Dr. Wu received her medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA. She then completed her General Pediatrics Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN followed by a dual fellowship in Allergy & Immunology and Pediatric Rheumatology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. She is currently board-certified in both Allergy & Immunology and Pediatric Rheumatology and has particular clinical interests in immune deficiency and autoimmunity. She also obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree through the Department of Epidemiology and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Wu joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina in 2013.
Dr. Wu is actively engaged in both clinical and translational research projects that involve a spectrum of diseases that affect the immune system. A primary research interest is the role of complement in autoimmune disease. She is currently collaborating with the UNC Kidney Center to study complement activation in ANCA (antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody) vasculitis and further understand its clinical applications in this rare condition. She is also working with the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium to identify markers that will help distinguish primary ciliary dyskinesia from other primary immunodeficiencies. She is also the principal investigator for several clinical trials focused on novel treatments for various immune-mediated disorders.