Jennifer Donglan Wu

  • 3498 Citations
1990 …2020

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Research Interests

I joined Northwestern University in August 2017 as a tenured Professor in Urology. I previously served as a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of Washington. I obtained a PhD from the University of British Columbia in Canada followed by post-doctoral training in Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) and a faculty position at the University of Washington. My research focuses on understanding how cancer cells edit the immune system with the ultimate goal to develop effective immune therapy to control cancers.

Research in my laboratory include these specific aspects: 1) mechanisms of cancer immune evasion; 2) development of novel cancer immunotherapy; 3) Immune therapy-related mucosal toxicity; 4) mechanisms of cancer therapeutic resistance; 4) cancer biomarker discovery. Prostate Cancer is one of my lab's main focus areas. I am also researching the NKG2D axis in tumors which can be applied to a broad spectrum of cancer types and autoimmunity.

Training Experience

2002Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of British Columbia

… → 2000

MSc, Peking University

… → 1991

Research interests

  • Cancer Biology
  • Immune Regulation
  • Inflammation
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Prostate Cancer

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  • Research Output

    • 3498 Citations
    • 47 Article
    • 7 Review article
    • 1 Comment/debate
    • 1 Editorial
    Open Access
  • Association between inflammatory bowel disease and prostate cancer: A large-scale, prospective, population-based study

    Meyers, T. J., Weiner, A. B., Graff, R. E., Desai, A. S., Cooley, L. F., Catalona, W. J., Hanauer, S. B., Wu, J. D., Schaeffer, E. M., Abdulkadir, S. A., Kundu, S. D. & Witte, J. S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Cancer.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • How else can we approach prostate cancer biomarker discovery?

    Drake, R. R., Angel, P. M., Wu, J., Pachynski, R. K. & Ippolito, J. E., Feb 1 2020, In : Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics. 20, 2, p. 123-125 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
    1 Scopus citations

    Immunosuppressive IDO in Cancer: Mechanisms of Action, Animal Models, and Targeting Strategies

    Zhai, L., Bell, A., Ladomersky, E., Lauing, K. L., Bollu, L., Sosman, J. A., Zhang, B., Wu, J. D., Miller, S. D., Meeks, J. J., Lukas, R. V., Wyatt, E. J., Doglio, L., Schiltz, G. E., McCusker, R. H. & Wainwright, D. A., Jun 16 2020, In : Frontiers in immunology. 11, 1185.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • 3 Scopus citations