Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Jane Y Wu, MD, PhD

Jane Y Wu, MD, PhD

Dr. Charles L. Mix Research Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry

Professor of Neurology (Neuromuscular Disease)

Focus of Work


My primary research interests are in molecular mechanisms of gene regulation, particularly those involved in neural development and neural degeneration. My lab is focusing on two areas, RNA regulation and mechanisms underlying cell migration with particular interest in molecular/cellular mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders, cancer invasion/metastasis and neurodegenerative diseases.


Education and Certification

  • MD: Shanghai Second Medical University (1986)
  • PhD: Stanford University, Cancer Biology (1991)