Faculty Summaries
Jinhua Wu, PhD
Jinhua Wu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Office Phone: 215-728-2867
Fax: 215-728-3616
Office: W410
Structural and Functional studies of integrin signaling


  • Structural basis to the regulatory mechanisms of the inside-out integrin signaling.
  • Structural and functional analyses of the MRL family proteins.
  • Development of anti-talin inhibitors by structure-based computer-aided design.
Description of research projects
Selected Publications

Fox Chase Programs

  1. Yang J, Zhu L, Zhang H, Hirbawi J, Fukuda K, Dwivedi P, Liu J, Byzova T, Plow EF, Wu J**, Qin J**. Conformational activation of talin by RIAM triggers integrin-mediated cell adhesion. Nat Comm Epub 2014 Dec 18.PubMed
  2. Chang YC, Zhang H, Brennan ML, Franco-Barraza J, Patel T, Cukierman E, Wu J. Structural and mechanistic insights into the recruitment of talin by RIAM in integrin signaling. Structure 2014 22(12):1810-20 PubMed
  3. Zhang H, Chang YC, Brennan ML, Wu J. The structure of Rap1 in complex with RIAM reveals specificity determinants and recruitment mechanism. J Mol Cell Biol 2014 6(2):128-39 PubMed
  4. Anastassiadis T, Duong-Ly KC, Deacon SW, Lafontant A, Ma H, Devarajan K, Dunbrack RL Jr, Wu J, Peterson JR. A highly selective dual insulin receptor (IR)/insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R) inhibitor derived from an extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) inhibitor. J Biol Chem. 2013 Sep 27;288(39):28068-77. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.505032. Epub 2013 Aug 9.PubMed
  5. Chang YC, Zhang H, Brennan ML, Wu J. Crystal structure of Lamellipodin implicates diverse functions in actin polymerization and Ras signaling. Protein Cell. 2013 Mar;4(3):211-9. doi: 10.1007/s13238-013-2082-5. Epub 2013 Mar 13.PubMed
  6. Wynne JP*, Wu J*, Su W, Mor A, Patsoukis N, Boussiotis VA, Hubbard SR, Philips MR. Rap1-interacting adapter molecule (RIAM) associates with the plasma membrane via a proximity detector. J Cell Biol. 2012 Oct 15;199(2):317-30. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201201157. Epub 2012 Oct 8. *Equal contribution. PubMed
  7. Ungureanu D, Wu J, Pekkala T, Niranjan Y, Young C, Jensen ON, Xu CF, Neubert TA, Skoda RC, Hubbard SR, Silvennoinen O. The pseudokinase domain of JAK2 is a dual-specificity protein kinase that negatively regulates cytokine signaling. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2011 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed
  8. Depetris RS*, Wu J*, Hubbard, S.R. Structural and functional studies of the Ras-associating and pleckstrin-homology domains of Grb10 and Grb14. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2009;16,833-9. *Equal contribution. PubMed
  9. Wu J*, Li W*, Craddock BP, Foreman KW, Mulvihill MJ, Ji QS, Miller WT, Hubbard SR. Small-molecule inhibition and activation-loop trans-phosphorylation of the IGF1 receptor. EMBO J. 2008;27,1985-94. *Equal contribution. PubMed
  10. Wu J, Tseng Y, Xu C, Neubert TA, White MF, and Hubbard SR. Structural and biochemical characterization of the KRLB region in insulin receptor substrate-2. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2008;15,251-8. PubMed
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