|Grant ID: RR180072|
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Yale University School of Medicine
August 24, 2018
Dr. Tao Wu received his B.S. from Nankai University—one of the best in China. In the last year of college, Tao read the famous book “What Is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell” (by physicist Erwin Schrödinger, 1944), which was recommended by his Biophysics teacher. Tao was fully inspired and committed to deciphering the physical principles of biological systems.
In 2003, Tao joined the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing), one of the top-ranked life sciences institutions in the world. Mentored by Prof. Runsheng Chen, the founding father of Genomics and Bioinformatics research in China, Tao started to investigate the function and mechanisms of the genome “Dark Matter” (the non-coding RNAs) in C. elegans and human cancer models.