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Wenxian Fu - Principal Scientist, Cancer Immunology

Wenxian Fu

Principal Scientist, Cancer Immunology

Postdoc Mentor
"Life is a journey filled with inspirations. I feel myself inspired every day at Genentech."
Awards & Honors

I joined Genentech in the summer of 2020. Prior to that, I was a faculty member at UCSD, starting as an Assistant Professor and promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. I made this career shift because I believe that Genentech is a very unique place that fosters both cutting-edge scientific research and ground-breaking therapies for patients. My role at Genentech is to lead a group focusing on dissecting tissue and tumor immune microenvironment, striving to identify novel therapeutic targets and the underlying mechanisms.

Postdoctoral Mentor

I have been very fortunate to have highly talented postdocs in my lab since I started my career as an independent investigator. Genentech offers a world-class postdoc program providing an exceptional environment for postdocs to reach their full potential. I feel privileged to be part of this program. It is a very rewarding experience.

Featured Publication

Macrophages Lead to Islet Inflammation by Local Proliferation to Affect β Cell Proliferation and Function in Obesity.

Cell Metabolism 2019. 39: 457-474.

Ying W, Lee YS, Dong Y, Seidman J, Seo J, Yang M, Yang B, Wollam J, Riopel M, McNelis J, Glass CK, Olefsky JM and Fu W.

TCF1 and LEF1 control Treg competitive survival and Tfr differentiation to prevent autoimmune diseases.

Cell Reports 2019. 27:3629-3645.

Yang B, Wang K, Wan S, Liang Y, Yuan X, Dong Y, Cho S, Xu W, Jepsen K, Feng GS, Lu L, Xue H-H and Fu W.