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We develop and apply imaging nanotechnologies to study cellular signaling in health and disease.








Our basic research thrust 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.



Dr. Tania Vu

Phone:  503-418-9313


Oregon Health & Science University

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Mail code: CL4-V;  Lab: CLSB-4N097

2730 S.W. Moody Avenue,

Portland, OR 97201


Current Appointment

Associate Professor


Faculty member, Center for Spatial Systems Biology

Research member, Knight Cancer Institute

Faculty member, Neuroscience Graduate Program

Leadership Team, Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies- Institute  (ONAMI) 








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The Vu Lab at Oregon Health & Science University. Copyright © 2016-2017

Nanobiotechnology and Cell Molecular

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· Collaborative research article published Hepatocytic expression …..  enables hepatitis B virus infection of macaques (Nature Communications. Dec-2017)

· New research article published   Mapping cancer signaling networks by an integrated multiplexed tissue imaging platform. Technology 4, 174 (Sep-2016)

· New research article published   Multiplexed imaging reveals heterogeneity of PI3K/MAPK network signaling… (Breast Can Res Treat, Aug-2016)

· New article published in Nature Scientific Reports   Ultrasensitive proteomic quantitation …… by digitized nanoparticle-protein counting (Jun-2016)

· New article published :  Quantum dots for quantitative imaging… (Tissue Res. 2015-Jan)

· Research article published in Plos One  Heterogeneous intracellular trafficking dynamics of BDNF complexes ... (April-2014)

· Vu lab work on QD nanoparticle research featured in FOX news channel (May-8-2013)

· New article on trafficking single QD nanoparticle published  in Methods in Molecular  biology.