About Us

Lab Members

Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai, Ph.D.

Assistant Instructor

Dr. Sakurai received his Ph.D. from Tohoku University, Japan in 2011. He was a postdoc and research associate in the National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Japan and the Ochi Yume Clinic in Nagoya, Japan. He worked with Dr. Wu as a research associate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies before joining the Wu Lab in 2018 as an Assistant Instructor. His research interest is in mammalian gonadogenesis, early embryogenesis, implantation, and pregnancy.

 
Leqian Yu

Leqian Yu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Leqian Yu received his Ph.D. degree from Kyoto University, Japan in 2017. He is interested in human stem cell research and embryonic development. He speaks Chinese, English, and Japanese.

 
Yingying Hu

Yingying Hu, Ph.D.

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr. Hu received her Ph.D. from Peking University, China, in 2016. She served as a research scientist in Beijing Genomic Institute. In the Wu Lab, she focuses on translational research of genome editing and mammalian embryonic development.

 
Canbin Zheng

Canbin Zheng, M.D.

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr. Zheng received his medical degree from Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) and completed fellowship training at the First Affiliated Hospital of SYSU, where he served as an attending physician of Microsurgery, Orthopedic Trauma, and Hand Surgery.

 
Carlos Pinzon

Carlos Pinzón, D.V.M, M.S.

Research Assistant

Dr. Pinzón received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the National University of Colombia and his Master of Science degree from Texas A&M. His previous research includes increasing influenza vaccine production by genetically modifying chicken eggs and producing recombinant vaccines against zoonotic diseases in the milk of genetically modified animals. His Master's work focused on precise and efficient therapeutic genome editing of genetic diseases. He is interested in the development of novel genetic engineering technologies and their applications to improve the lives of all organisms.

 
Annesha Dutta

Annesha Dutta

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow

Annesha Dutta is a student in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. She studies biomedical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas and is interested in stem cells.

 
Ling Zhang

Ling Zhang

Technician/Lab Manager

Ling Zhang provides lab organization and management, and technical support in tissue culture, molecular biology, histology, and animal maintenance.

 
Pamela Jackson

Pamela Jackson

Administrative Associate