Principal Investigator

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Taekjip Ha

My research is focused on pushing the limits of single-molecule detection methods to study complex biological systems. His group develops state-of-the-art biophysical techniques (e.g., multicolor fluorescence, super-resolution imaging, combined force and fluorescence spectroscopy, vesicular encapsulation, single-molecule pull-down) and applies them to study diverse protein–nucleic acid and protein-protein complexes, and mechanical perturbation and response of these systems both in vitro and in vivo.

Graduate Students

Vasudha Aggarwal

Graduate Student

Dmitriy Bobrovnikov

Graduate Student

Boyang (Frank) Hua

Graduate Student

Tunc Kayikcioglu

Graduate Student

Chang Ting Lin

Graduate Student

Ye Ma

Graduate Student

Jaba Mitra

Graduate Student

Sangwoo Park

Graduate Student

Anustup Poddar

Graduate Student

Digvijay Singh

Graduate Student

Olivia Yang

Graduate Student

Jichuan Zhang

Graduate Student

Postdoctoral Fellows

Aakash Basu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Momčilo Gavrilov

Postdoctoral Fellow

Myung Hyun Jo

Postdoctoral Fellow

Byoung Choul Kim

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jongchan Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yang Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Matthew Poyton

Postdoctoral Fellow

Undergraduate Students

Daniel Huang

Undergraduate Student

Do Hun Kim

Undergraduate Student

Administrative Staff

Kelsey Williams

Administrative Assistant

Research Staff

Kelsey Williams

Administrative Assistant

Visiting Scientists

Past Visitors

Paul Heo

Visiting/Collaborating Scientist

Alumni

Mehdi Roeinpeikar

Graduate Student

Current Positions of Alumni

Trainee NamePosition in Ha LabTraining PeriodCurrent PositionCurrent Institution
Byoung Choul KimPostdoc2014-2017Assistant professorIncheon National University
Chirlmin JooGrad student2002-2007Associate professorDelft Technical University
Christopher J. ThibodeauxPostdoc2011-2013Assistant professorMcGill University
Eli RothenbergPostdoc2005-2010Associate professorNew York University
Farhan ChowdhuryPostdoc2012-2015Assistant professorSouthern Illinois University at Carbondale
Gwangrog LeePostdoc2006-2012Assistant professorGwangju Institute of Science and Technology
Hajin KimPostdoc2009-2013Assistant professorUNIST, South Korea
Hamza BalciPostdoc2007-2009Associate professorKent State University
I-Ren LeePostdoc2012-2014Assistant professorNational Taiwan Normal University
Ibrahim CisseGrad student2004-2009Assistant professorMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Isaac Li Postdoc2012-2015Assistant professorUniversity of British Columbia at Okanagan
Jayil Lee Visiting graduate student2004-2005Assistant professorUNIST, South Korea
Jiajie Diao Grad student2005-2010Assistant professorUniversity of Cincinnati
Jingyi Fei Postdoc2010-2015Assistant professorUniversity of Chicago
Kaushik Ragunathan Grad student2006-2012Assistant professorUniversity of Michigan
Kyu Young Han Postdoc2011-2015Assistant professorUniversity of Central Florida
Matthew ComstockPostdoc2008-2012Assistant professorMichigan State University
Michael Schlierf Postdoc2008-2010Assistant professorTechnical University of Dresden
Peter Cornish Postdoc2005-2010Associate professorUniversity of Missouri, Columbia
Qiucen ZhangPostdoc2012-2014AnalystBloomberg Financial
Reza VafabakhshGrad student2006-2012Assistant professorNorthwestern University
Sua MyongPostdoc2002-2007Associate professorJohns Hopkins University
Sungchul Hohng Postdoc2002-2006ProfessorSeoul National University
Tae-Young YoonPostdoc2005-2007ProfessorSeoul National University
Vasudha AggarwalGrad student2012-2017Research scientistQuantapore, Inc
Xuefeng WangPostdoc2010-2015Assistant professorIowa State University
Yuji IshitsukaPostdoc2006-2011Research associateUniversity of Illinois