WelWelcome to the Wei Research Group! 

We are a team of passionate researchers with interdisciplinary backgrounds of optical microscopy, physical chemistry and chemical biology! We develop next-generation optical imaging techniques based on nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy to visualize dynamical biological processes with better spatial, temporal and molecular precision.

Latest News

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2021.08.12
We survived our first kayaking trip to the LA river!

2021.08.10
Lu is selected as a Scialog fellow for Advancing BioImaging and is awarded a collaboration award!

2021.07.07
Congratulations to Xiaotian for passing candidacy!

2021.06.29
Li-En's Analyst paper has been selected as the cover story!

2021.06.24 
Check out C&EN highlighting our VISTA work!

2021.06.14 
We welcome Emily Dunn and Amy Vo to the group as summer research undergrads with us! Emily is an Amgen fellow and Amy is a named SURF fellow, John Stauffer SURF Fellow.

2021.06.04
Congratulations to Li-En for passing candidacy! Woo-hoo! 

2021.05.07
Congratulations to Chenxi, Kun, Li-En, and other co-authors for their accepted manuscript in Nature Communications! A new strategy for performing label-free imaging to within 100 nm resolution!

2021.04.07
Congratulations to Li-En, Kun, and Chenxi for their accepted manuscript in Analyst (link)!​ 

2021.04.01 
Wei lab receives the Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation grant! Thanks for the support! 

2021.03.19
Our recently accepted JCP paper was selected as a "Featured article". Congrats to Kwan, Chenxi, Haomin, and other co-authors! 

2020.10.08
One postdoc position available in the Wei group! Check here

2020.10.06
Lu receives the NIH Director's New Innovator Award. Congratulations Lu!

2020.09.29
We are pleased to welcome Haomin to the lab!

2020.09.25
Check out Caltech News highlighting Jiajun's recent work!

2020.09.09
Congratulations to Kwan, Jiajun, and other co-authors for their accepted manuscript in Analytical Chemistry!​

2020.08.14
Congratulations to Jiajun, Yapeng, and other co-authors for their accepted manuscript in Nature Communications!​

2020.03.03
Congratulations to Kun for his accepted manuscript in ACS Central Science!

2019.12.01
We are pleased to welcome first-year Chemistry graduate students Li-En and Xiaotian to the lab!
 
2019.11.07
Lu is awarded the Amgen’s Early Innovator Award! Thank you Amgen for supporting us!

2019.10.22
Congratulations to Dongkwan Lee for passing his candidacy exam! Our third Ph.D. candidate from the group!

2019.10.08
We are pleased to welcome undergraduate CS major Rona to the lab!

2019.07.12
We are pleased to welcome visiting undergraduate student Jia to the lab!

2019.06.19
Congratulations to Jiajun Du for passing his candidacy exam! Officially a Ph.D. candidate!

2019.06.11
Congratulations to Kun Miao for passing his candidacy exam! Officially a Ph.D. candidate!

2019.02.11
Congratulations to Dr. Chenxi Qian for being awarded the prestigious NSERC Postdoc Scholarships!

2018.10.20
Lu has been selected by the Research Corporation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as a 2018 Scialog Fellow on Chemical Machinery of the Cell. Three days of very exciting discussion in Tucson!

2018.09.05
Lu is awarded the Blavatnik regional awards for young scientists!