Exploiting Nanomaterials for Interrogating Cellular Functions

We employ nanotechnology to understand and engineer cell functions. We design novel nanomaterials, use them to elucidate interactions at the nano-bio interface, and then translate the fundamental knowledge into developing new therapeutic materials. [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

 

  • April 2019: Yanqi and Wenqian receive deparment awards!
  • April 2019: Dr. Yu is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure!
  • December 2018: Lucy successfully defended her thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Sanchez!
  • October 2018: Yanqi's paper has been accepted to ACS Nano!
  • July 2018: Kwahun successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations to our group's second PhD Dr. Lee!
  • May 2018: Welcome to Sophie Yount for REU summer research in our lab!
  • May 2018: Gao's paper on tracking intracellular cargo rotation has been accepted to Biophysical Journal!
  • April 2018: Kwahun's paper has been accepted to ACS Nano!
 

Join Us

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

  • We are recruiting two postdocs with expertise on cell biophysics, cell signaling, and immunology/microbiology (see details here). If interested, please email your CV including list of publications and references to Dr. Yan Yu (yy33@indiana.edu).