Nanomaterials for Interrogating Cellular Functions

Our research aims to translate the understanding of nano-bio interactions into the development of new therapeutic materials. We design novel nanomaterials to image, manipulate, and understand important cell functions, from immune stimulation to endocytosis. [Read more…]

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(Left) Immune cells engulf Janus particles; (Middle) Single-molecule imaging of T cell receptors (red) and actin (green) in the immunological synapse; (Right) A bifunctional Janus particle activates a T cell

 

Group Highlights

 

  • February 2016: Dr. Yu has been selected as a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow!
  • February 2016: Kwahun's paper has been accepted to J. Mater. Chem. B. Congratulations, Kwahun!
  • December 2016: Lucy receives travel award from the Biophysical Society Meeting! She will present her work at the meeting in Feb!
  • November 2016: Lucy's paper on PEGylated Janus particles is accepted by Nanoscale!
  • October 2016: Our work on lipid membrane-assisted Janus particle condensation, in collaboration with Prof. Angelo Cacciuto's group, is accepted by Soft Matter!
  • September 2016: Welcome to 1st year graduate students Mike Kappler and Abhinaba Ray, and undergradute student Hailey Meyer to join our group.
  • July 2016: Lucy receives the Robert & Marjorie Mann Fellowship from the Department of Chemistry!
 

Join Us

  • We have openings for highly motivated graduate and undergraduate students. Please send your inquiry to Dr. Yan Yu.

  • Postdoc opening: We have 1 postdoc opening for working on the Janus particle-cell interactions. If interested, please email your CV including list of publications and references to Dr. Yan Yu (yy33@indiana.edu).