We are sad that Dongyang is leaving us after 5 years, but happy that he will be joining Michael Elowitz's lab at Caltech as a postdoc. We have been lucky that JT and Dongyang - our first two PhD students - have set a very high standard in intellect/creativity, fearlessness, and collegiality. (March, 2021)
Best wishes to Fangwei and Guillaume, who revealed the mechanistic principles of size control in bacteria. Fangwei has moved to our neighbor friend's lab, Lisa Racki at TSRI across the street. And Guillaume a little farther to Chan Zuckerberg Biohub in San Francisco as a scientist. They both will remain as close collaborators of the lab. (November, 2020)
Congratulations to Saransh Umale, who has just been selected for the Ray Thomas Edwards Award based on his excellent performance in research by the division of Biological Sciences at UCSD. Very well deserved! (September 14, 2020)
Great news for the lab: the first Ph.D from our lab, JT, has become Head of Bioengineering at the research-centric startup in Cambridge, MA, PhAST. We are really proud of JT!
We also welcome two new exceptionally strong PhD students in physics to the lab, Aaron Ren and Haochen Fu! Will update lab members page hopefully soon. (September, 2020)
Congratulations to Orianna, she is one of the 33 recipients of 2019-2020
UC San Diego Physical Sciences Dean’s Undergraduate Award for Excellence
, out of nearly 4,000 undergraduate majors in the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics, and Physics!
JT has defended and officially become a PhD. Congratulations Dr. Sauls!
BREAKING NEWS: We have made our image analysis package for mother machine experiments publicly available. See
MOTHER-MACHINE IMAGE ANALYSIS
on the top of our site. More information to follow in the 2nd half of 2019.
Welcome aboard Saransh Umale! Saransh is a PhD student in the biology graduate program at UCSD.
Welcome Tejal Agarwal as a visiting PhD student from IISER Pune (India)! Tejal will be working on chromosome organization here for six months.
Dongyang defended his PhD thesis!
We welcome new graduate student Ryan Thiermann to join the lab! We welcome Liyana Valiya Peedikakkal to come back as a postdoc!
We welcome Mikkel Svenningsen from Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark for a 3-month visit.
Our review on bacteria physiology is accepted to Reports on Progress in Physics (ROPP), check it out on our
The lab had a road trip to San Francisco!
Our undergrad lab alumni are moving on to the next stage in their academic lives. Eden Aklile will start at Northwestern and Zulfar Ghulam-Jelani at Duke in their respective top programs. We wish them all the very best!
We now have a revamped research webpage.
Suckjoon has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Congratulations!
We welcome our new postdoc Guillaume Le Treut, from Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA, Paris, France).
We welcome Jacopo Solari, a PhD student from AMOLF for a 3-month visiting.
Congratulations to graduating senior Amy Schwartz. She has been awarded the UCSD Physics Dept's John Holmes Malmberg Prize. Amy will enter graduate school here at UCSD in the fall.
Dr. Ashley Cadby arrived from the University of Sheffield, UK for a 6-month sabbatical with us.
(February 1, 2016)
We welcome Kazuki Yoda, a visiting undergraduate from the University of Tokyo, for a 3-month internship.
(January 19, 2016)
Many congratulations to Sattar! He will join California State University Northridge in the Fall as an Assistant Professor in Physics.
We welcome two new postdocs, Jia-Wei from Cornell and Fangwei from Johns-Hopkins. They will start in September.
Many congratulations to Yonggun Jun! After considering multiple offers, he has decided to join National Central University in Taiwan as a faculty member in biophysics in 2016. We are happy for his new chapter in life and career.
Benjamin just arrived from École Normale Supérieure (Paris, France) for 6-month internship.
(February 20, 2015)
Suckjoon has been selected as a Scialog Fellow for
Scialog: Molecules Come to Life by Research Corporation and Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation.
(July 16, 2014)
Suckjoon has been awarded a 5-year
NSF CAREER Award (MCB, $1.15M)
Cell cycle and cell size control in bacteria.
(July 22, 2013)
Suckjoon has been named one of the 22 Pew Scholars.
[UCSD News] [Press Release]
(June 13, 2013)
Our lab alumnus (at Harvard),
(now at MIT), has been named a
(April 15, 2013)
Thanks to the Paul G. Allen Foundation, Suckjoon is
one of the five
Allen Distinguished Investigators
[UCSD News] [Seattle Times] [Xconomy]
(February 28, 2013)
Thanks to Brendan at UCSD Physics IT, the beta version of our web site is ready for public.
(November 13, 2012)
Our lab has officially moved from Harvard to UCSD. The new lab space at UCSD is currently under construction in Urey Hall 6249-6253, to be completed before next year.
(October 4, 2012)
James' paper has just appeared online at PNAS.
(September 14, 2012)
Jean-Yves Bouet (CNRS) visited us.
(June 8-12, 2012)
Another brave theoretical physicist,
(Harvard Junior Fellow), will start his adventure in experimental physical biology.
(May 2, 2012)
Stuart Austin (NCI) and Henrik Nielsen will be visiting us to discuss bacterial chromosomes.
(April 25-28, 2012)
The Cost of Knowledge (boycott Elsevier)
, and sign, if you agree.
It will take some serious courage, especially for junior scientists, since Elsevier owns Cell, Current Biology, and many others.
For background information, read the blogposts by
, Terence Tao
; articles in
the Boston Globe
If you want to have a good laugh, investment firms seem to know a lot about Open Access Movement -- read
(April 22, 2012)
Suckjoon will be giving a keynote speech at the Chemical Biophysics Symposium in Toronto, Canada.
(April 13-15, 2012)
Sattar has been accepted to Advanced Bacterial Genetics course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Intense 3 weeks in June!
(April 2, 2012)
Petra Levin (Washington Univ., St Louis) visited us to discuss bacterial cell cycle in E. coli and B. subtilis.
(January 6-7, 2012)
The complete data sets for the mother machine paper are available for download.
before writing us with requests. Thanks.
(November 28, 2011)
Muyoung Heo has been selected as one of the 15 Fellows in natural sciences awarded by the President of Korea.
It is a great deal and it comes with a very generous package for his future research.
(August 30, 2011)