Hu Cang

Assistant Professor

Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center

Hu Cang
Salk Institute for Biological Studies - News


Super-resolution microscopy reveals unprecedented detail of immune cells’ surface

LA JOLLA—When the body is fighting an invading pathogen, white blood cells—including T cells—must respond. Now, Salk Institute researchers have imaged how vital receptors on the surface of T cells …

Third Salk biophotonics researcher wins distinguished NIH New Innovator Award

LA JOLLA–Scientists at the Salk Institute have scored a rare hat trick with a third assistant professor from the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center being named a recipient of the prestigious …

Salk scientists add new bond to protein engineering toolbox

LA JOLLA, CA—Proteins are the workhorses of cells, adopting conformations that allow them to set off chemical reactions, send signals and transport materials. But when a scientist is designing a …

Salk scientists use Amazon Cloud to view molecular machinery in remarkable detail

LA JOLLA, CA—In this week’s Nature Methods, Salk researchers share a how-to secret for biologists: code for Amazon Cloud that significantly reduces the time necessary to process data-intensive microscopic images.

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BS, Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, China
MS, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
PhD, Chemical Physics, Stanford University

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award
  • 2013 - 2016 Ray Thomas Edwards Career Development Award
  • 2005 Annual Review of Physical Chemistry Award
  • 2002-2003 Franklin Veatch Memorial Fellowship, Stanford University