Sean Wu

Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and (by courtesy) of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine


Research Description: Dr. Sean Wu’s research program has been dedicated to making fundamental discoveries in developmental and stem cell biology of the cardiovascular system as well as genetic and environmentally-mediated factors that that impact the development of cardiovascular diseases. He has established significant expertise in the isolation and characterization of cardiovascular stem/progenitor cells and has acquired tremendous experience and resources for working with induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSCs) models of diseases including cardiometabolic diseases. His research projects on cardiac development, cardio-metabolic disease modeling, and more recently, cardiovascular tissue engineering are supported by a number of awards including the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, the NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium, the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, collaborating NIH R01s grants, grants from the American Heart Association, among others.  


Selected relevant publications (Stanford DRC Members in BOLD):

  1. Nakamura K, Hirano K, Wu SM. iPS Cell Modeling of Cardiometabolic   Diseases. J. of Card. Transl. Res. 2013; 6:46-53.
  2. Hinson JT, Nakamura K, Wu SM. Induced pluripotent stem cell modeling of complex genetic diseases. Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models. 2013; 9:147-152.