Gilbert Chu

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Gilbert Chu
Nationality American
Fields Biochemistry
Institutions Stanford University
Alma mater Princeton University, M.I.T., Harvard Medical School

Gilbert Chu (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhū Zhùwén) is an American biochemist. He is a Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and Biochemistry at the Stanford Medical School.

He graduated from Garden City High School in New York in 1963. He received a B.A. in Physics from Princeton University in 1967, a Ph.D. in Physics from M.I.T. in 1973, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1980. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1987. His research has investigated how cells react to DNA damage from radiation. He has also developed electroporation techniques, a method for pulsed-field electrophoresis, and methods for analyzing microarray data [1]. He received the Clinical Scientist Award for Translational Research from Burroughs-Wellcome Fund (Wellcome Trust), and the Rita Allen Award from the Rita Allen Foundation [2].

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His younger brother Steven Chu is a Nobel laureate and the twelfth United States Secretary of Energy in the Obama Administration.[1] His other younger brother is the attorney Morgan Chu.


Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA Apr 24, 2001; 98: 5116-5121. Times Cited: 2902

  • Chu G, Hayakawa H, Berg P "Electroporation For The Efficient Transfection Of Mammalian-Cells With DNA" Nucleic Acids Research 15 (3): 1311-1326 Feb 11 1987 Times Cited: 697
  • Chu G, "Cellular-Responses To Cisplatin - The Roles Of Dna-Binding Proteins And Dna-Repair" Journal Of Biological Chemistry 269 (2): 787-790 Jan 14 1994 Times Cited: 393
  • Chu G "Double Strand Break Repair" Journal Of Biological Chemistry 272 (39): 24097-24100 Sep 26 1997 Times Cited: 155
  • Tang Jy, Hwang Bj, Ford Jm, et al. "Xeroderma Pigmentosum P48 Gene Enhances Global Genomic Repair And Suppresses Uv-Induced Mutagenesis" Molecular Cell 5 (4): 737-744 Apr 2000 Times Cited: 137
  • Rathmell Wk, Chu G, "A Dna End-Binding Factor Involved In Double-Strand Break Repair And V(D)J Recombination " Molecular And Cellular Biology 14 (7): 4741-4748 Jul 1994 Times Cited: 135
  • Errami A, Smider V, Rathmell WK, et al., "Ku86 defines the genetic defect and restores X-ray resistance and V(D)J recombination to complementation group 5 hamster cell mutants" Molecular And Cellular Biology 16 (4): 1519-1526 Apr 1996 Times Cited: 112

A complete listing of publications can be found here.


  1. ^ Bert Eljera, The Ultimate Physics Club, AsianWeek, Oct. 23-29, 1997. Accessed Jan. 29, 2007.

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