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Ronnie Wu
Ronnie Wu
Visiting Assistant Professor|Chemistry
Ronnie Wu
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Office Location
MAC 424
Office Hours
  • M: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Tu: 11:30 - 1 pm
  • W: 10:30 -11:30 am
  • Th: 3-4 pm

I earned my B.S. and M.S. from Murray State University and recently got my Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. During my graduate-level research training at Murray State University (MSU), I spent 2 years investigating a thiolene-based ionic liquid for CO2 absorption and permeation, mentored by Dr. Robert D. Johnson. After I graduated from MSU, I started my academic career in the University of Kentucky (UK) Chemistry Department and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, my research focus is developing therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and medical devices to detect Traumatic Brain Injury in the early stage, mentored by Dr. Mark A. Lovell.

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry - University of Kentucky (2023)
  • M.S. in Chemistry - Murray State University (2017)
  • B.S. in Chemistry - Murray State University (2015)
Publications & Works
  • Presentations:
    Y. Wu; M. Hardison; L, Trent, Revisiting the PH Meter: An Alternative Approach to Measuring Solution PH Using Redox-Active Nanoparticle Film on Electrodes. Presented at Area Collegiate Chemistry Meeting, Murray, Kentucky, April 2015, Murray State University.

    Y. Wu; M. Smoot; K. Kaiser; R. Hosey; M. Lovell, Validation of a Point of Care Diagnostic for Mild Concussive Brain Injury in Athletes. Presented at Markesbery Symposium, Lexington, Kentucky, Nov 2019, University of Kentucky.

    M. Fitzgerald; K. Roberts; M. Lovell; Y. Wu; C. Conley; K. Kaiser; R. Hosey; M. Smoot, Validation of A Point of Care Diagnostic For Sport-Related Concussion. Presented at American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Meeting, April 2021.

    Y.Wu, A Quartz Crystal Microbalance Study of Thiol:ene Poly(ionic liquid) Polymerization and Gas Absorption. Murray, Kentucky, June 2017, Murray State University. (

    Y. Wu; Erin L. Abner; Milton K. Smoot; Robert Hosey; Kimberly Kaiser; Caitlin Conley; Mark A. Lovell,
    Feasibility of a Novel Point of Care Diagnostic Device for Sports-Related Concussion, CJSM.

    Mark A, Lovell, Ph.D.; Melissa Ann Bradley-Whitman, Ph.D.; Y. Wu, M.S.; Linda Papa, MD, MSc, Use of a Lateral Flow Device for Detection of Ubiquitinated VILIP-1 as a Biomarker of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, J. Neurotrauma (reviewing)

    Y.Wu, Investigating Visini-Like Protein 1 and Ubiquitinated Visinin-like Protein 1 As Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Biomarker, Lexington, Kentucky, University of Kentucky.