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
Thank you to Jongmin Sung (UCSF) for translating from Korean to English.
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… Continue Reading