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Long-Jun Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor at Rutgers University

Location: Piscataway, NJ United States

Long-Jun Wu, PhD, received his PhD of neurobiology at University of Science and Technology of China in 2004. He did his postdoctoral trainings at University of Toronto and Harvard Medical School from 2004 to 2011 and was then promoted to an instructor at Harvard Medical School from 2011-2012. Currently, Dr. Long-Jun Wu is an assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University. His research is primarily focused on understanding microglia-neuron communication in normal and diseased brain. By using a combination of two-photon imaging technique and electrophysiology, he has been studying the molecular mechanism of microglial motility under physiological conditions and microglial chemotaxis toward brain injury. Recently, he has also extended his research into microglial specific ion channels, such as voltage-gated proton channel Hv1, in the ischemic stroke and provided the first evidence that microglial Hv1 contributes to ischemic brain damage. Dr. Long-Jun Wu was awarded several prestigious postdoctoral fellowships, including those from the Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada (2005-2006), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2006-2009), the Edward R. and Anne G. Lefler Foundation at HarvardMedicalSchool (2009-2011). Dr. Long-Jun Wu is a grantee of a Scientist Development Grant Award from American Heart Association (2011-2015). 

Associated Grants

  • Targeting the Voltage-Gated Proton Channel Hv1 for Neuroprotection


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