Vu Nanobiotechnology and Cell Molecular Imaging Laboratory



Robertson Collaborative Life Sciences Bldg
2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Portland, OR 97201

About Us

The Vu Lab is a part of the Oregon Health & Science University Department of Biomedical Engineering, Knight Cancer Center and the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine. We develop imaging nanotechnologies in order to study and diagnose aberrant cellular signaling in disease at the level of single molecules in single cells. These new technologies allow us to detect the amount and sub-cellular location of key cellular signaling proteins with cutting-edge of sensitivity and spatial resolution. Using such new technological capabilities, we seek to understand how cell function emerges from the spatiotemporal interactions of a groups of single proteins. A primary effort is to work with clinicians and industrial partners to translate our technologies into concrete molecular-based personalized diagnostics in the area of cancer and neurological disorders.


Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
Personalized Drug Screening Technology
Cancer and Neuronal Cell Signaling Dynamics


Tania Vu

Tania Vu, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Phone: 503 418-9313
Faculty Profile: Tania Vu Biomedical Engineering Faculty page
Vu Laboratory website:

OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine
Knight Cancer Institute
Neuroscience Graduate Program