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Connie Wu, Ph.D.



Connie Wu is a Research Assistant Professor in the Life Sciences Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Michigan. She obtained her B.S. in chemical engineering from Yale University and Ph.D. in chemical engineering at MIT in the lab of Dr. Paula Hammond, where she engineered polymeric RNA interference delivery systems. Following her graduate studies, Wu transitioned to the diagnostics field for her postdoctoral research in the lab of Dr. David Walt at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, where she pioneered ultrasensitive single-molecule protein detection methods. She is a Biological Sciences Scholar at U-M and was the recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, MIT Presidential Fellowship, and NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship.


Ultrasensitive detection of circulating biomarkers

Research Area(s)

Bioengineering | Biomarkers


  • Principal investigator of: Self-templated polymeric RNA delivery platforms for cancer immunotherapy
  • Principal investigator of: Ultrasensitive detection of circulating PRAME as a 'binary' blood biomarker for endometrial cancer
  • Principal investigator of: Direct multiplexed single-molecule profiling of single-extracellular vesicle cargo and surface markers