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Li Wu, PhD

Center for Retrovirus Research

Department of Veterinary Biosciences

Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity

The Ohio State University
466 Veterinary Medical Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Ph: (614) 292-5408
Fx: (614) 292-6473


Wu named Chair and DEO of Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Professional Training and Experience

  • Professor, The Ohio State University (2014- Present)
  • Associate Professor, The Ohio State University (2009-2014)
  • Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin (2005-2009)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow: National Cancer Institute, NIH (2000-2005)
  • PhD: Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, China (1997-2000)
  • MS: Lanzhou Institute of Biological Products, China (1994-1997)

Research Interests

  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms of HIV replication and viral pathogenesis.
  • HIV interactions with host factors including proteins and nucleic acids.
  • Functions of the host protein SAMHD1 in cancer biology.

Selected Awards and Honors

2013  Pfizer (Zoetis) Award for Research Excellence, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University

2015  Charles C. Capen Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Education, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University

2017  Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)