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Indiana University Bloomington

Yan YuYan Yu

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Office: Chemistry A608

Phone: 812/ 855-0593

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B.S. 2004 Peking University, P.R. China
Ph.D. 2009 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012 University of California - Berkeley


Biomaterials for quantitative study and control of immune cells; molecular interaction in biomembranes both in vitro and in vivo.

Representative Publications

Chen, B.; Jia, Y.; Gao, Y.; Sanchez, L.; Anthony, S. M.; Yu, Y.* Janus particles as artificial antigen-presenting cells for T cell activation. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6, 18435-9.

Caculitan, N. G.; Kai, H.; Liu, E. Y.; Fay, N.; Yu, Y.; Lohmuller, T.; O'Donoghue, G. P.; Groves, J. T. Size-based chromatography of signaling clusters in a living cell membrane. Nano Lett. 2014, 14, 2293-98.

  • Highlight: Nat. Chem. Biol. 2014, 10, 408.

Sizovs, A.; Song, X.; Waxham, M. N.; Jia, Y.; Feng, F.; Chen, J.; Wicker, A. C.; Yu, Y.; Wang, J.* Precisely Tunable Engineering of Sub-30 nm Monodisperse Oligonucleotide Nanoparticles. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 234-240.

Gao, Y. and Yu, Y.* How Half-Coated Janus Particles Enter Cells. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 19091-4. 

Yu, Y.;* Smoligovets, A. A.; Groves, J. T.* Modulation of T cell signaling by the actin cytoskeleton. J. Cell Sci. 2013, 126, 1049-58.