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Roland Wu, MD
Assistant Professor

555 Mission Bay Blvd South
San Francisco, CA 94158


Dr. Roland Wu is a cardiologist specializing in non-invasive cardiovascular medicine and cardiovascular imaging. His research focuses on using emerging technologies in genetic editing and high-throughput sequencing to investigate cell signaling in cardiovascular disease. He graduated with a computer engineering degree at Cornell University. He conducted a research fellowship at Columbia University with Steven Marx before joining the University of California, San Francisco for his Cardiology fellowship and postdoctoral training with Dr. Shaun Coughlin at the Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
University of Texas Houston M.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Internship and Residency Internal Medicine
University of California San Francisco Fellowship Cardiology

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Recent Articles (9)

Zou J, Tran D, Baalbaki M, Tang LF, Poon A, Pelonero A, Titus EW, Yuan C, Shi C, Patchava S, Halper E, Garg J, Movsesyan I, Yin C, Wu R, Wilsbacher LD, Liu J, Hager RL, Coughlin SR, Jinek M, Pullinger CR, Kane JP, Hart DO, Kwok PY, Deo RC. An internal promoter underlies the difference in disease severity between N- and C-terminal truncation mutations of Titin in zebrafish. Elife. 2015 Oct 16; 4:e09406.

Nilsen DW, Mehran R, Wu RS, Yu J, Nordrehaug JE, Brodie BR, Witzenbichler B, Nikolsky E, Fahy M, Stone GW. Coronary reperfusion and clinical outcomes after thrombus aspiration during primary percutaneous coronary intervention: findings from the HORIZONS-AMI trial. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Oct 01; 82(4):594-601.

Niu X, Liu G, Wu RS, Chudasama N, Zakharov SI, Karlin A, Marx SO. Orientations and proximities of the extracellular ends of transmembrane helices S0 and S4 in open and closed BK potassium channels. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e58335.

Wu RS, Marx SO. The BK potassium channel in the vascular smooth muscle and kidney: a- and ß-subunits. Kidney Int. 2010 Nov; 78(10):963-74.

Liu G, Niu X, Wu RS, Chudasama N, Yao Y, Jin X, Weinberg R, Zakharov SI, Motoike H, Marx SO, Karlin A. Location of modulatory beta subunits in BK potassium channels. J Gen Physiol. 2010 May; 135(5):449-59.

Wu RS, Gupta S, Brown RN, Yancy CW, Wald JW, Kaiser P, Kirklin NM, Patel PC, Markham DW, Drazner MH, Garry DJ, Mammen PP. Clinical outcomes after cardiac transplantation in muscular dystrophy patients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Apr; 29(4):432-8.

Wu RS, Chudasama N, Zakharov SI, Doshi D, Motoike H, Liu G, Yao Y, Niu X, Deng SX, Landry DW, Karlin A, Marx SO. Location of the beta 4 transmembrane helices in the BK potassium channel. J Neurosci. 2009 Jul 01; 29(26):8321-8.

Liu G, Zakharov SI, Yang L, Wu RS, Deng SX, Landry DW, Karlin A, Marx SO. Locations of the beta1 transmembrane helices in the BK potassium channel. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Aug 05; 105(31):10727-32.

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