Dr. Chongming Wu is an associate professor of pharmacology in the Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College. Dr. Wu received his Ph.D. from Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2010, and performed his postdoctoral work at School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University in 2012. He has been studying and working in some of the most famous pharmacological and biological research institutions in China. During his graduate study and thereafter, he has been doing research in the fields of Traditional Chinese Medicines, pharmacology, molecular biology and biochemistry.
Dr. Wu’s current research thrust is centered upon the discovery and pharmacological investigation of natural medicines/natural products. His current research focuses on: (i) discovering natural products (NPs) with glucose- and lipid-regulating effects; (ii) elucidating the in vivo mechanism of NPs through their interactions with gut microbiota; (iii) finding gut microbiota-targeting medicines via functional metagenomics.