The excitement of doing experiments convinced Taekjip Ha to become an experimental biophysicist rather than follow his original plan to become a theoretical physicist. He went on to develop FRET, a widely used technology for studying single molecules.
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When Taekjip Ha moved from Korea to the United States to begin graduate school, he also transitioned from being a theoretical physicist to being an experimental biophysicist. During his last few months of graduate school, he developed fluorescence resonance energy transfer, or FRET, a technique he has since used to investigate many questions in cancer and infectious disease research. Ha is currently the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, Biophysics, and Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.
Learn more about Dr. Ha at http://ha.med.jhmi.edu/
Thank you to Jongmin Sung (UCSF) for translating from Korean to English.
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