Wan Zhu, PhD

TitleAssociate Specialist
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
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    University of PittsburghPhD in human genetics2011School of Public Health
    Stanford UniversityPostdoc training2014School of Medicine
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    Cure HHT foundation 2015  - 2016Young Scholar Research Grant
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC2008  - 2010Research Administration Committee (RAC) graduate student fellowship
    University of Pittsburgh2011Graduate Student travel award

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    Strong molecular biology and cell biology background in studying transcriptional regulation in cellular systems and disease models.

    Current focus is to design and test AAV mediated gene therapy in mouse models for the treatment of brain arteriovenous malformation.

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    1. Zhu W, Shen F, Mao L, Zhan L, Kang S, Sun Z, Nelson J, Zhang R, Zou D, McDougall CM, Lawton MT, Vu TH, Wu Z, Scaria A, Colosi P, Forsayeth J, Su H. Soluble FLT1 Gene Therapy Alleviates Brain Arteriovenous Malformation Severity. Stroke. 2017 Mar 21. PMID: 28325846.
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    2. Zou D, Luo M, Han Z, Zhan L, Zhu W, Kang S, Bao C, Li Z, Nelson J, Zhang R, Su H. Activation of Alpha-7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Reduces Brain Edema in Mice with Ischemic Stroke and Bone Fracture. Mol Neurobiol. 2016 Dec 02. PMID: 27914011.
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    3. Swaminathan G, Zhu W, Plowey ED. BECN1/Beclin 1 sorts cell-surface APP/amyloid beta precursor protein for lysosomal degradation. Autophagy. 2016 Oct 7; 0. PMID: 27715386.
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    4. Zhang R, Han Z, Degos V, Shen F, Choi EJ, Sun Z, Kang S, Wong M, Zhu W, Zhan L, Arthur HM, Oh SP, Faughnan ME, Su H, et al. Persistent infiltration and pro-inflammatory differentiation of monocytes cause unresolved inflammation in brain arteriovenous malformation. Angiogenesis. 2016 Jun 20. PMID: 27325285.
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    5. Wang L, Kang S, Zou D, Zhan L, Li Z, Zhu W, Su H. Bone Fracture Pre-Ischemic Stroke Exacerbates Ischemic Cerebral Injury in Mice. PLoS One. 2016; 11(4):e0153835. PMID: 27089041.
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    6. Zhang R, Zhu W, Su H. Vascular Integrity in the Pathogenesis of Brain Arteriovenous Malformation. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2016; 121:29-35. PMID: 26463919; PMCID: PMC4654926 [Available on 01/01/16].
    7. Ziskin JL, Greicius MD, Zhu W, Okumu AN, Adams CM, Plowey ED. Neuropathologic analysis of Tyr69His TTR variant meningovascular amyloidosis with dementia. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2015; 3:43. PMID: 26156087; PMCID: PMC4496870.
    8. Shen F, Mao L, Zhu W, Lawton MT, Pechan P, Colosi P, Wu Z, Scaria A, Su H. Inhibition of pathological brain angiogenesis through systemic delivery of AAV vector expressing soluble FLT1. Gene Ther. 2015 Nov; 22(11):893-900. PMID: 26090874; PMCID: PMC4636448 [Available on 05/01/16].
    9. Zhu W, Swaminathan G, Plowey ED. GA binding protein augments autophagy via transcriptional activation of BECN1-PIK3C3 complex genes. Autophagy. 2014 Sep; 10(9):1622-36. PMID: 25046113; PMCID: PMC4206539.
    10. Plowey ED, Johnson JW, Steer E, Zhu W, Eisenberg DA, Valentino NM, Liu YJ, Chu CT. Mutant LRRK2 enhances glutamatergic synapse activity and evokes excitotoxic dendrite degeneration. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2014 Sep; 1842(9):1596-603. PMID: 24874075; PMCID: PMC4144018.
    11. Henson BJ, Zhu W, Hardaway K, Wetzel JL, Stefan M, Albers KM, Nicholls RD. Transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of SPAST, the gene most frequently mutated in hereditary spastic paraplegia. PLoS One. 2012; 7(5):e36505. PMID: 22574173; PMCID: PMC3344893.
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