Wu, Laura, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, Movement Disorders Program
Associate Director, Neurology Clerkship


Mailing Address:
301 University Blvd, Route 0539
Galveston, TX 77555-0539

Office: 9.128 John Sealy Annex
Phone: 409.772.8053 
Fax: 409.772.6940

Education and Post Graduate Training
  • Medical School: China Medical University, Taiwan, MD.
  • Postgraduate School: Chang-Gung University, Taiwan, PhD
  • Internship: Montefiore Medical Center, NY
  • Neurology Residency: Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY
  • Movement Disorder Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, TX 
Board Certifications
  • General neurology
  • Movement disorders 
Clinical Interest
  • Movement disorders
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Botulinum toxin injection
  • Headache
Research Interest
  • Movement disorders
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
Selected Publications
  • Hou JG, Wu LJ, Moore S, Ward C, Atassi F, Fincher L, Nelson N, York M, Lai EC. Assessment of Appropriate Medication Administration for Hospitalized Patients with Parkinson's Disease: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 2012 May; 18(4):377-81
  • Sitburana O, Wu JC, Sheffield JK, Davidson A, Jankovic J. Motor Overflow and Mirror Dystonia.Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2009 Dec; 15(10):758-61
  • Wu JC, Sitburana O, Davidson A, Jankovic J: The applause sign in Parkinsonian disorders and Huntington's disease. Mov Disord. 2008 Dec 15: 23(16): 2307-11
  • Wu JC, Jankovic J. Runner's dystonia, J Neurol Sci. 2006 Dec 21;251(1-2):73-6
  • Wu JC, Leender M, Cooperman S, Meyron-Holtz E, Smith S, Land W, Tsai R Y-L, Berger UV, Sheng Z, Rouault TA. Expression of the iron transporter Ferroportin in synaptic vesicles and blood brain barrier. Brain Res. 2004 Mar 19; 1001(1-2):108-17
  • Lu CS, Wu JC, Tsai CH, Chen RS, Chou YH, Hattori N, Yoshino H, Mizuno Y. Clinical and genetic studies on familial parkinsonism: the first report on a Parkin gene mutation in a Taiwanese family. Mov Disord. 2001 Jan; 16(1):164-6
  • Wu JC, Lu CS, Ng SH. Limb myorhythmia in association with hypertrophy of the inferior olive: report of two cases. Changgeng Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2000 Oct; 23(10):630-5
  • Wu JC, Huang CC, Jeng LB, Chu NS. Correlation of neurological manifestations and MR images in a patient with Wilson's disease after liver transplantation. Acta Neurol Scand. 2000 Aug; 1 02(2):135-9
Honors and Awards
  • Grant: Genetic Analysis in Autosomal Recessive Juvenile Parkinsonism and Other Familial Parkinsonism (Chang-Gung Memorial hospital Research Program, Grant number: CMRP 923), 2000-2001
  • Scholarship: Molecular & Cell Biology Program, University of Maryland, 2000-2002
  • Fellowship: National Institute of Health, 2002-2003
  • Grant: Clinical trial of Biperiden (UCB Pharma. Grant number: SR UCBI 0916), 2003-2004
  • Grant: Genetic Analysis of MSA patients (National institute of Science, Taiwan, Grant Number: NSC-93-2312-B-182A-199), 2004-2005 
Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Texas Neurological Society
  • Movement disorder Society