Tania Vu

Phone: 503 418-9313
Fax: 503 418-9311
Alt Phone: 503 418-9345
Web page: Vu Nanobiotechnology and Cell Imaging Research Group
Vu Laboratory website: http://www.vulaboratory.net/

Current Appointment
Associate Professor

Center for Health and Healing
Mail code: CH13B
3303 SW Bond Avenue, Rm #13041
Portland, OR 97239

B.S. Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D. Vision Science (Neuroscience) University of California, Berkeley

Research Areas
Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine

Selected Publications

  • Scholl B, Liu HY, Long BR, McCarty OJ, O'Hare T, Druker BJ, Vu TQ. Single Particle quantum dot imaging achieves ultrasensitive detection capabilities for Western immunoblot analysis. ACS Nano, 3(6): 1318-28, 2009.
  • Altick AL, Baryshnikova LM, Vu, TQ, von Bartheld CS. Quantitative Analysis of Multivesicular Bodies (MVBs) in the Hypoglossal Nerve: Evidence that Neurotrophic Factors do not use MVBs for Retrograde Axonal Transport. J Comp Neurology, 514(6):641-57, 2009.
  • Vu TQ and Liu HY. Quantum Dot Hybrid Gel Blotting: A Technique for Identification of Quantum Dot-Protein/Protein-Protein Interactions. In: Nanoscale Molecular-Interaction Technologies in Manipulation of Biomolecules. Eds. Lee, JW and Foote, RS. Methods in Molecular Biology, 544:381-91, 2009.
  • Sundara Rajan S, Liu HY, and Vu TQ. Ligand-Bound Quantum Dots for Studying the Molecular Scale Dynamics of Receptor Endocytic Trafficking in Live Cells. ACS Nano, 2(6), 1153-1166, 2008.
  • Liu HY and Vu TQ. Identification of Quantum Dot Bioconjugates and Cellular Protein Co-localization by Hybrid Gel BLotting. Nano Letters, 7(4):1044-9, 2007
  • Vu TQ, Maddipati R, Blute TA, Nehilla BJ, Nusblat L, and Desai TA. Peptide-Conjugated Quantum Dots Activate Neuronal Receptors and Initiate Downstream Signaling of Neurite Growth, Nano Letters 5(4): 603-607, 2005.