Dr Yan Yan is an ARC DECRA research fellow at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Melbourne. She received her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Peking University in 2008. Her PhD study focused on signaling and trafficking of G-protein coupled receptors. During her PhD, she pursued a two and a half-year visiting study at the Neuropeptide Group led by Prof. Geoff Tregear in the Howard Florey Institute at the University of Melbourne. After completion of her PhD, Dr Yan has joined the Nanostructured Interfaces and Materials Science group (NIMS) led by Prof. Frank Caruso at the University of Melbourne. Currently, her research focuses on understanding cellular dynamics of nanoengineered materials.