2000-2004 University of Michigan: BS in Biopsychology, Minor in Philosophy Ann Arbor, MI
2005-2013 Wayne State University School of Medicine: MD-PhD Detroit, MI
2013-2019 Resident, Department of Plastic Surgery, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, WI
Medicine and Surgery State of Wisconsin Issued 2014
Medicine and Surgery State of Texas Issued 2019
2016 – Present Candidate Member, American Society for Peripheral Nerve
2013 – Present Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2013 – Present Member, Association of Women Surgeons
2013 – Present Member, American Medical Association
COMPETITIVE RESEARCH GRANT
2016-2017 Plastic Surgery Foundation Pilot Research Grant: Award amount $10,000
Role: Principle Investigator
Title: Revealing how vibration injures peripheral nerves and methods of prevention
2017 Medical College of Wisconsin Plastic Surgery Resident Research Day award winner
2015 Medical College of Wisconsin and Affiliated Hospital Research award winner
2016-Present Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, & Anatomy
Laboratory of Danny Riley, PhD in collaboration with Dr. Hani Matloub, MD
• Plastic Surgery Foundation Pilot Research Grant funded project
• Investigating the pathophysiology of vibration induced peripheral nerve injury and potential preventative measures and treatments
2013-2015 Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Plastic Surgery
Laboratory of Ji-Geng Yan, MD, PhD
• Investigated the effects of calcitonin on peripheral nerve regeneration after injury in a mouse model
2007-2011 Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Advisor: Zhuo-Hua Pan, PhD
• PhD Dissertation: Expression of microbial rhodopsins in retinal neurons with subcellular targeting motifs: for the study of the structure/function of AII amacrine cells and for vision restoration
1 C Wu, D Riley. Vibration induced nerve and arterial injury ameliorated by nicotinamide riboside supplementation. Manuscript in process.
2 J Zimmerman, J Bain, C Wu, H Lindell, S Grétarsson, D Riley. Effects of 5 wk riveting hammer vibration on sensory nerve endings in the rat tail. Manuscript in submission.
3 Z Zhang, J Feng, C Wu, Q Lu, ZH Pan. Targeted Expression of Channelrhodopsin-2 to the Axon Initial Segment Alters the Temporal Firing Properties of Retinal Ganglion Cells. PLoS One 10, e0142052 (2015).
4 B Shafa, C Wu, A Chen. Abstract P37: Fibrin Sealant in Abdominoplasty to Reduce Complication Rates. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 133:4S, 1049 (2014)
5 C Wu, E Ivanova, Y Zhang, ZH Pan. rAAV-Mediated Subcellular Targeting of Optogenetic Tools in Retinal Ganglion Cells In Vivo. PLoS One 8, e66332 (2013).
6 C Wu, J Cipriano, G Osgood, D Tepper, A Siddiqui. Human acellular dermal matrix (AlloDerm®) dimensional changes and stretching in tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction. J. Plast. Reconstr. Aesthetic Surgery 66, 1376–1381 (2013).
7 C Wu, E Ivanova, J Cui, Q Lu, ZH Pan. Action Potential Generation at an Axon Initial Segment-Like Process in the Axonless Retinal AII Amacrine Cell. J. Neurosci. 31, 14654–14659 (2011).
CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS
C Wu, J Zimmerman, J Bain, D Riley. (Jan 2017). Sensory nerve ending structures after 5 weeks of vibration exposure. American Society of Peripheral Nerve Annual Meeting. Waikoloa, HI.
C Wu, JG Yan, J LoGiudice, M Agresti, Y Yuan, LL Zhang, J Sanger, H Matloub, R Havlik. (Jan 2016).
Calcium and Calcium-ATPase levels during peripheral nerve regeneration. American Society of Peripheral Nerve Annual Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ.
C Wu, JG Yan, J LoGiudice, J Davis, LL Zhang, M Agresti, J Sanger, H Matloub, R Havlik. (Jan 2015).
Calcitonin improves nerve regeneration after transection and repair. American Society of Peripheral Nerve Annual Meeting. Paradise Island, Bahamas.
C Wu, J Cipriano, D Tepper, A Siddiqui. (Jul 2012). In Situ Stretch Properties of Tissue Matrix Allograft in Breast Reconstruction. Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons, Mackinac Island, MI.
C Wu, A Siddiqui, P Janevski, A Chen. (Jul 2012). A simplified technique for metacarpal fracture treatment with bioabsorbable cerclage. Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons, Mackinac Island, MI.
C Wu, E Ivanova, J Cui, ZH Pan. (May 2011). Sodium channel clustering in an AII amacrine cell process revealed by targeting Chop2-GFP with the ankyrin binding domain motif. The Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
C Wu, E Ivanova, J Cui, Q Lu, ZH Pan. (Nov 2010). Sodium channel clustering in an AII amacrine cell process revealed by targeting Chop2-GFP with the ankyrin binding domain motif. Great Lakes Vision Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
C Wu, E Ivanova, J Cui, ZH Pan. (Jul 2010). Sodium channel clustering in an AII amacrine cell process revealed by targeting Chop2-GFP with the ankyrin binding domain motif. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Saxtons River, VT.
C Wu, E Ivanova, Y Zhang, ZH Pan. (May 2010). AAV-mediated subcellular targeting of Chop2-GFP in
retinal ganglion cells. The Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.