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Yimei Lu

Graduate Master Student

Current Position:
PH.D. Study at National University of Singapore

E-mail: luyimei.2006@gmail.com

2010.09-2013.06: M.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials, Soochow University (Supervisor: Prof. Yao He)
2006.09-2010.06: B.S. Food Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China

Research Interestú║

>Biological imaging using fluorescent nanoparticles:
1. Immunofluorescent labeling of cellular targets using quantum dots.
2. In vivo imaging and tumor targeting using quantum dots.

>Biological effects of nanoparticles:
1. The cytotoxicity of serial kinds of water-dispersed quantum dots directly synthesized in aqueous phase.
2. The biodistribution of quantum dots in mice.


1. Yimei Lu, Yiling Zhong, Jie Wang, Yuanyuan Su, Fei Peng, Yanfeng Zhou, Xiangxu Jiang, Yao He*. Aqueous synthesized near-infrared-emitting quantum dots for RGD-based in vivo active tumour targeting. Nanotechnology In press DOI: NANO/457665/PAP/299591 (IF:3.979)

2. Yimei Lu, Yuanyuan Su*, Yanfeng Zhou, Jie Wang, Fei Peng, Yiling Zhong, Yao He*. In vivo behavior of near infrared-emitting quantum dots. Biomaterials In press DOI: jbmt23574 (IF:7.404)

3. Fei Peng, Yuanyuan Su, Xinpan Wei, Yimei Lu, Yanfeng Zhou, Yiling Zhong, Shuit-Tong Lee*, Yao He*. Silicon-nanowire-based nanocarriers with ultrahigh drug-loading capacity for in vitro and in vivo cancer therapy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 1-6. (IF: 13.455)

4. Yao He*, Yiling Zhong, Yuanyuan Su, Yimei Lu, Ziyun Jiang, Fei Peng, Tingting Xu, Shao Su, Qing Huang, Chunhai Fan*, Shuit-Tong Lee*. Water-dispersed near-infrared-emitting quantum dots of ultrasmall sizes for in vitro and in vivo imaging. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 5695-5698. (IF: 12.73)

5. Yao He*, Yiling Zhong, Fei Peng, Xinpan Wei, Yuanyuan Su, Yimei Lu, Shao Su, Wei Gu, Liangsheng Liao, Shuit-Tong Lee *. One-pot microwave synthesis of water-dispersible, ultraphoto- and pH-stable, and highly fluorescent silicon quantum dots. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 14192-14195. (IF: 9.019)

6. Yuanyuan Su, Xinpan Wei, Fei Peng, Yiling Zhong, Yimei Lu, Shao Su, Tingting Xu, Shuit-Tong Lee*, Yao He*. Gold nanoparticles-decorated silicon nanowires as highly efficient near-infrared hyperthermia agents for cancer cells destruction. Nano Lett. 2012, 12 (4), 1845ĘC1850. (IF:13.198)

7. Yuanyuan Su, Fei Peng, Ziyun Jiang, Yiling Zhong, Yimei Lu, Xiangxu Jiang, Qing Huang, Chunhai Fan, Shuit-Tong Lee*, Yao He*. In vivo distribution, pharmacokinetics, and toxicity of aqueous synthesized cadmium-containing quantum dots. Biomaterials 2011, 32, 5855-5863. (IF:7.883)

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