We are working on multidisciplinary reserach projects. The lab is currently focusing on the following research topics: 1) Biomedical Imaging and Quantitative Image Analysis; 2) Mechanism of spatiotemporal regulation of vesicle trafficking in living cells and how that is perturbed in diseases (e.g. diabetes, cancer, etc.); 3) Combination of optogenetics and microscopy to control and imaging cellular molecular dynamics. 

We have openings for new postdocs and graduate students. Inquiries about these should be emailed to Dr. Yingke Xu (  


 Yingke Xu, Ph.D.

Work Address: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China 310027; Tel (O): +86-571-87951091; Fax: +86-571-87951091; Email:


  1999-2003         B.S., Zhejiang University  

  2003-2008         Ph.D., Zhejiang University

  2008-2012         Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University

Positions and Employment  
2005-2008    Research Assistant, Zhejiang University
2008-2012    Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. Cell Biology, Yale University
2012-present    Associate Professor, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University
2014 summer    Visiting Associate Professor, Dept. Cell Biology, Yale University
2015-present    Visiting Associate Professor, SIAIS, ShanghaiTech University (Dr. James Rothman’s lab)
2016-present   Visiting Associate Professor, Dept. Cell Biology, Yale University 

  Honors and Awards

  2008    Excellent Graduate of Zhejiang University

  2011    The American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting Travel Award

  2012    Best Poster Award (The 3rd International Symposium on Membrane Biology) 


The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
The Biophysical Society of China (BSC)
Chinese Society for Cell Biology (CSCB) 
Research work

biophysics; bioimaging and image analysis; membrane traffic; optogenetics; cell biology