn. Nonlinearity. 2013; 26(5):1189-1226.
      15. Rajaram S, Pavie B, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PhenoRipper: software for rapidly profiling microscopy images. Nat Methods. 2012 Jul; 9(7):635-7. PMID: 22743764; PMCID: PMC3842428.
      16. Rajaram S, Pavie B, Hac NE, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. SimuCell: a flexible framework for creating synthetic microscopy images. Nat Methods. 2012 Jul; 9(7):634-5. PMID: 22743763; PMCID: PMC3842427.
      17. Ku CJ, Wang Y, Weiner OD, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. Network crosstalk dynamically changes during neutrophil polarization. Cell. 2012 May 25; 149(5):1073-83. PMID: 22632971; PMCID: PMC3614011.
      18. Orchard RC, Kittisopikul M, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF, Süel GM, Alto NM. Identification of F-actin as the dynamic hub in a microbial-induced GTPase polarity circuit. Cell. 2012 Feb 17; 148(4):803-15. PMID: 22341450; PMCID: PMC3368334.
      19. Houk AR, Jilkine A, Mejean CO, Boltyanskiy R, Dufresne ER, Angenent SB, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF, Weiner OD. Membrane tension maintains cell polarity by confining signals to the leading edge during neutrophil migration. Cell. 2012 Jan 20; 148(1-2):175-88. PMID: 22265410; PMCID: PMC3308728.
      20. Jilkine A, Angenent SB, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. A density-dependent switch drives stochastic clustering and polarization of signaling molecules. PLoS Comput Biol. 2011 Nov; 7(11):e1002271. PMID: 22102805; PMCID: PMC3213192.
      21. Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. Cellular heterogeneity: do differences make a difference? Cell. 2010 May 14; 141(4):559-63. PMID: 20478246; PMCID: PMC2918286.
      22. Singh DK, Ku CJ, Wichaidit C, Steininger RJ, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. Patterns of basal signaling heterogeneity can distinguish cellular populations with different drug sensitivities. Mol Syst Biol. 2010 May 11; 6:369. PMID: 20461076; PMCID: PMC2890326.
      23. Ku CJ, Wang Y, Pavie B, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. ON IDENTIFYING INFORMATION FROM IMAGE-BASED SPATIAL POLARITY PHENOTYPES IN NEUTROPHILS. Proc IEEE Int Symp Biomed Imaging. 2010 Apr 1; 14-17:1029-1032. PMID: 20725643.
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      24. Loo LH, Lin HJ, Singh DK, Lyons KM, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. Heterogeneity in the physiological states and pharmacological responses of differentiating 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. J Cell Biol. 2009 Nov 2; 187(3):375-84. PMID: 19948481; PMCID: PMC2779244.
      25. Loo LH, Lin HJ, Steininger RJ, Wang Y, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. An approach for extensibly profiling the molecular states of cellular subpopulations. Nat Methods. 2009 Oct; 6(10):759-65. PMID: 19767759; PMCID: PMC2818727.
      26. Artyukhin AB, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. Only two ways to achieve perfection. Cell. 2009 Aug 21; 138(4):619-21. PMID: 19703388.
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      27. Slack MD, Martinez ED, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. Characterizing heterogeneous cellular responses to perturbations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Dec 9; 105(49):19306-11. PMID: 19052231; PMCID: PMC2614757.
      28. Altschuler SJ, Angenent SB, Wang Y, Wu LF. On the spontaneous emergence of cell polarity. Nature. 2008 Aug 14; 454(7206):886-9. PMID: 18704086; PMCID: PMC2562338.
      29. Weiner OD, Marganski WA, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ, Kirschner MW. An actin-based wave generator organizes cell motility. PLoS Biol. 2007 Sep; 5(9):e221. PMID: 17696648; PMCID: PMC1945041.
      30. Marco E, Wedlich-Soldner R, Li R, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. Endocytosis optimizes the dynamic localization of membrane proteins that regulate cortical polarity. Cell. 2007 Apr 20; 129(2):411-22. PMID: 17448998; PMCID: PMC2000346.
      31. Loo LH, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. Image-based multivariate profiling of drug responses from single cells. Nat Methods. 2007 May; 4(5):445-53. PMID: 17401369.
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      32. Maciag K, Altschuler SJ, Slack MD, Krogan NJ, Emili A, Greenblatt JF, Maniatis T, Wu LF. Systems-level analyses identify extensive coupling among gene expression machines. Mol Syst Biol. 2006; 2:2006.0003. PMID: 16738550; PMCID: PMC1681477.
      33. Loo, L.H., Wu, L., Altschuler, S.J. . Automated Multivariate Profiling of Drug Effects from Fluorescence Microscopy Images. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. 2006; 251-254.
      34. Yuan GC, Liu YJ, Dion MF, Slack MD, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ, Rando OJ. Genome-scale identification of nucleosome positions in S. cerevisiae. Science. 2005 Jul 22; 309(5734):626-30. PMID: 15961632.
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      35. Dion MF, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF, Rando OJ. Genomic characterization reveals a simple histone H4 acetylation code. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Apr 12; 102(15):5501-6. PMID: 15795371; PMCID: PMC555684.
      36. Perlman ZE, Slack MD, Feng Y, Mitchison TJ, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. Multidimensional drug profiling by automated microscopy. Science. 2004 Nov 12; 306(5699):1194-8. PMID: 15539606.
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      37. Peng WT, Robinson MD, Mnaimneh S, Krogan NJ, Cagney G, Morris Q, Davierwala AP, Grigull J, Yang X, Zhang W, Mitsakakis N, Ryan OW, Datta N, Jojic V, Pal C, Canadien V, Richards D, Beattie B, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ, Roweis S, Frey BJ, Emili A, Greenblatt JF, Hughes TR. A panoramic view of yeast noncoding RNA processing. Cell. 2003 Jun 27; 113(7):919-33. PMID: 12837249.
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      38. Wedlich-Soldner R, Altschuler S, Wu L, Li R. Spontaneous cell polarization through actomyosin-based delivery of the Cdc42 GTPase. Science. 2003 Feb 21; 299(5610):1231-5. PMID: 12560471.
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      39. Wu LF, Hughes TR, Davierwala AP, Robinson MD, Stoughton R, Altschuler SJ. Large-scale prediction of Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene function using overlapping transcriptional clusters. Nat Genet. 2002 Jul; 31(3):255-65. PMID: 12089522.
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      40. Shoemaker DD, Schadt EE, Armour CD, He YD, Garrett-Engele P, McDonagh PD, Loerch PM, Leonardson A, Lum PY, Cavet G, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ, Edwards S, King J, Tsang JS, Schimmack G, Schelter JM, Koch J, Ziman M, Marton MJ, Li B, Cundiff P, Ward T, Castle J, Krolewski M, Meyer MR, Mao M, Burchard J, Kidd MJ, Dai H, Phillips JW, Linsley PS, Stoughton R, Scherer S, Boguski MS. Experimental annotation of the human genome using microarray technology. Nature. 2001 Feb 15; 409(6822):922-7. PMID: 11237012.
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      41. Acero, A., Altschuler S.J., Wu L.F . . Proceedings of the ICSLP. Speech/Noise Separation Using Two Microphones and a VQ Model of Speech Signals. 2000.
      42. Altschuler, S.J., Wu, L.F. . . On deforming confoliations. Journal of Differential Geometry. 2000; 54(1):75-97.
      43. Altschuler, S.J., Wu, L.F. . . Translating surfaces of the non-parametric mean curvature flow with prescribed contact angle. Calc. Var. Partial Diff. Eq. 1994; 2(1):101-111.
      44. Wu, L.F. . The Ricci Flow on complete R2. Comm. in Analysis and Geometry. 1993; 1:439-472.
      45. Wu, L.F. . A new result for the porous medium equation on R2 derived from the Ricci flow. Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 1993; 28:90-94.
      46. Altschuler, S.J., Wu, L.F. . Convergence to translating solitons for a class of quasilinear parabolic boundary problems. Math. Annalen. 1993; 295:761-765.
      47. Wu, L.F. . The Ricci Flow on 2-orbifolds with positive curvature. Journal of Differential Geometry. 1991; 33:575-596.
      48. Chow, B., Wu, L.F. . The Ricci Flow on compact 2-orbifolds with curvature negative somewhere. Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics. 1991; 44:275-286.
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