Connie Wu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering


6314A, Life Sciences Institute
210 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Primary Website

Connie Wu Lab


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Yale University

Research Interests

The Wu lab integrates bioanalytical chemistry, materials engineering, and biomolecular engineering approaches to develop diagnostic and therapeutic platforms, including (1) multifunctional RNA therapeutics for immunoengineering and targeted delivery applications; and (2) development and translation of ultrasensitive single-molecule detection technologies. 

Research Areas:

Bio-Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering, Bio-Nanotechnology, Biomaterials, Cancer, Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, Immunology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

Additional Title(s)

  • Research Assistant Professor, Life Sciences Institute
  • Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Personal Pronouns



Connie obtained her B.S. in chemical engineering from Yale University and Ph.D. in chemical engineering at MIT in the lab of Dr. Paula Hammond, where she engineered polymeric RNA interference delivery systems. Following her graduate studies, she transitioned to the diagnostics field for her postdoctoral research in the lab of Dr. David Walt at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, where she pioneered ultrasensitive single-molecule protein detection methods.


  • 2024 NIH NIBIB Trailblazer Award
  • 2022 Biological Sciences Scholar, University of Michigan
  • 2020-2022 NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2014-2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2013 MIT Presidential Fellowship