Hui Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Areas of Focus: Bacterial biofilm development
We study bacterial biofilm development, an important aspect of dental diseases and other persistent and chronic infections in humans. We are investigating the molecular mechanism governing bacterial biofilm formation using oral bacteria as model systems and particularly interested in protein glycosylation and secretion and their biological function in the biofilm formation. We also study the interactions between bacterial biofilms and hosts, and how the biofilm formation modulates vegetation in infective endocarditis and bone remodeling dynamics in periodontal disease.
Dr. Hui Wu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Wu received his B.S. degree in 1988 from Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing, P. R. China. in the field of biology. He went on to receive his M.S. degree in microbial ecology from Fudan University in Shanghai, P. R. China in 1991. Dr. Wu moved to the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT where he received his Ph.D. degree in cell and molecular biology in 1999. He joined the UAB faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2004.