Hsin-Jung Joyce Wu received her PhD degree from the University of Kentucky, studying B cell signaling. For her post-doctoral training, Joyce joined the lab of Diane Mathis and Christophe Benoist at Harvard University, where she investigated the roles of gut microbiota in autoimmune diseases. She is a faculty member of the University of Arizona since 2011. Joyce was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in Spring 2017.
Laurie obtained her PhD degree in immunology from Grenoble Alpes University (France) in 2019. She joined the Wu lab as a Postdoctoral fellow in August 2019 to understand the role of microbiota in the development of autoimmune diseases. Lung complications are common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is the major cause of death in patients with RA. She focuses her work mainly on the mechanisms by which microbiota can trigger the plasticity of T cells that impact lung autoimmune pathology in RA-associated lung disease model. In her spare time, she enjoys the desert view of Tucson!
Maddie double majored in Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology and graduated in May 2020. She have been a part of the Wu Lab since March 2018 and studys how gut microbiota impact autoimmune lung pathology. Outside of the lab, Maddie enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.
Tingting obtained her Ph.D. degree from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. During her Ph.D. training, she worked on autoimmune mouse models and studied the migration and suppressive function of Treg cells. She joined Wu lab in 2018 to study the plasticity of Tfh cells and how this may contribute to autoimmunity. She uses tools involving the conditional deletion of mouse models, flow cytometry analysis, as well as cellular and molecular immunology assays to test the hypothesis in her project.
Kiah is double majoring in Biochemistry and French while working as an undergraduate student in the Wu lab. Her studies revolve around the impact of autoimmune arthritis on lung pathology in our mouse model. When she isn't in the lab or doing classwork, she is usually at her job as an adaptive swim instructor and coach of a Special Olympics swim team, or she is crafting or exploring Tucson with her friends.