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Joelle Wu

Graduate Research Assistant


Washington State University
Institute of Biological Chemistry
419 Clark Hall
Pullman, WA 99164




Research Interests


I grew up in Taiwan and completed an undergraduate degree in Medicinal and Applied Chemistry at Kaohsiung Medical university. In 2017, I came to the U.S. to pursue my PhD degree in chemistry. With the highly interest in the structure biology, I am currently working on the coenzyme M biosynthesis project. In this project, I particularly study the protein structure as well as the enzyme activity of xcbC1 and xcbD1, which have been characterize as part of Aspartase/Fumerase superfamily, according to the bioinformatic analysis. We are excited about this project, since we found a unique pathway of coenzyme M synthesis in bacteria. Aside from the lab work, I like to watch movie, cook, and go fishing.



Present       PhD. In Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

2017              B.S. in Medicinal and Applied Chemistry, Dept. of Medicinal and Applied Chemistry, Kaohsiung

Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Research Experience


01/2015-01/2017         Undergraduate Research, Kaohsiung Medical University Advisor: Kao, Chai Lin.

1. Determination of binding strength of saccharides worth boron dendrimers through displacement. fluorescence spectra
2. Introduction of BODIPY analogues on the surface of boron dendrimers.

07/2016-08/2016            Visiting Student, Keio University, Tokyo Advisor: Yamada, Tohru

Examining a myriad of silver catalyzed carbon dioxide ring closing reaction.