The presentation will take place in Phipps 240 from noon-1 p.m.
Sean M Wu, MD, PhD is a physician scientist who is conducting research in cardiac developmental biology/congenital heart disease, stem cell biology and translation of stem cells into new treatments for congenital heart disease, adult heart failure and rhythm disorders.
Dr. Wu completed his MD-PhD training from 1992 to 1999 at Duke University School of Medicine. He did his medical residency at Duke University Hospital before joining the clinical and research fellowship in cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School (HMS). For his post-doctoral research fellowship training, Dr. Wu worked under the direct mentorship of Stuart Orkin at Boston Children's Hospital and isolated and characterized a bi-potent cardiac progenitor cell from embryonic stem cells and the developing mouse embryo (Wu et al, Cell 2006). In July, 2006, Dr. Wu became a principal investigator and a staff cardiologist at MGH. He was promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine at HMS in 2009. In July 2012, Dr. Wu joined the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.