Principal Investigator

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

FRANKLIN-AVILES-VAZQUEZ-

Franklin Aviles-Vazquez

Graduate Student
CLAUDIA-CARCAMO-

Claudia Carcamo

Graduate Student
TAYLOR-COTTLE-

Taylor Cottle

Graduate Student

Xinyu (Ashlee) Feng

Graduate Student
BASILIO-CIEZA-HUAMAN-

Basilio Cieza Huaman

Graduate Student

Huijin Lee

Graduate Student
TING-WEI-LIAO-

Ting-Wei Liao

Graduate Student
YE-MA

Ye Ma

Graduate Student
IKENNA-OKAFOR-

Ikenna Okafor

Graduate Student
SUSHIL-PANGENI-

Sushil Pangeni

Graduate Student
YANBO-WANG-

Yanbo Wang

Graduate Student
OLIVIA-YANG-

Olivia Yang

Graduate Student
WESLEY-YON-

Wesley Yon

Graduate Student
JASMIN-ZARB-

Jasmin Zarb

Graduate Student
ROGER-ZOU-

Roger Zou

Graduate Student

Postdoctoral Fellows

Kim Dohyum

Postdoctoral Fellow
ALBERTO-MARIN-GONZALEZ-

Alberto Marin Gonzalez

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sina Jazina

Postdoctoral Fellow
MYUNG-HYUN-JO-

Myung Hyun Jo

Postdoctoral Fellow
YANG-LIU-

Yang Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow
SONISILPA MOHAPATRA

Sonisilpa Mohapatra

Postdoctoral Fellow
SANGWOO-PARK-

Sangwoo Park

Postdoctoral Fellow
FAHAD-RASHID-

Fahad Rashid

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sergei Rudnizky

Postdoctoral Fellow

Undergraduate Students

Administrative Staff

PEGGY-BILLINGSLEY-

Peggy Billingsley

Sr. Administrative Coordinator

Research Staff

ADITI-BISWAS-

Aditi Biswas

Research Specialist

Chintan Patel

Post Baccalaureate

Visiting Scientists

Past Visitors

Paul Heo

Visiting/Collaborating Scientist

Alumni

VASUDHA-AGGARWAL-

Vasudha Aggarwal

Graduate Student
DMITRIY-BOBROVNIKOV-

Dmitriy Bobrovnikov

Graduate Student

Eric Cormack

Research Assistant
BOYANG-(FRANK)-HUA-

Boyang (Frank) Hua

Graduate Student
DANIEL-HUANG-

Daniel Huang

Undergraduate Student
TUNC-KAYIKCIOGLU-

Tunc Kayikcioglu

Graduate Student
BYOUNG-CHOUL-KIM-

Byoung Choul Kim

Postdoctoral Fellow

Do Hun Kim

Undergraduate Student
JONGCHAN-LEE-

Jongchan Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow
BEN-LESLIE-

Ben Leslie

Research Specialist
CHANG-TING-LIN

Chang Ting Lin

Graduate Student
JABA-MITRA-

Jaba Mitra

Graduate Student
ANUSTUP-PODDAR-

Anustup Poddar

Graduate Student
MEHDI-ROEINPEIKAR-

Mehdi Roeinpeikar

Graduate Student
DIGVIJAY-SINGH-

Digvijay Singh

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