Anna Wu

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Chief Scientific Advisor
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Summary of expertise:
      Dr. Anna Wu is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Dept of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, and a Professor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Molecular Biology at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope (Duarte, CA). Dr. Wu is a respected leader in molecular imaging who currently serves as the Director of the Cancer Molecular Imaging Program in the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, and the Associate Director of the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging. As an acknowledged expert in engineering of antibodies for cancer targeting, Dr. Wu is one of the inventors of ImaginAb's technology. Dr. Wu's role as ImaginAb' CSO is well-qualified from her strong academic foundation, ability to communicate high impact research, and impressive track record for innovation. She attained her A.B. degree in biochemical sciences from Harvard University and a Ph.D in molecular biophysics from Yale.
      Books/articles published:
      Wu, A.M. and Senter, P.D. (2005) Arming antibodies: Prospects and challenges for immunoconjugates. Nature Biotechnology 23:1137-1146.

      Wu, A.M. and Olafsen, T. (2008) Antibodies for Molecular Imaging of Cancer. Cancer Journal 14:191-197. PMID 18536559

      Wu, A.M. (2009) Antibodies and Antimatter: The resurgence of immunoPET. J. Nuc. Med. 50:2-5. PMID 19091888

      Leyton, J.V., Olafsen, T., Lepin, E.J., Hahm, S., Bauer, K., Reiter, R.E., and Wu, A.M. (2008) A humanized radioiodinated minibody as an imaging agent for the detection of prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA)-expressing tumors by microPET. Clin. Canc. Res. 14:7488-7496. PMID 19010866

      Olafsen, T., Betting, D., Kenanova, V.E., Salazar, F.B., Clarke, P. Said, J., Raubitschek, A.A., Timmerman, J.M. and Wu, A.M. (2009) Recombinant anti-CD20 antibody fragments for small-animal PET imaging of B-cell lymphoma xenografts, J. Nucl. Med., 50:1500-1508. PMID 19690034

      Leukemia Society of America Special Fellowship, Teaching Award, Project LEAD, National Breast Cancer Coalition
      American Association for the Advancement of Science
      American Association for Cancer Research
      Society of Nuclear Medicine
      Academy of Molecular Imaging
      Society for Molecular Imaging
      American Chemical Society

      Educational background:
      A.B. degree in biochemical sciences from Harvard University
      Ph.D in molecular biophysics from Yale.

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