2022 John F. Anderson Distinguished Lecture with Taekjip Ha, PhD

September 23, 2022 by

Location: Medical Education Auditorium, Claude Moore Medical Education Building

Date: Oct 24, 2022 - Oct 24, 2022

Start Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 5:00 pm

Taekjip Ha, PhD

Taekjip Ha, PhD

Title of Lecture: “Fantastic Single Molecule Technologies and Where to Find Them”

Presented by: Taekjip Ha, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Professor, Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Johns Hopkins, Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Taekjip Ha is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, Biophysics, and Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He uses sophisticated physical techniques to manipulate and visualize the movements of single molecules to understand basic biological processes involving DNA and other molecules. His study is focused on pushing the limits of single-molecule detection methods to study protein–nucleic acid and protein-protein complexes and the mechanical basis of their interactions and functions – both in vitro and in vivo – that are important for genome maintenance. Dr. Ha received his undergraduate degree in Physics, from Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea in 1990. He earned his Ph.D. In Physics from the University of Berkeley in 1996. After postdoctoral training at Stanford University, he was a Physics professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for fifteen years until 2015. Dr. Ha serves as a member of Editorial Boards for Science, Cell, eLife, PRX, Structure, PCCP, Physical Biology and Cancer Convergence. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The John F. Anderson Memorial Lectureship was established in 1955 by Dr. John F. Anderson, a graduate in 1895 of the University of Virginia, School of Medicine. Through his most generous gift to the University, it has been possible to establish a lectureship in medical science and public health which will bring to this medical community the latest developments in these fields. Dr. Anderson made many outstanding contributions to the science of medicine during his long career of service and leadership in public health, medical research, and medical production. He died in North Brunswick, New Jersey, on September 29, 1958, at the age of 87.

A reception follows the lecture in the first floor lobby. 

For questions or more information, please contact Joyce Fortune.

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