We are a Biological Physics lab in the Department of Physics at UIUC. We study physical principles underlying molecular interactions and functions inside cells. Currently, our focus is how gene expression machines work together in the cellular context. We develop new methodologies based on molecular, optical, and computational approaches and ask critical molecule-level questions that matter for living cells.
We are hiring! We are looking for highly energetic and motivated graduate students and postdocs with a background in physics, chemistry, or biology. See the join us page for detail.
|Oct 23, 2020||We have three rotation students from Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology this semester. Welcome, Yuncong Geng, Timothy Tan, and Gloria Lau!|
|Oct 12, 2020||Sangjin gave a virtual seminar in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Wayne State University. She will give seminars at Northwestern University (Department of Microbiology) and Colorado State University in November.|
|Oct 1, 2020||Welcome Seunghyeon Kim from Seoul National University!|
|Aug 1, 2020||This summer, we enjoyed working with Andrew Maytin, who was with us (virtually) via the NSF REU program. The group met in person at the Quad to say good-bye to Zach Wang, who’s starting his graduate work at UCSD!|
|May 5, 2020||Two founding members of the Kim lab received the Physics Undergraduate Awards. Kavya received Jeremiah D. Sullivan Undergraduate Research Award to support her summer research project in the lab. Zach received Philip J. and Betty M. Anthony Undergraduate Research Prize. Congratulations!|
|Apr 20, 2020||Sangjin was selected as one of the 2020 Searle Scholars (News). We cannot wait to get together and properly celebrate!|
|Mar 27, 2020||A number of good news from students: Albur will join UIUC Physics for his Ph.D. Zach will become a graduate student at UCSD. Kavya received James Scholar Preble Research Scholarship, a prestigious recognition to outstanding James Scholars involved in undergraduate research. Congratulations to all!|