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

 

  • 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!
  • July 2017: Congratulations to our group's first PhD, Dr. Yuan Gao!
  • February 2017: Lucy receives the President Diversity Dissertation Fellowship. Congratulations, Lucy!
  • February 2017: Dr. Yu has been selected as a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow!
  • February 2017: Kwahun's paper has been accepted to J. Mater. Chem. B. Congratulations, Kwahun!
 

Join Us

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

  • We are hiring one postdoctoral associate with expertise on immunology and cell signaling (see details here). If interested, please email your CV including list of publications and references to Dr. Yan Yu (yy33@indiana.edu).