Prof. Ye

Deju Ye, Ph. D

Professor, School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University

2019-Present: P.I. ChemBIC, Nanjing University

2015-Present: Professor, Nanjing University

2014-2015, Associate Professor, Nanjing University

2009-2014, Postdoc, School of Medicine, Stanford University

2004-2009: Ph.D., Shanghai Institute of Meteria Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

2000-2004: BS, School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University


Brief biography

Dr. Ye received B. S. in Chemistry from Nanjing University in 2004. Received Ph.D. in Drug Design and Medicinal Chemistry with Prof. Hualiang Jiang and Prof. Hong Liu from SIMM (CAS) in 2009, with dissertation of “Drug Design, Synthesis and Pharmacological Research of Privileged Structures”. Post-doctoral training in Prof. Jianghong Rao lab in Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford University (MIPS) from 2009 to 2014, where he developed multimodality molecular imaging probes for non-invasive detection of protease activity in vivo . 

He moved back to China and joined in Nanjing University as an associated professor in Oct 2014, and then promoted to full professor in Jun 2015. Research interests focus on the development of activatable multimodality molecular imaging probes for non-invasive detection of biomolecules both in cells and in living animals. Published more than 70 SCI papers, including Nat. Chem., Nat. Commun., JACS., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Chem. Soc. Rev., and Anal. Chem. Applied 7 patents. His work has been highlighted as ACS Editor Choice, highlighted lecture, highly cited paper, and so on. He has won honors and awards including IAAM Scientist Medal (2016), Young investigator travel award (2013) and Excellent graduate student of CAS (2009).


  • Nano-Analytical Chemistry 《纳米分析化学》,for graduate students

  • Chemical Biology 《化学生物学导论》with Prof. Huang Wang, for both graduate and undergraduate students

  • Instrumental Analysis Experiment 《仪器分析实验》, for undergraduate students and Ph.D. student

  • 《化学生物学综合实验》, for undergraduate students

Address: Rm D307, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,

Nanjing University,163 Xianlin Rd, Nanjing, P. R. China

Phone: 86-25-89681905

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