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Mark Wu, MD PhD

Mark Nan Wu, MD PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

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410-955-9441, 410-550-5864

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Centers & Institutes

  • Sleep Disorders Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital


Narcolepsy, Neurology, Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine

Research Interests

Investigating the genetic basis of Familial Sleep Paralysis; Genetic mechanisms underlying regulation of sleep and neuronal excitability, using simple model organisms


Dr. Mark Wu specializes in sleep disorders and has a particular interest in narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnolence, and sleep paralysis.

Dr. Mark Wu received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After completing his internship at Baylor, he went to UCLA for residency training in Neurology. He then completed a Sleep Medicine fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
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  • Education +


    • Baylor College of Medicine (Houston TX ) (2001)


    • UCLA School of Medicine / Neurology (Los Angeles CA ) (2005)


    • Pennsylvania Hospital / Sleep Medicine (Philadelphia PA ) (2007)


    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Sleep Medicine (2007)
    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology (2006)
  • Research & Publications +


    The Wu Lab studies the molecular, genetic, and cellular mechanisms underlying sleep in Drosophila.

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  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Gene Mutation Could Play Role In Sleep Problems, Fly Study Shows, HuffingtonPost (03/14/2014)

    The Gene That Causes Sleep, WYPR-FM (03/14/2014)

    Sleep During the Day May Throw Genes Into Disarray, US News (01/21/2014)

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-9441, 410-550-5864
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-5624
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