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profileChuan Wu, Ph.D., M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Neurology
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
AddressHarvard Medical School
333 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
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20152014 Harvard Chinese Life Sciences Research Award, Harvard Medical School
2014 - 2017K99 NIH Pathway to Independence Award
2014 - 2019National Multiple Sclerosis Society Career Transition Award, USA
2013Regeneron Prize for Outstanding Research, USA
20132012 Harvard Chinese Life Sciences Research Award, Harvard Medical School
2013The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Trainee Abstract Award, USA
2013National Multiple Sclerosis Society Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, USA
2009Eckhart-Buddecke prize for Pro Scientia-Preises der Eckhart-Buddecke-Stiftung, Münster University
2009PhD student with outstanding performance (summa cum laude), Münster University, Germany
2004 - 2005Medical Faculty Stipend, Lund University, Sweden

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  1. Wu C, Chen Z, Dardalhon V, Xiao S, Thalhamer T, Liao M, Madi A, Franca RF, Han T, Oukka M, Kuchroo V. The transcription factor musculin promotes the unidirectional development of peripheral Treg cells by suppressing the TH2 transcriptional program. Nat Immunol. 2017 Mar; 18(3):344-353. PMID: 28114290.
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  2. Kurdi AT, Bassil R, Olah M, Wu C, Xiao S, Taga M, Frangieh M, Buttrick T, Orent W, Bradshaw EM, Khoury SJ, Elyaman W. Tiam1/Rac1 complex controls Il17a transcription and autoimmunity. Nat Commun. 2016 Oct 11; 7:13048. PMID: 27725632.
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  3. Kishi Y, Kondo T, Xiao S, Yosef N, Gaublomme J, Wu C, Wang C, Chihara N, Regev A, Joller N, Kuchroo VK. Protein C receptor (PROCR) is a negative regulator of Th17 pathogenicity. J Exp Med. 2016 Oct 17; 213(11):2489-2501. PMID: 27670590.
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  4. Meyer Zu Horste G, Wu C, Wang C, Cong L, Pawlak M, Lee Y, Elyaman W, Xiao S, Regev A, Kuchroo VK. RBPJ Controls Development of Pathogenic Th17 Cells by Regulating IL-23 Receptor Expression. Cell Rep. 2016 Jul 12; 16(2):392-404. PMID: 27346359; PMCID: PMC4984261.
  5. Shim H, Wu C, Ramsamooj S, Bosch KN, Chen Z, Emerling BM, Yun J, Liu H, Choo-Wing R, Yang Z, Wulf GM, Kuchroo VK, Cantley LC. Deletion of the gene Pip4k2c, a novel phosphatidylinositol kinase, results in hyperactivation of the immune system. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 07 05; 113(27):7596-601. PMID: 27313209; PMCID: PMC4941458 [Available on 01/05/17].
  6. Wei J, Long L, Yang K, Guy C, Shrestha S, Chen Z, Wu C, Vogel P, Neale G, Green DR, Chi H. Autophagy enforces functional integrity of regulatory T cells by coupling environmental cues and metabolic homeostasis. Nat Immunol. 2016 Mar; 17(3):277-85. PMID: 26808230; PMCID: PMC4755832.
  7. Wang C, Yosef N, Gaublomme J, Wu C, Lee Y, Clish CB, Kaminski J, Xiao S, Meyer Zu Horste G, Pawlak M, Kishi Y, Joller N, Karwacz K, Zhu C, Ordovas-Montanes M, Madi A, Wortman I, Miyazaki T, Sobel RA, Park H, Regev A, Kuchroo VK. CD5L/AIM Regulates Lipid Biosynthesis and Restrains Th17 Cell Pathogenicity. Cell. 2015 Dec 03; 163(6):1413-27. PMID: 26607793; PMCID: PMC4671820 [Available on 12/03/16].
  8. Gaublomme JT, Yosef N, Lee Y, Gertner RS, Yang LV, Wu C, Pandolfi PP, Mak T, Satija R, Shalek AK, Kuchroo VK, Park H, Regev A. Single-Cell Genomics Unveils Critical Regulators of Th17 Cell Pathogenicity. Cell. 2015 Dec 03; 163(6):1400-12. PMID: 26607794; PMCID: PMC4671824 [Available on 12/03/16].
  9. Hernandez AL, Kitz A, Wu C, Lowther DE, Rodriguez DM, Vudattu N, Deng S, Herold KC, Kuchroo VK, Kleinewietfeld M, Hafler DA. Sodium chloride inhibits the suppressive function of FOXP3+ regulatory T cells. J Clin Invest. 2015 Nov 02; 125(11):4212-22. PMID: 26524592; PMCID: PMC4639983.
  10. Safa K, Ohori S, Borges TJ, Uehara M, Batal I, Shimizu T, Magee CN, Belizaire R, Abdi R, Wu C, Chandraker A, Riella LV. Salt Accelerates Allograft Rejection through Serum- and Glucocorticoid-Regulated Kinase-1-Dependent Inhibition of Regulatory T Cells. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Oct; 26(10):2341-7. PMID: 25833841; PMCID: PMC4587703 [Available on 10/01/16].
  11. Song J, Wu C, Korpos E, Zhang X, Agrawal SM, Wang Y, Faber C, Schäfers M, Körner H, Opdenakker G, Hallmann R, Sorokin L. Focal MMP-2 and MMP-9 activity at the blood-brain barrier promotes chemokine-induced leukocyte migration. Cell Rep. 2015 Feb 24; 10(7):1040-54. PMID: 25704809.
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  12. Wu C, Chen Z, Kuchroo VK. Ezh2 lines up the chromatin in T regulatory cells. Immunity. 2015 Feb 17; 42(2):201-203. PMID: 25692693.
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  13. Wu C, Chen Z, Kuchroo VK. DUBA-UBR5 axis: other than transactivation. Cell Res. 2015 Mar; 25(3):273-4. PMID: 25633593; PMCID: PMC4349248.
  14. Zhu C, Sakuishi K, Xiao S, Sun Z, Zaghouani S, Gu G, Wang C, Tan DJ, Wu C, Rangachari M, Pertel T, Jin HT, Ahmed R, Anderson AC, Kuchroo VK. An IL-27/NFIL3 signalling axis drives Tim-3 and IL-10 expression and T-cell dysfunction. Nat Commun. 2015 Jan 23; 6:6072. PMID: 25614966; PMCID: PMC4311884.
  15. Wu C, Thalhamer T, Franca RF, Xiao S, Wang C, Hotta C, Zhu C, Hirashima M, Anderson AC, Kuchroo VK. Galectin-9-CD44 interaction enhances stability and function of adaptive regulatory T cells. Immunity. 2014 Aug 21; 41(2):270-82. PMID: 25065622; PMCID: PMC4219323.
  16. Yeste A, Mascanfroni ID, Nadeau M, Burns EJ, Tukpah AM, Santiago A, Wu C, Patel B, Kumar D, Quintana FJ. IL-21 induces IL-22 production in CD4+ T cells. Nat Commun. 2014 May 06; 5:3753. PMID: 24796415; PMCID: PMC4157605.
  17. Xiao S, Yosef N, Yang J, Wang Y, Zhou L, Zhu C, Wu C, Baloglu E, Schmidt D, Ramesh R, Lobera M, Sundrud MS, Tsai PY, Xiang Z, Wang J, Xu Y, Lin X, Kretschmer K, Rahl PB, Young RA, Zhong Z, Hafler DA, Regev A, Ghosh S, Marson A, Kuchroo VK. Small-molecule ROR?t antagonists inhibit T helper 17 cell transcriptional network by divergent mechanisms. Immunity. 2014 Apr 17; 40(4):477-89. PMID: 24745332; PMCID: PMC4066874.
  18. Zhang X, Wu C, Song J, Götte M, Sorokin L. Syndecan-1, a cell surface proteoglycan, negatively regulates initial leukocyte recruitment to the brain across the choroid plexus in murine experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. J Immunol. 2013 Nov 01; 191(9):4551-61. PMID: 24078687.
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  19. Zhu B, Buttrick T, Bassil R, Zhu C, Olah M, Wu C, Xiao S, Orent W, Elyaman W, Khoury SJ. IL-4 and retinoic acid synergistically induce regulatory dendritic cells expressing Aldh1a2. J Immunol. 2013 Sep 15; 191(6):3139-51. PMID: 23960232; PMCID: PMC3773474.
  20. Song J, Lokmic Z, Lämmermann T, Rolf J, Wu C, Zhang X, Hallmann R, Hannocks MJ, Horn N, Ruegg MA, Sonnenberg A, Georges-Labouesse E, Winkler TH, Kearney JF, Cardell S, Sorokin L. Extracellular matrix of secondary lymphoid organs impacts on B-cell fate and survival. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jul 30; 110(31):E2915-24. PMID: 23847204; PMCID: PMC3732919.
  21. Wu C, Pot C, Apetoh L, Thalhamer T, Zhu B, Murugaiyan G, Xiao S, Lee Y, Rangachari M, Yosef N, Kuchroo VK. Metallothioneins negatively regulate IL-27-induced type 1 regulatory T-cell differentiation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 May 07; 110(19):7802-7. PMID: 23630250; PMCID: PMC3651423.
  22. Wu C, Yosef N, Thalhamer T, Zhu C, Xiao S, Kishi Y, Regev A, Kuchroo VK. Induction of pathogenic TH17 cells by inducible salt-sensing kinase SGK1. Nature. 2013 Apr 25; 496(7446):513-7. PMID: 23467085; PMCID: PMC3637879.
  23. Yosef N, Shalek AK, Gaublomme JT, Jin H, Lee Y, Awasthi A, Wu C, Karwacz K, Xiao S, Jorgolli M, Gennert D, Satija R, Shakya A, Lu DY, Trombetta JJ, Pillai MR, Ratcliffe PJ, Coleman ML, Bix M, Tantin D, Park H, Kuchroo VK, Regev A. Dynamic regulatory network controlling TH17 cell differentiation. Nature. 2013 Apr 25; 496(7446):461-8. PMID: 23467089; PMCID: PMC3637864.
  24. Song J, Wu C, Zhang X, Sorokin LM. In vivo processing of CXCL5 (LIX) by matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 promotes early neutrophil recruitment in IL-1ß-induced peritonitis. J Immunol. 2013 Jan 01; 190(1):401-10. PMID: 23225890.
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  25. Lee Y, Awasthi A, Yosef N, Quintana FJ, Xiao S, Peters A, Wu C, Kleinewietfeld M, Kunder S, Hafler DA, Sobel RA, Regev A, Kuchroo VK. Induction and molecular signature of pathogenic TH17 cells. Nat Immunol. 2012 Oct; 13(10):991-9. PMID: 22961052; PMCID: PMC3459594.
  26. Xiao S, Brooks CR, Zhu C, Wu C, Sweere JM, Petecka S, Yeste A, Quintana FJ, Ichimura T, Sobel RA, Bonventre JV, Kuchroo VK. Defect in regulatory B-cell function and development of systemic autoimmunity in T-cell Ig mucin 1 (Tim-1) mucin domain-mutant mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jul 24; 109(30):12105-10. PMID: 22773818; PMCID: PMC3409739.
  27. Zhu B, Kennedy JK, Wang Y, Sandoval-Garcia C, Cao L, Xiao S, Wu C, Elyaman W, Khoury SJ. Plasticity of Ly-6C(hi) myeloid cells in T cell regulation. J Immunol. 2011 Sep 01; 187(5):2418-32. PMID: 21824867; PMCID: PMC3159773.
  28. Korpos E, Wu C, Song J, Hallmann R, Sorokin L. Role of the extracellular matrix in lymphocyte migration. Cell Tissue Res. 2010 Jan; 339(1):47-57. PMID: 19697064.
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  29. Wu C, Rauch U, Korpos E, Song J, Loser K, Crocker PR, Sorokin LM. Sialoadhesin-positive macrophages bind regulatory T cells, negatively controlling their expansion and autoimmune disease progression. J Immunol. 2009 May 15; 182(10):6508-16. PMID: 19414805; PMCID: PMC3733067.
  30. Wu C, Ivars F, Anderson P, Hallmann R, Vestweber D, Nilsson P, Robenek H, Tryggvason K, Song J, Korpos E, Loser K, Beissert S, Georges-Labouesse E, Sorokin LM. Endothelial basement membrane laminin alpha5 selectively inhibits T lymphocyte extravasation into the brain. Nat Med. 2009 May; 15(5):519-27. PMID: 19396173.
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  31. Korpos E, Wu C, Sorokin L. Multiple roles of the extracellular matrix in inflammation. Curr Pharm Des. 2009; 15(12):1349-57. PMID: 19355973.
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  32. Zhang YX, Li J, Guo XK, Wu C, Bi B, Ren SX, Wu CF, Zhao GP. Characterization of a novel toxin-antitoxin module, VapBC, encoded by Leptospira interrogans chromosome. Cell Res. 2004 Jun; 14(3):208-16. PMID: 15225414.
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