Mission

We pursue research and education in integrating engineering and computation strategies and technologies into biological studies to understand the mechanisms of basic cellular processes. We focus specifically on combining imaging with computation to quantitatively characterize and understand spatial-temporal cell dynamics.

Research Overview


Currently research is pursued within the follow areas:

  • Experimental and computational analysis of axonal cargo transport as a model of intracellular trafficking
  • Imaging-based mapping and analysis of spatial-temporal dynamics of cell signaling and the cytoskeleton
  • Molecular cell mechanics of the cytoskeleton
  • Advanced experimental and computational fluorescence imaging

Lab News


  • July 2013: Qinle Ba will join the Yang research group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome!
  • May 2013: Stacey has graduated! She will be a bioengineering Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley! Congratulations!
  • May 2013: Breanna received a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Congratulations!
  • May 2013: Breanna received the Judith Resnik Award from CMU, one of the highest honors for a undergraduate student. Congratulations!
  • May 2013: Breanna has graduated! She will be a biological engineering Ph.D. student at MIT! Congratulations!
  • May 2013: Minhua graduated as the first Ph.D. student from the lab! She will work as a research scientist at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Foundation in La Jolla, CA. Congratulations!
  • Janaury 2013: Ge will chair a special session at the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging on computational representation of spatiotemporal cell dynamics.
  • December 2012: Minhua has accepted a research scientist position with the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation. Congratulations!
  • December 2012: Minhua was awarded the Liang Jidian Fellowship by the Carnegie Institute of Technology. Congratulations!
  • June 2012: Ge received an NSF Faculty Early Career Award.
  • August 2011: Hao-Chih Lee and Kuan-Chieh Chen joined the Yang research group as Ph.D. students. Welcome!
  • January 2011: Ge gave an invited talk at the Carnegie Institute of Washington Department of Embryology.
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