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Lani Wu, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
SchoolSchool of Pharmacy
Address1700 4th St
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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    Scalable Image-Based Approach for Profiling and Annotating Very Large Compound Libraries
    NIH/NCI 2R01 CA184984-06A1Apr 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role Description: We will develop a cost-effective, image-based platform for assigning large numbers of compounds to their biological functions.
    A drug discovery paradigm for fast-tracking adaptations to high altitude
    DARPA PanaceaSep 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role Description: The goal of this proposal is to identify novel compounds that promote adaptive responses to hypoxia and/or that block maladaptive responses to hypoxia, thereby accelerating acclimatization to hypoxia and prolonging physiologic endurance under oxygen-limited conditions or environments.
    A scalable image-based approach for profiling and annotating very large compound
    NIH/NCI R01CA184984Aug 1, 2014 - Jul 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    (PQD1) An Iterative Approach for Overcoming Evolving Targeted Therapy Resistance
    NIH/NCI R01CA185404Aug 1, 2014 - Jul 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Image based phenotypic profiling of single-cell responses to perturbations
    NIH/NIGMS R01GM081549Sep 1, 2007 - Jul 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Loss of TET2 Affects Proliferation and Drug Sensitivity through Altered Dynamics of Cell-State Transitions. Cell Syst. 2020 Jul 22; 11(1):86-94.e5. Morinishi L, Kochanowski K, Levine RL, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 32619551.
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    2. Generation and Quantitative Imaging of Enteroid Monolayers. Methods Mol Biol. 2020; 2171:99-113. Sanman LE, Chen IW, Bieber JM, Thorne CA, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 32705637.
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    3. A multi-modal data resource for investigating topographic heterogeneity in patient-derived xenograft tumors. Sci Data. 2019 10 31; 6(1):253. Rajaram S, Roth MA, Malato J, VandenBerg S, Hann B, Atreya CE, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. PMID: 31672976.
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    4. Patterns of Early p21 Dynamics Determine Proliferation-Senescence Cell Fate after Chemotherapy. Cell. 2019 07 11; 178(2):361-373.e12. Hsu CH, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. PMID: 31204100.
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    5. Scalable analysis of cell-type composition from single-cell transcriptomics using deep recurrent learning. Nat Methods. 2019 04; 16(4):311-314. Deng Y, Bao F, Dai Q, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 30886411.
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    6. Telomerase-Mediated Strategy for Overcoming Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Targeted Therapy and Chemotherapy Resistance. Neoplasia. 2018 08; 20(8):826-837. Mender I, LaRanger R, Luitel K, Peyton M, Girard L, Lai TP, Batten K, Cornelius C, Dalvi MP, Ramirez M, Du W, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ, Brekken R, Martinez ED, Minna JD, Wright WE, Shay JW. PMID: 30015158.
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    7. Planar Enteroids Reveal an Autonomous WNT And BMP Circuit Controlling Intestinal Epithelial Growth and Organization. The FASEB Journal. 2018 Apr 1; 32:659.14-659.14. Curtis A. Thorne, Ina W. Chen, Laura E. Sanman, Melanie H. Cobb, Lani F. Wu, Steven J. Altschuler. .
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    8. Drug persistence - from antibiotics to cancer therapies. Curr Opin Syst Biol. 2018 Aug; 10:1-8. Kochanowski K, Morinishi L, Altschuler S, Wu L. PMID: 30740553.
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    9. Modeling Cell-to-Cell Communication Networks Using Response-Time Distributions. Cell Syst. 2018 Mar 28; 6(3):355-367.e5. Thurley K, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 29525203.
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    10. Enteroid Monolayers Reveal an Autonomous WNT and BMP Circuit Controlling Intestinal Epithelial Growth and Organization. Dev Cell. 2018 03 12; 44(5):624-633.e4. Thorne CA, Chen IW, Sanman LE, Cobb MH, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 29503158.
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    11. Sampling strategies to capture single-cell heterogeneity. Nat Methods. 2017 Oct; 14(10):967-970. Rajaram S, Heinrich LE, Gordan JD, Avva J, Bonness KM, Witkiewicz AK, Malter JS, Atreya CE, Warren RS, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 28869755.
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    12. Combination Therapy Targeting BCL6 and Phospho-STAT3 Defeats Intratumor Heterogeneity in a Subset of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers. Cancer Res. 2017 06 01; 77(11):3070-3081. Deb D, Rajaram S, Larsen JE, Dospoy PD, Marullo R, Li LS, Avila K, Xue F, Cerchietti L, Minna JD, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. PMID: 28377453.
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    13. Chemoattractant concentration-dependent tuning of ERK signaling dynamics in migrating neutrophils. Sci Signal. 2016 12 13; 9(458):ra122. Zhang ER, Liu S, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ, Cobb MH. PMID: 27965424.
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    14. Examining Crosstalk among Transforming Growth Factor ß, Bone Morphogenetic Protein, and Wnt Pathways. J Biol Chem. 2017 Jan 06; 292(1):244-250. Coster AD, Thorne CA, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 27895117.
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    15. PHOCOS: inferring multi-feature phenotypic crosstalk networks. Bioinformatics. 2016 06 15; 32(12):i44-i51. Deng Y, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. PMID: 27307643.
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    16. Membrane Tension Acts Through PLD2 and mTORC2 to Limit Actin Network Assembly During Neutrophil Migration. PLoS Biol. 2016 06; 14(6):e1002474. Diz-Muñoz A, Thurley K, Chintamen S, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF, Fletcher DA, Weiner OD. PMID: 27280401.
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    17. Diverse drug-resistance mechanisms can emerge from drug-tolerant cancer persister cells. Nat Commun. 2016 Feb 19; 7:10690. 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. PMID: 26891683.
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    18. Improving drug discovery with high-content phenotypic screens by systematic selection of reporter cell lines. Nat Biotechnol. 2016 Jan; 34(1):70-77. Kang J, Hsu CH, Wu Q, Liu S, Coster AD, Posner BA, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. PMID: 26655497.
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    19. The Developmental Rules of Neural Superposition in Drosophila. Cell. 2015 Jul 02; 162(1):120-33. Langen M, Agi E, Altschuler DJ, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ, Hiesinger PR. PMID: 26119341.
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    20. Homer3 regulates the establishment of neutrophil polarity. Mol Biol Cell. 2015 May 01; 26(9):1629-39. Wu J, Pipathsouk A, Keizer-Gunnink A, Fusetti F, Alkema W, Liu S, Altschuler S, Wu L, Kortholt A, Weiner OD. PMID: 25739453.
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    21. On comparing heterogeneity across biomarkers. Cytometry A. 2015 Jun; 87(6):558-67. Steininger RJ, Rajaram S, Girard L, Minna JD, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 25425168.
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    22. GSK-3 modulates cellular responses to a broad spectrum of kinase inhibitors. Nat Chem Biol. 2015 Jan; 11(1):58-63. Thorne CA, Wichaidit C, Coster AD, Posner BA, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 25402767.
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    23. The evolution and development of neural superposition. J Neurogenet. 2014 Sep-Dec; 28(3-4):216-32. Agi E, Langen M, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF, Zimmermann T, Hiesinger PR. PMID: 24912630.
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    24. A simple image correction method for high-throughput microscopy. Nat Methods. 2014 Jun; 11(6):602. Coster AD, Wichaidit C, Rajaram S, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. PMID: 24874571.
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    25. Rapid analysis and exploration of fluorescence microscopy images. J Vis Exp. 2014 Mar 19; (85). Pavie B, Rajaram S, Ouyang A, Altschuler JM, Steininger RJ, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 24686220.
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    26. Identifying network motifs that buffer front-to-back signaling in polarized neutrophils. Cell Rep. 2013 May 30; 3(5):1607-16. Wang Y, Ku CJ, Zhang ER, Artyukhin AB, Weiner OD, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 23665220.
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    27. Envisioning migration: mathematics in both experimental analysis and modeling of cell behavior. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2013 Oct; 25(5):538-42. Zhang ER, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 23660413.
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    28. The Zoo of Solitons for Curve Shortening in ℝn. Nonlinearity. 2013; 26(5):1189-1226. Altschuler D.J., Altschuler S.J., Angenent S.B., Wu L.F. .
    29. The zoo of solitons for curve shortening in On the occasion of Richard Hamilton's nth birthday. Nonlinearity. 2013 May 1; 26(5):1189. Dylan J Altschuler, Steven J Altschuler, Sigurd B Angenent, Lani F Wu. .
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    30. SimuCell: a flexible framework for creating synthetic microscopy images. Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28; 9(7):634-5. Rajaram S, Pavie B, Hac NE, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. PMID: 22743763.
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    31. PhenoRipper: software for rapidly profiling microscopy images. Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28; 9(7):635-7. Rajaram S, Pavie B, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 22743764.
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    32. Network crosstalk dynamically changes during neutrophil polarization. Cell. 2012 May 25; 149(5):1073-83. Ku CJ, Wang Y, Weiner OD, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. PMID: 22632971.
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    33. Dynamic information flow during neutrophil polarization. The FASEB Journal. 2012 Apr 1; 26:345.1-345.1. Lani Wu, Chin-Jen Ku, Yanqin Wang, Orion Weiner, Steven Altschuler. .
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    34. Denial, acceptance, and loss of cell polarization for a stochastic model of positive feedback. The FASEB Journal. 2012 Apr 1; 26:468.2-468.2. Steven Altschuler, Sigurd Angenent, Sasha Jilkine, Lani Wu. .
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    35. Identification of F-actin as the dynamic hub in a microbial-induced GTPase polarity circuit. Cell. 2012 Feb 17; 148(4):803-15. Orchard RC, Kittisopikul M, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF, Süel GM, Alto NM. PMID: 22341450.
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    36. Membrane tension maintains cell polarity by confining signals to the leading edge during neutrophil migration. Cell. 2012 Jan 20; 148(1-2):175-88. Houk AR, Jilkine A, Mejean CO, Boltyanskiy R, Dufresne ER, Angenent SB, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF, Weiner OD. PMID: 22265410.
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    37. A density-dependent switch drives stochastic clustering and polarization of signaling molecules. PLoS Comput Biol. 2011 Nov; 7(11):e1002271. Jilkine A, Angenent SB, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 22102805.
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    38. Cellular heterogeneity: do differences make a difference? Cell. 2010 May 14; 141(4):559-63. Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. PMID: 20478246.
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    39. Patterns of basal signaling heterogeneity can distinguish cellular populations with different drug sensitivities. Mol Syst Biol. 2010 May 11; 6:369. Singh DK, Ku CJ, Wichaidit C, Steininger RJ, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 20461076.
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    40. ON IDENTIFYING INFORMATION FROM IMAGE-BASED SPATIAL POLARITY PHENOTYPES IN NEUTROPHILS. Proc IEEE Int Symp Biomed Imaging. 2010 Apr 01; 14-17:1029-1032. Ku CJ, Wang Y, Pavie B, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. PMID: 20725643.
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    41. Heterogeneity in the physiological states and pharmacological responses of differentiating 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. J Cell Biol. 2009 Nov 02; 187(3):375-84. Loo LH, Lin HJ, Singh DK, Lyons KM, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. PMID: 19948481.
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    42. An approach for extensibly profiling the molecular states of cellular subpopulations. Nat Methods. 2009 Oct; 6(10):759-65. Loo LH, Lin HJ, Steininger RJ, Wang Y, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 19767759.
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    43. Only two ways to achieve perfection. Cell. 2009 Aug 21; 138(4):619-21. Artyukhin AB, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 19703388.
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    44. Characterizing heterogeneous cellular responses to perturbations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Dec 09; 105(49):19306-11. Slack MD, Martinez ED, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 19052231.
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    45. On the spontaneous emergence of cell polarity. Nature. 2008 Aug 14; 454(7206):886-9. Altschuler SJ, Angenent SB, Wang Y, Wu LF. PMID: 18704086.
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    46. An actin-based wave generator organizes cell motility. PLoS Biol. 2007 Sep; 5(9):e221. Weiner OD, Marganski WA, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ, Kirschner MW. PMID: 17696648.
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    47. Endocytosis optimizes the dynamic localization of membrane proteins that regulate cortical polarity. Cell. 2007 Apr 20; 129(2):411-22. Marco E, Wedlich-Soldner R, Li R, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. PMID: 17448998.
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    48. Image-based multivariate profiling of drug responses from single cells. Nat Methods. 2007 May; 4(5):445-53. Loo LH, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 17401369.
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    49. Systems-level analyses identify extensive coupling among gene expression machines. Mol Syst Biol. 2006; 2:2006.0003. Maciag K, Altschuler SJ, Slack MD, Krogan NJ, Emili A, Greenblatt JF, Maniatis T, Wu LF. PMID: 16738550.
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    50. Automated Multivariate Profiling of Drug Effects from Fluorescence Microscopy Images. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. 2006; 251-254. Loo, L.H., Wu, L., Altschuler, S.J.
    51. Genome-scale identification of nucleosome positions in S. cerevisiae. Science. 2005 Jul 22; 309(5734):626-30. Yuan GC, Liu YJ, Dion MF, Slack MD, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ, Rando OJ. PMID: 15961632.
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    52. Genomic characterization reveals a simple histone H4 acetylation code. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Apr 12; 102(15):5501-6. Dion MF, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF, Rando OJ. PMID: 15795371.
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    53. Multidimensional drug profiling by automated microscopy. Science. 2004 Nov 12; 306(5699):1194-8. Perlman ZE, Slack MD, Feng Y, Mitchison TJ, Wu LF, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 15539606.
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    54. A panoramic view of yeast noncoding RNA processing. Cell. 2003 Jun 27; 113(7):919-33. 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. PMID: 12837249.
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    55. Spontaneous cell polarization through actomyosin-based delivery of the Cdc42 GTPase. Science. 2003 Feb 21; 299(5610):1231-5. Wedlich-Soldner R, Altschuler S, Wu L, Li R. PMID: 12560471.
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    56. Large-scale prediction of Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene function using overlapping transcriptional clusters. Nat Genet. 2002 Jul; 31(3):255-65. Wu LF, Hughes TR, Davierwala AP, Robinson MD, Stoughton R, Altschuler SJ. PMID: 12089522.
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    57. Experimental annotation of the human genome using microarray technology. Nature. 2001 Feb 15; 409(6822):922-7. 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. PMID: 11237012.
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    58. On deforming confoliations. Journal of Differential Geometry. 2000; 54(1):75-97. Altschuler, S.J., Wu, L.F.
    59. Proceedings of the ICSLP. Speech/Noise Separation Using Two Microphones and a VQ Model of Speech Signals. 2000. Acero, A., Altschuler S.J., Wu L.F . .
    60. On deforming confoliations. Journal of Differential Geometry. 2000 Jan 1; 54(1):75-97. Steven J. Altschuler, Lani F. Wu. .
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    61. Translating surfaces of the non-parametric mean curvature flow with prescribed contact angle. Calc. Var. Partial Diff. Eq. 1994; 2(1):101-111. Altschuler, S.J., Wu, L.F.
    62. 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. Wu, L.F.
    63. The Ricci Flow on complete R2. Comm. in Analysis and Geometry. 1993; 1:439-472. Wu, L.F.
    64. Convergence to translating solitons for a class of quasilinear parabolic boundary problems. Math. Annalen. 1993; 295:761-765. Altschuler, S.J., Wu, L.F.
    65. The Ricci Flow on 2-orbifolds with positive curvature. Journal of Differential Geometry. 1991; 33:575-596. Wu, L.F.
    66. The Ricci Flow on compact 2-orbifolds with curvature negative somewhere. Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics. 1991; 44:275-286. Chow, B., Wu, L.F.