Graduate Studies Faculty
Tania Q. Vu, Ph.D.
Programs:Neuroscience Graduate Program
Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences
Research Interests:neuron imaging quantum dot probes growth factor-receptor traficking » Click here for more about Dr. Vu's research » PubMed Listing
Preceptor RotationsDr. Vu has not indicated availability for preceptor rotations at this time.
Faculty MentorshipDr. Vu has not indicated availability as a mentor at this time.
Summary of Current Research
Our basic researchthrust is to develop molecular-scale quantitative imaging tools to understand the spatiotemporal dynamics of cellular signaling in the nervous system. Our applied research thrust is to develop new technologies to identify and assess drug effectiveness in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
Example projects include:
High resolution imaging of spatiotemporal dynamics of BDNF receptor signaling in primary neurons
Tracking receptor signaling on the plasma membrane surface and in the cytoplasm of neurons
Mapping the downstream signaling activation in relation to growth factor endosomal trafficking