Jianghong Rao Lab In the Departments of Radiology and Chemistry

Deju Ye, Ph.D.

Deju Ye, Ph.D.

Deju is developing probes for multimodality imaging of enzyme activity in living cells and in live animals.


Sep 2009–Present:
Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Imaging, Stanford University.
Research Advisor: Prof. Jianghong Rao

Sep 2004–Jul 2009:
Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Meteria Medica, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS).
Supervisors: Prof. Hong Liu and Prof. Hualiang Jiang

Sep 2000–Jul 2004:
B.S. in Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical
Engineering, Nanjing University.


    1. Deju Ye, Gaolin Liang, Man Lung Ma, and Jianghong Rao. Controlling Intracellular Macrocyclization for the Imaging of Protease Activity. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 2275–2279.

    2. Gaolin Liang, John Ronald, Yuanxin Chen, Deju Ye, Prachi Pandit, Man Lung Ma, Brian Rutt, and Jianghong Rao. Controlled Self-Assembling of Gadolinium Nanoparticles as Smart Molecular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 6283–6286.

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