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Joy Wu

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Endocrinology Clinic 300 Pasteur Dr A175 MC 5303 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-6961 Fax (650) 725-8418
  • Academic Offices
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Osteoporosis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes andMetabolism

Academic Appointments

Honors and Awards

  • Cancer Grant Recipient, The Mary Kay Foundation (2013 - 2015)
  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award, NIH (2011 - 2016)
  • Clinical Scientist Program Instructor Development Award, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (2009 - 2011)
  • Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award, Massachusetts General Hospital (2009 - 2011)
  • John Haddad Young Investigator Award, Advances in Mineral Metabolism (2008)
  • Merck Senior Fellow Award, The Endocrine Society (2007)
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes andMetabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital MA (2006)
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2004)
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School MA (2003)
Medical Education: Duke University School of Medicine NC (2001)
MD/PhD: Duke University (2001)



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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

As a physician scientist with a clinical focus on osteoporosis, my laboratory focuses on the mechanisms guiding the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells, and how mesenchymal lineages support hematopoiesis in the bone marrow. In particular we are interested in the pathways that regulate the differentiation of mesenchymal progenitors into osteoblast and adipocyte lineages, using genetically modified mice and lineage tracing techniques in vivo. We are also studying the role of the osteoblast niche in supporting hematopoietic stem cell and B lymphocyte development, in both animal models as well as translational studies in humans. Finally, my laboratory is using induced pluripotent stem cells to study osteoblast differentiation in a skeletal complementation model in vivo.


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