Gary Wu MD

Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Profession in Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Gary Wu is the Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he is the Director of the Penn Center for Nutritional Science and Medicine as well as the Co-Director of the NIDDK P30 Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Disease. He was the inaugural Director and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the American Gastroenterological Association Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education and is an elected member of both the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He is the Co-Director of the PennCHOP MIcrobiome Program, a campus-wide initiative to accelerate research in the microbiome across the entire university campus. The current research programs in the Wu laboratory focus on the mutualistic interactions between the gut microbiota and the host with a particular focus on diet and metabolism.