Wei-Li Wu

Assistant Professor

  • 873 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
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Personal profile


  • 2018-now Visiting Associate, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • 2018-now Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University
  • 2012-2018 Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • 2011-2012 Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica


  • 2011 Ph.D., Graduate Institute of Life Sciences, National Defense Medical Center
  • 2003 M.S., Institute of Marine Biology, National Sun Yat-sen University
  • 2001 B.S., Department of Marine Resources, National Sun Yat-sen University

Research Interests

  • Neuropsychiatric disorder
  • Gut-Brain axis
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Host and gut microbes interaction
  • Behavioral physiology

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Projects 2019 2020

  • 1 Not started

Research Output 2005 2019

  • 873 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 13 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate

The effect of ASIC3 knockout on corticostriatal circuit and mouse self-grooming behavior

Wu, W. L., Cheng, S. J., Lin, S. H., Chuang, Y. C., Huang, E. Y. K. & Chen, C. C., 2019 Jan 29, In : Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 13, 86.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Acid Sensing Ion Channels
2 Citations (Scopus)

Identification of distinct conformations associated with monomers and fibril assemblies of mutant huntingtin

Ko, J., Isas, J. M., Sabbaugh, A., Yoo, J. H., Pandey, N. K., Chongtham, A., Ladinsky, M., Wu, W. L., Rohweder, H., Weiss, A., Macdonald, D., Munoz-Sanjuan, I., Langen, R., Patterson, P. H. & Khoshnan, A., 2018 Jul 1, In : Human Molecular Genetics. 27, 13, p. 2330-2343 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Myelin Sheath
9 Citations (Scopus)

Searching for the gut microbial contributing factors to social behavior in rodent models of autism spectrum disorder

Needham, B. D., Tang, W. & Wu, W-L., 2018 May 1, In : Developmental Neurobiology. 78, 5, p. 474-499 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Social Behavior
Research Personnel
5 Citations (Scopus)

The protective role of Bacteroides fragilis in a murine model of colitis-associated colorectal cancer

Lee, Y. K., Mehrabian, P., Boyajian, S., Wu, W-L., Selicha, J., Vonderfecht, S. & Mazmanian, S. K., 2018 Nov 1, In : mSphere. 3, 6, e00587-18.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bacteroides fragilis
Colorectal Neoplasms
Dextran Sulfate
2 Citations (Scopus)

Association Among Gut Microbes, Intestinal Physiology, and Autism

Wu, W-L., 2017 Nov 1, In : EBioMedicine. 25, p. 11-12 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Autistic Disorder
Bile Acids and Salts
Gastrointestinal Microbiome