Cellular Imaging and Biophysics Faculty

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Xiaolei Su, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Dr. Xiaolei Su obtained his Ph.D. at Harvard University. He worked on the regulation of microtubule dynamics by molecular motors under the mentorship of David Pellman. Then he joined Ron Vale's Lab at UCSF as a postdoc fellow. His work led to the discovery that phase separation of membrane-bound proteins can promote T cell activation. As an assistant professor at Yale, Dr. Su is interested in exploring membrane remodeling and membrane-proximal signal transduction during immune responses. The...

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Derek K. Toomre, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Director of the YALE 'CINEMA' Laboratory (Cellular Imaging using New Microscopy Approaches)

Research Interests

Biology; Biophysics; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Nanotechnology; Optics and Photonics

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Yongli Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor in Cell Biology

Research Interests

Chromatin Assembly and Disassembly; Exocytosis; Membrane Fusion; Munc18 Proteins; Optical Tweezers; Protein Folding; SNARE Proteins; Synaptic Transmission; Synaptotagmins

Ph.D. Yale University, 2003

Research interest: Single-molecule biophysics and biochemistry

M.S. Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 1997

Research interest: Theoretical biophysics

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