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William Wu

Faculty in Emeriti Faculty
Professor colleensilver
Professor Emeritus
B.S. 1954 Agriculture-Agricultural Engineering, Oregon State College; M.S. 1960 Microbiology, Oregon State University, Ph.D. 1962 Immunology (minor in Experimental Biology) University of Utah
At SFSU Since: 

Dr. William G. Wu joined the SF State faculty in Fall 1962.  His research, which was supported in part by several NSF and NIH grants, focused on immune mechanisms against infectious agents. He taught Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Disease!, Microbes and Man, General Microbiology labs, and graduate seminars.

From 1975-79, he served as Chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences.  Dr. Wu also served on numerous departmental, college and university committees, including the University Promotions Committee, Academic Senate, Advisory Committee for International Programs, University Search Committee for Director of Research and Professional Development. 

Dr. Wu was co-founder (with Dr. Hideo Yonenaka) of SF State's Center for Advanced Medical Technology established through a $636K Bureau of Health Manpower, U.S. Public Health Service grant.

In 1969-70, Dr. Wu was an Academic Visitor at the Department of Microbiology, Tulane University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA.  In 1980, he was a Research Associate at the Infectious Disease Laboratory, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.

His numerous scientific publications and presentations are in the areas of immunology and microbiology, and include "Medical Microbiology:  A Laboratory Study."  Third Edition.  1995.  Star Publishing Company, Belmont, CA  492 p.

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