LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; LECTURE 12:00 p.m.
Dr. Wu's research group studies the manner in which chromosome structure and behavior govern inheritance, and, in fact, it is this life-long pursuit that led her to recognize the importance of strengthening the conduit of communication between society and science. Her laboratory uses Drosophila, mammalian, and nematode experimental systems as well as develops new technologies for visualizing chromosomes. Dr. Wu received her B.A. from Harvard University in Biology and her Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School in Genetics. She did her postdoctoral training at Yale University and the Station for Natural Studies, after which she was a Fellow in Molecular Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was a Professor of Genetics in the Division of Molecular Medicine at Childrens Hospital and is now a Professor in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. Most recently, Dr. Wu was honored as a recipient of an NIH Directors 2012 Pioneer Award.