The Ha lab uses single-molecule detection methods to study complex biological systems including biophysical techniques like multicolor fluorescence, super-resolution imaging, combined force and fluorescence spectroscopy and single-molecule pull-down. During her project, Ahana worked on a project related to chromatin remodeler SWR1 and the mechanism by which it causes H2A to H2A-Z dimer exchange in nucleosomes using single molecule techniques.
2018 Khorana Scholar who worked with Nitish V. Thakor. “I am working on building a mixed reality training program for upper limb amputees and providing them a proprioceptive feedback of their arm location.”
2018 Khorana Scholar who worked at John Hopkins University under Professor Trina Schroer.
“The focus of my project is to study cargo binding and regulation of Cytoplasmic Dynein motor and Dynactin. It involves development of TetR-shRNA constructs for inducible knockdown of targeted subunits of the Dynactin complex and analysis of its effects on the cargo binding ability of the Dynein-Dynactin-Activating Adaptor Complex, using live cell imaging. Simultaneously, it also involves studying the effects of mutations at sites of phosphorylation of the p25 subunit of the Dynactin complex on cargo binding and other phenotypes like cell cycle progression and primary cilia-genesis.”