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With a rigorous training in genetics, Dr. Wu is fascinated by the mystery of how genes can generate such a vast amount of variation in nature and what mechanistic and developmental regulation guides gene to respond to environmental signals. Dr. Wu's current research interest focuses on the development of statistical and computational methods necessary to unravel the genetic machinery of complex traits, diseases, and life processes. He is particularly interested in integrating the idea and principle of systems biology into statistical genetic research, ultimately elucidating a comprehensive atlas of the genetic control network of complex biology. He is alert and sensitive to concrete genetic or developmental problems fundamentally meaningful to agriculture, forestry, biology, and biomedicine and exceptionally good at the design of statistical models and algorithms to solve these problems. His pioneering statistical work on functional mapping was highlighted in Nature Reviews Genetics in 2004 and 2006. Dr. Wu serves Associate Editors for a number of statistical and genetic journals.