Danwei Wu, MD


  • Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Medical School University of Central Florida College of Medicine, MD
  • Undergraduate: Duke University, BS Neuroscience


  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Vascular neurology
  • Medical education


Yang R, Walder-Christensen K, Kim N, Wu D, Lorenzo D. N, Badea A, Yong-Hui J, Henry Y, William W, and Bennett V. ANK2 autism mutation targeting giant ankyrin-B promotes axon branching and ectopic connectivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2019; 116(30), 15262-15271.

Wu D, Liu A, Baldinger E, Frontera A. A case of Guillain-Barre Syndrome associated with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. Cureus. 2018; 10(8): e3202. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.3202

Wu D, Carre C. The impact of breastfeeding on health outcomes for infants diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome: a review. Cureus. 2018;10(7): e3061. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.3061

Mao H, Pilaz LJ, McMahon JJ, Golzio C, Wu D, Shi L, Katsanis N, Silver DL. Rbm8a haploinsufficiency disrupts embryonic cortical development resulting in microcephaly. J. Neurosci. 2015;35(18):7003-7018. Cover article. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0018-15.2015

Guo J, Kim D, Gao J, Kurtyka C, Chen H, Yu C, Wu D, Mittal A, Beg AA, Chellappan SP Haura EB, Cheng J. IKBKE is induced by STAT3 and tobacco carcinogen and determines chemosensitivity in non-small cell lung cancer. Oncogene, 2013;32(2):151-159. DOI: 10.1038/onc.2012.39


Yang R, Walder K, Wu D, Kim N, Badea A, Lorenzo D, Wetsel W, Yin H, Bennet V. Neural-specific giant ankyrin-B is a molecular substrate for non-syndromic autism through increased axonal branching. Poster presentation, 83rd Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology, Cold Spring Harbor, NY. May 30 – June 4, 2018.

Wu D, Walder K, Lorenzo D, Yang R, Bennett V. “Mutation in an autism susceptibility gene ANK2 leads to loss of L1CAM binding in long axon tracts.” Poster Presentation. American Society for Clinical Investigation AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting, Chicago, IL. April 22, 2017.

Wertnz J, Wu D. Ulnar neuropathy in the military population. Poster presentation, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Annual International Poster Session, Washington, DC. November 29, 2016.

Wu D. Exon junction complex component RBM8a is needed for the regulation of neurogenesis. Poster presentation, Visible Thinking Research Forum, Durham, NC. April, 22, 2014.


University of Central Florida College of Medicine Institutional Scholarship

Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellowship

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Duke University


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