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Taekjip Ha, PhD

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Research Focus Area(s): Genomics and Systems Biology, Imaging and Medical Devices
Research Interests: High resolution single molecule and single cell analysis technologies
Wood Basic Science 620
Research Interests

Research Interests

Ha’s 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. View more details.

Titles & Affiliations


  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Biophysics & Biophysical Chemistry
  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Biophysics

Affiliated Centers & Institutes



  • PhD, Physics, University of California at Berkeley, 1996
  • BS, Physics, Seoul National University, 1990
Faculty News

Recent Highlights

  • December 21, 2017
    Andrew Feinberg ’73, MD ’76, MPH ’81, the director of the Center for Epigenetics at Johns Hopkins, recently finished his first semester teaching at the Whiting School and he says “it’s been a fantastic adventure.”
  • July 10, 2017
    Three faculty members from the Department of Biomedical Engineering have been selected to receive support this year from the Johns Hopkins University’s Discovery Awards program.
  • December 16, 2016
    A new course in physical epigenetics will be available at Johns Hopkins University for first-year graduate students and upper division undergraduates starting in spring 2017.

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