Tong Ye, Ph.D.

DIRECTOR OF NFIL
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF BIOENGINEERING, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CELL AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE, MUSC
FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE BEACH UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM

Dr. Tong Ye earned his Ph.D. in Optics from Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He previously worked in the field of ultrafast spectroscopy and performed time-resolved spectroscopic studies on various biological chromophores during his tenures with several research institutions, including Institute of Chemistry, CAS (chlorophylls), The Hebrew University in Jerusalem (bacteriorhodopsins) and Duke University (skin and eye related pigments, with Dr. John D. Simon ). Then he started his imaging adventure with Dr. Warren S. Warren's lab once at University of Pennsylvania (Radiology) and Princeton University (Chemistry) and later at Duke University. He served as the technical director of Neuroimaging Core in the Alabama Neuroscience Blueprint Core Center (NIH funded) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2013, he started the Nano(-imaging) and Functional Imaging Laboratory with the Clemson-MUSC bioengineering program at Charleston, SC. His research interests include development of high-resolution imaging tools for clinical and biological studies and gaining new knowledge of fundamental processes in maintaining homeostasis of extra-cellular matrix.

Hongming Fan

GRADUATE STUDENT
M.S., PHYSICS, NANKAI UNIVERSITY​
B.S., PHYSICS, NANCHANG UNIVERSITY​

Zhao Zhang

GRADUATE STUDENT
M.S., OPTICAL ENGINEERING, TIANJIN UNIVERSITY​​
B.ENG., OPTOELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE(NU-TU DUAL MAJOR PROGRAM), NANKAI UNIVERSITY AND TIANJIN UNIVERSITY​

Michael Le

GRADUATE STUDENT
B.S., CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA–LINCOLN​​​

Adam Sloger

RESEARCH ASSISTANT
M.ENG., BIOENGINEERING, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

Jennifer Hsu

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER
COMPUTER SCIENCE, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

Dalton Arseneau​

BEACH UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER
BIOENGINEERING, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

Bre’Zhay Chambers​

BEACH UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER
BIOLOGY, CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY

Alumni


GRADUATE STUDENTS
Yang Li, Ph.D. 2020. Currently: Post-Doctoral Associate, Yale University.​
Xun Chen, Ph.D., 2019. Currently: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Beihang University​​
Runze Li, Ph.D., 2019. Currently: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS​​​
Yanlong Yang, Ph.D., 2017. Currently: Senior Engineer, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS​
Juanjuan Zheng, Ph.D., 2016. Currently: Associate Professor, Xidian University​
Neal Saini, M.D., 2019. Currently: Resident, MUSC​​
Steven Gannon, M.Eng., 2019. Currently: MD student, MUSC​​​
Chelsea Rose, M.Eng., 2020, Currently: Associate Engineering Project Manager Arthrex, Fl​
Charles Jones, Ph.D. student, 2019-2020. Currently: US NAVY​​
Di Wu, M. S., 2016.​
Yizhi Jia, Master Student, 2014-2015​​

VISITING SCHOLARS
Yanlong Yang, Ph.D., 2013-2014, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS​​
Wei Yan, Ph.D., 2015-2017. Assistant Professor, School of Optoelectrical Engineering, Shenzhen University​​​
Luwei Wang, Ph.D., 2016-2017. Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Optoelectrical Engineering, Shenzhen University​​​

UNDERGRADUATE INTERNS
Jay Baek, Bioengineering, Clemson University​​​​
Trent Gillenwater, Bioengineering, Clemson University, BEACH’2019​​​​​
Beckham Watkins, Biology, College of Charleston, 2017-2019​
Nicole Wyman, Bioengineering, Clemson, 2018-2019 ​​
Antonio Ayala, Bioengineering, Clemson, SURP'2016​ ​​

HIGHSCHOOL INTERNS
Maria Lutas, Academic Magnet High, 2019, enrolled in Clemson University.​ ​​
Razeen Basunia, Academic Magnet High, 2018, enrolled in Georgia Institute of Technology​ ​​
Caroline Keefer, Academic Magnet High, 2017, enrolled in University of South Carolina​​ ​​
Beckham Watkins, Academic Magnet High, 2016, enrolled in College of Charleston​​​
Chris Chaplin, Academic Magnet High, 2015, enrolled in University of South Carolina​
Naigela Moreland, Palmetto Scholars Academy, 2014, enrolled in Trident Technical College​
Cameron Maes, SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics, 2014, enrolled in the University of Washington​​