Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


Yan Fu, Ph.D.

Yan Fu
Research Fellow

BG 13 RM 3E33 13 South Dr Bethesda MD 20814



Yan received her bachelor and master degrees from the Chemistry Department of Tsinghua University in China in 2000 and 2003, respectively. In 2004, she began work in the laboratory of Dr. Ji-Xin Cheng in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Purdue University. Her research focused on using nonlinear optical imaging techniques, in particular coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy to characterize myelin and study the mechanism of myelin damage. She joined the Section on Biophotonics in 2010 works on developing photoactivatable fluorescent proteins, PALM studies of intracellular membrane components, and development of TIRF microscopy techniques.