Qi Wu

Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Award 2006

Qi Wu, a doctoral student in cellular biology, uses fruitflies as models for studying neural pathways that are involved in the hunger process. He recognized that an insulin signaling system regulates most aspects of hunger in Fruit flies, and this likely is the case in vertebrates as well. Wu’s research has been published in Neuroscience, Neuro, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.