Zhuo to Receive Inaugural Fellowship in Biomedical Optics at MGH

Yue Zhuo, a 2016 Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, has received the inaugural Thomas F. Deutsch Fellowship in Biomedical Optics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. The one-year fellowship will start later this month.

 Yue Zhuo.
Yue Zhuo, a 2016 Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, has received the inaugural Thomas F. Deutsch Fellowship in Biomedical Optics at MGH-Harvard.

The award was announced jointly by the OSA (Optical Society) Foundation and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine (WCP) at MGH.

Zhuo seeks to develop a label-free platform to dynamically and quantitatively monitor the interactions between live cell and substrate during adhesion and migration with high resolution, high sensitivity, and long term imaging. She will work with Professor Seok-Hyun “Andy” Yun at WCP. After the fellowship, Zhuo said she would like to find a faculty position to continue her research in biomedical optics.

This multidisciplinary fellowship fosters interactions between researchers from diverse fields of science and medicine. Zhuo will perform the majority of her research at the Wellman Center.

Zhuo received her Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Illinois in 2015.

“I will forever be grateful for the research opportunity and the knowledge and skills that I have gained working at the Beckman Institute,” said Zhuo.

Editor’s Note: The Beckman Institute published an article in June about Zhuo’s research,

“Researchers Develop Microscopy Technique to Analyze Cellular Focal Adhesion Dynamics.”