Defeng Wu works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine since 2001, focusing his research on mechanisms of reactive oxygen species-mediated alcoholic liver injury, CYP2E1 sensitizing liver to TNFa toxicity and MAP kinase signaling and alcoholic liver diseases, oxidative and nitrosative stress-induced MAP kinase signaling and liver mitochondria dysfunction, characterization of S-adenosylmethionine in the prevention of alcoholic liver injury, and role of autophagy in alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Wu received the Ph.D. degree in tumor cell biology and carcinogenesis and the M.S. degree in toxicology and chemical carcinogenesis from the Peking Union Medical College of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1988 and 1981, respectively, and the B.S. degree in clinical medicine from the Fujian Medical University, Fujian, China in 1976.
Biography Updated on 10 March 2011