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.
|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!|
|Mar 14, 2020||WFH started due to COVID-19. Sangjin’s talks at Emory Physics and ASM 2020 are canceled.|
|Mar 5, 2020||Sangjin gave a talk at the virtual APS meeting.|
|Feb 12, 2020||Sangjin gave a colloquium in the department.|
|Feb 1, 2020||Ethan Muchnik (a senior student in University High School) starts a theoretical work on gene expression.|