- B.S. in Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2004
- Ph.D. in Physics, University of Notre Dame, 2009
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 2009-2012
- Assistant Professor (2012-now), Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Biophysics and quantitative biology:
- Bacterial motility in complex fluids
- Dynamics and interactions in multicellular systems (bacterial swarms, biofilms, human microbiome)
- Microbial evolution
Selected Recent Publications:
- Wu Y, Jiang Y, Kaiser D, Alber M, "Social interactions in myxobacterial swarming", PLoS Comput Biol 3(12): e253 (2007).
- Wu Y, Kaiser D, Jiang Y, Alber M, "Periodic reversal of direction allows myxobacteria to swarm", Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106(4): 1222–1227 (2009).
- Wu Y, Hosu BG, Berg HC, "Microbubbles reveal chiral fluid flows in bacterial swarms", Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 108(10): 4147-51 (2011).
- Wu Y, Jiang Y, Kaiser D, Alber M, "Self-organization in bacterial swarming: Lessons from Myxobacteria", Physical Biology 8: 055003 (2011).
- Wu Y, Berg HC, "Water reservoir maintained by cell growth fuels the spreading of a bacterial swarm", Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109(11):4128-33 (2012).
We are looking for highly motivated candidates at all levels (postdoctoral fellow, PhD/MPhil, undergraduate) to join the lab and pursue the physical principles of living systems. Interested candidates with either experimental or theoretical background are welcome to apply. Inquiries should be made to WU Yilin < ylwu 'AT' phy.cuhk.edu.hk >