Dr. Sheng Wu is an assistant professor of pediatrics and physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has a background in molecular endocrinology, with specific training and expertise in reproductive and metabolic function.
Her postdoctoral training focused on the regulation of insulin signaling in reproductive (pituitary, ovary and hypothalamus) and energy storage tissues (liver, muscle and adipose). Dr. Wu’s laboratory studies the insulin/androgen receptor (AR) actions on the developmental and regulation of the reproductive and metabolic functions. Multiple animal models (obesity, androgen implantation and conditional knockout) are used to investigate the pathophysiology of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and the developmental factors and their target tissues that contribute to PCOS manifestation.
Dr. Wu earned her M.Sc. in aquaculture and zoology from Wageningen University in The Netherlands and her Ph.D. from the University of Victoria in Canada. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Wu is a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Physiology Society and Women in Endocrinology. She has received numerous awards and honors of distinction for her research, including the American Physiology Society’s Virendra B. Mahesh Award of Excellence in Endocrinology for 2011, the 2014 Endocrinology Society’s Early Investigator Award, Endocrinology Society and the 2011 Women in Endocrinology’s Young Investigator Award.