Scholarship: Self-funding or scholarships
Nationality: International Students
Application deadlines: Spring or Fall 2024
Dr Yan Yu, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University – Bloomington, USA, received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. From 2009 to 2012, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California – Berkeley, where he worked at the intersection of immunology and biophysics. From 2012 to present, he has worked at the intersection of biophysics, nanomaterials and immunity at Indiana University – Bloomington. The group’s work has been published in prestigious international journals such as PNAS, ACS Nano, Science Advances, JACS and has several international patents. Former members of the group have gone on to successful academic and industrial careers in the USA. For more information, please visit the group’s homepage: https://yu.lab.indiana.edu/.
Indiana University Bloomington, founded in 1820, is a public research university in Indiana, USA. The university joined the Association of American Universities (AAU) in 1909 and is known as a “Public Ivy”.The Department of Chemistry on the Birmingham campus is one of the top chemistry departments in the United States and is consistently ranked in the top three in analytical chemistry by US News. The campus environment is very beautiful, ranked among the top five most beautiful public university campuses in the United States, and is a vibrant, culturally rich and international place of learning excellence. The city of Birmingham has been voted “America’s Most Livable City” for many years.
- Based on immune cells, combined with nanomaterials and high-resolution fluorescence imaging and other technologies, the group focuses on (1) the role of immune cells and bacteria, (2) viruses and phospholipid cell membranes, (3) interactions between immune cells and the external microenvironment, and (4) nanoparticles and the role of bacteria. The results of the research will be used to develop new immunotherapeutic methods and new antibacterial materials.
- -PhD in chemistry, biology, biomedical sciences or related fields.
- -Experimental experience in biophysics, fluorescence imaging, nanobiological interface research is preferred.
- At least one published or accepted first or co-authored SCI article in English.
- -Passion for scientific research
Interested candidates should send a personal statement, CV and references to Dr Yan Yu: [email protected].