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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

Gao, Y. and Yu, Y. How Half-Coated Janus Particles Enter Cells. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 19091-19094.

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. 2013, in press.

Yu, Y.*; Smoligovets, A. A.; Groves, J. T.* Modulation of T cell signaling by the actin cytoskeleton. J. Cell Sci. 2013, 126, 1049-1058.

Yu, Y.; Fay, N. C.; Smoligovets, A. A.; Wu, H.; Groves, J. T. Myosin IIA modulates T cell receptor transport and CasL phosphorylation during early immunological synapse formation. PLoS ONE 2012,7, e30704.

Yu, Y.; Anthony, S. M.; Bae, S. C.; Granick, S. How liposomes diffuse in a concentrated liposome suspension. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2011, 115, 2748-53.

Yu, Y.; Vroman, J. A.; Bae, S. C.; Granick, S. Vesicle budding induced by pore-forming peptide. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 195-201. Highlight: Nature, 2010, 463, 439-40.

Yu, Y.; Granick, S. Pearling of lipid vesicles induced by nanoparticles. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 14158-59

Yu, Y.; Anthony, S. M.; Bae, S. C.; Luijten, E.; Granick, S. Biomolecular science of liposome-nanoparticle constructs. Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 2008, 507, 18-25.

Campbell, A. S.; Yu, Y.; Granick, S.; Gewirth, A. A. PCB association with model phospholipid bilayers. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42, 7496-501.

Yu, Y.; Anthony, S. M.; Bae, S. C.; Granick, S. Cationic nanoparticles stabilize zwitterionic liposomes better than anionic ones. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2007, 111, 8233-36.

Zhang, L.; Hong, L.; Yu, Y.; Bae, S. C.; Granick, S. Nanoparticle-assisted surface immobilization of phospholipid liposomes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 9026-27.