Dr. Hemmings Wu received his medical bachelor at Peking University, master degree and residency training in neurosurgery at Shanghai Jiaotong University, and PhD in neuroscience at KU Leuven. He finished his postdoctoral training at the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University. Dr. Wu is currently a neurosurgeon and a physician scientist at the Department of Neurosurgery at Zhejiang University Second Affiliated Hospital in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Dr. Wu is an adjunct senior researcher in CenBRAIN.
Research Interest and Project
Dr. Hemmings Wu's long-term research interests lie in the field of neuromodulation for neuropsychiatric disorders, specifically mechanistic neurophysiology and closed-loop deep brain stimulation, in hopes of improving current neuromodulation therapies. As a neurosurgeon, he has investigated the clinical efficacy and safety of deep brain stimulation for various psychiatric disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, anorexia nervosa, and Tourette's syndrome; as a neuroscientist, he has studied the electrographic biomarker of compulsive drinking and binge eating behaviors in rodent models to develop a closed-loop algorithm, and used in vivo calcium imaging technology to probe the action mechanism of deep brain stimulation.