Mei X. Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Mass General Research Institute
Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
bacteria-specific phototoxic reactions against multi-drug resistant bacteria; develpment of novel point-of-care technologies for multiplex detection of biomarkers; low-level light and gut microbiota; low-level light therapy and tissue regeneration; new anti-bacterial specific prophotosensitizers; photobiomodulation and cancer immunity; universal influenza vaccines biomimetic nanoparticles

 Dr. Wu is a professor at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Dermatology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Harvard Medical School (HMS). After earning a Ph.D. from Utah State University, she completed her postdoctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and HMS.  Her research is centered around pioneering next-generation technologies to mitigate the gravest threats of sepsis and pandemics. Dr. Wu’s team develops biomimetic nanoparticles as potent adjuvants for universal influenza vaccines (Science, Nature Nanotech), utilizes lasers to accelerate platelet regeneration (Sci. Trans. Med.), and unravels bacteria-specific phototoxicity against superbugs (Sci. Trans. Med.).  Dr. Wu has authored over 100 publications and serves as a conference chair, a member of the organizing committee, and a section chair or co-chair of a dozen international symposia. 

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