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Professor Tu, Wenwei 涂文偉

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Professor Tu, Wenwei 涂文偉

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Professor

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Biography

Dr. Tu is focusing on the Translational Immunology study in the following areas: (1) Humanized Mouse Model: Dr. Tu’s laboratory has established different disease models in humanized mice, such as virus infection, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and allograft rejection. Now he is focusing on establishment of different autoimmune disease models in humanized mice; (2) Viral Immunology: To understand cellular and molecular basis involved in the host immune responses to influenza viruses and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and develop novel antiviral strategies. We have further discovered a novel strategy to treat human and avian influenza diseases by using an old drug pamidronate to enhance gammadelta-T cell immunity. Now we are studying the roles of gammadelta-T and NK cells in immune surveillance of influenza virus and EBV infections; (3) Transplantation Immunology: To understand the basic processes that control T-cell-mediated inflammation and tolerance. We have developed the novel methods to generate antigen-specific CD4 and CD8 regulatory T cells (Tregs), and also confirmed that human CD8 Tregs can control GVHD in an allo-specific manner while leaving graft versus tumor and general immune responses intact in humanized mice. We are now focusing on translating these basic studies into the development of new therapies for GVHD, allograft rejection and autoimmune diseases.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2000-07-01Dean Fellowship: Stanford University
Research Achievement
1997-12-01The first class prize of “The Progress of Science and Technology”: Chongqing Municipal Government, China
Research Achievement
1994-12-01The second class prize of“The Progress of Science and Techology”: Sichuan Province Government, China
Research Achievement
2001-07-01Dean Fellowship: Stanford University
Research Achievement
2002-12-01The second class prize of “The Progress of Science and Technology”: Chongqing Municipal Government, China
Research Achievement
2002-05-01Travel award: Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, USA
Research Achievement
2004-12-01The Second Class Prize Of “the Progress Of Science And Technology”: The Ministry Of Education Of The People's Republic Of China
Research Achievement
XIANG, Z
Lam, KT
GAO, Y
2015-08-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award: Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
XIANG, Z
GAO, Y
LU, A
Lam, KT
2015-08-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award.: Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
09/2012-presentPresidentHong Kong Society of Immunology
05/2007-05/2011Council memberPaediatric Immunology Committee/Chinese Medical Association.
05/2010-05/2011PresidentHong Kong Society of Flow Cytometry
08/2002-presentMemberAmerican Association of Immunologists
05/2010-presentCouncil memberPaediatric Infectious Disease Committee, Chinese Medical Association
06/2007-06/2011Council memberPaediatric Infectious Disease Committee/Chinese Medical Association.
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