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Education

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2002

B.S., Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1996

  • Major : Chemistry
  • Minor : Computer Science


Positions

2006-present: Assistant Professor

  • University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling & Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology

2002-2005: Postdoc Researcher

  • Harvard University, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
  • Supervisor : Prof. Sunney X. Xie


Awards

  • Merck Genome-related Research Award (2004)


Publications

Peer-reviewed journal papers

J. Yu*, J. Xiao*, X. Ren K.Q. Lao and X. Sunney Xie
Probing gene expression in live single Escherichia coli cells - one molecule at a time
Science 311, 1600-1603 (2006)

W. Min, L. Jiang, J. Yu, S.C. Kou, H. Qian and X. Sunney Xie
Nonequilibrium Steady State of a Nanometric Biochemical System: Determining the Thermodynamic Driving Force from Single Enzyme Turnover Time Traces
Nanoletters 5, 2373-2378 (2005)

J. Yu, R. Lammi, A.J. Gesquiere, P.F. Barbara
Singlet-Triplet and Triplet-Triplet Interactions in Conjugated Polymer Single Molecules
J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 10025-10034 (2005)

A.J. Gesquiere, Y.J. Lee, J. Yu, P.F. Barbara
Single Molecule Modulation Spectroscopy of Conjugated Polymers
J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 12366-12371 (2005)

J. Yu, N.W. Song, J.D. McNeill and P.F. Barbara
Efficient Exciton Quenching by Hole Polarons in the Conjugated Polymer MEH-PPV
Israel Journal of Chemistry 44, 127-132 (2004)

S. Park, A. Gresquiere, J. Yu and P.F. Barbara
Charge injection and photo-oxidation of single conjugated polymers molecule
J. Am. Chem. Soc 126, 4111-7 (2004)

D. Hu, J. Yu, G. Padmanaban, S. Ramakrishanan and P.F. Barbara
Spatial Confinement of Exciton Transfer and the Role of Conformational Order in Organic Nanoparticles
Nanoletters 2, 1121-1124 (2002)

J. Yu, D. Hu and P. F. Barbara
Unmasking Electronic Energy Transfer of Conjugated Polymers by Suppression of O2 Quenching
Science 289, 1327 (2000)

D. Hu, J. Yu, K. Wong, B. Bagchi, P. J. Rossky and P. F. Barbara
Collapse of stiff conjugated polymers with chemical defects into ordered, cylindrical conformations
Nature 405, 1030-1033 (2000)

D. Hu, J. Yu and P. F. Barbara
Single-Molecule Spectroscopy of the Conjugated Polymer MEH-PPV
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 121, 6936-6937 (2000)

W. T. Yip, D. Hu, J. Yu, D. A. Vanden Bout and P. F. Barbara
Classifying the photophysical dynamics of single- and multiple-chromophoric molecules by single molecule spectroscopy
J. Phys. Chem. A 102, 7564-7575 (1998)


Reviews and book chapters

X. Sunney Xie, Ji Yu and Wei Yuan Yang
Living Cells as Test Tubes
Science, 312, 228-230 (2006)

Ji Yu, Dehong Hu and P.F. Barbara
Single Molecule Spectroscopy of Conjugated Polymers
Nobel Conference Lectures, R. Rigler, M. Orrit, and T. Basche (eds.), Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, p. 144-160
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