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NRSA Postdoc Fellow, Biosciences | Rice University, Houston, Texas
PhD, Biomedical Engineering | The City College, City University of New York
MPhil, Biomedical Engineering | The Graduate Center, City University of New York
BS, Mechanical Engineering | Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Danielle Wu is an assistant professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. Her main areas of expertise are mechanobiology and tissue engineering.
Dr. Wu's research interests focus on developing and testing tissue engineering prototypes in preclinical models for the restoration of radiation-induced tissue damage. This work uses primary human stem/progenitor cells in bioactive hydrogel culture systems as a vehicle for transplantation and biointegration. She also investigates the perlecan-associating mechanotransduction mechanisms in bone cell networks within a novel biomimetic culture model to elucidate bone's responses to mechanical loading and disuse.