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Martin Wu

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Biology
Office location and address
404 PLSB
90 Geldard Driv
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S., Wuhan University, 1992
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2000
Are persister cells culprits of recurrent C. difficile infections?
Source: Commonwealth Health Research Board
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Impact of the gut microbiome and diet on change in insulin homeostasis and cordiometabolic risk
Source: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
April 01, 2017 – March 31, 2021
AS-BIOL 'Minion Detective': Detecting Microbes Around Us in Real-Time
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
February 14, 2018 – December 31, 2018
BIOL 3270: General Microbiology with Laboratory
Credits: 4
Microbes rule. In this course, we will explore how microbes rule the world and how genomics has revolutionized the way we study them. Fundamental principles of microbiology will be introduced. Topics include microbial cell structure, metabolism, genetics, diversity, evolution and infectious disease. Laboratory work will complement lecture topics and cover the core themes & concepts, as recommended by the American Society of Microbiology.
BIOL 4559: New Course in Biology
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of biology.
BIOL 4910: Independent Research in the Life Sciences
Credits: 2
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member OUTSIDE of the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 4920: Independent Research in Biology
Credits: 2
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member within the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 8070: Colloquium in Population Biology
Credits: 2
A weekly conference arranged around a current topic. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
BIOL 8081: Advanced Ecology and Evolution 1
Credits: 4
This course introduces grad students to a breadth and depth of concepts and theories in modern ecology and evolutionary biology. The couse is co-taught by two BIOL faculty each fall, with different faculty rotating into the course in alternate years, providing expertise in molecular population genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, integrative biology, speciation, microevolution, life-history evolution, and mating systems.
BIOL 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
BIOL 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
BIOL 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.