Education and Training:

Postdoctoral fellow, Cell Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 2003-2009

Ph. D., Biophysics, Indiana University Bloomington, 1998-2003

B. Sc. (summa cum laude), Physics, Birzeit University, 1994-1998

Previous Positions:

Instructor, Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, 2009-2012

Research Interest

  • Biophysical mechanisms of signal transfer across plasma membrane
  • Linking molecular and cellular behavior across multiple scales
  • Mechanics-signaling cross-talk
  • Nanoscale organization of nuclear lamins
  • Quantitative microscopy and image analysis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

S. cerevisiae Chromosomes Biorient via Gradual Resolution of Syntely between S Phase and Anaphase.
Marco E, Dorn JF, Hsu PH, Jaqaman K, Sorger PK, Danuser G Cell 2013 Aug 154 5 1127-39
Regulation from within: the cytoskeleton in transmembrane signaling.
Jaqaman K, Grinstein S Trends Cell Biol. 2012 Oct 22 10 515-26
Cytoskeletal control of CD36 diffusion promotes its receptor and signaling function.
Jaqaman K, Kuwata H, Touret N, Collins R, Trimble WS, Danuser G, Grinstein S Cell 2011 Aug 146 4 593-606
Kinetochore alignment within the metaphase plate is regulated by centromere stiffness and microtubule depolymerases.
Jaqaman K, King EM, Amaro AC, Winter JR, Dorn JF, Elliott HL, McHedlishvili N, McClelland SE, Porter IM, Posch M, Toso A, Danuser G, McAinsh AD, Meraldi P, Swedlow JR J. Cell Biol. 2010 Mar 188 5 665-79
Robust single-particle tracking in live-cell time-lapse sequences.
Jaqaman K, Loerke D, Mettlen M, Kuwata H, Grinstein S, Schmid SL, Danuser G Nat. Methods 2008 Aug 5 8 695-702
Phenotypic clustering of yeast mutants based on kinetochore microtubule dynamics.
Jaqaman K, Dorn JF, Marco E, Sorger PK, Danuser G Bioinformatics 2007 Jul 23 13 1666-73
Linking data to models: data regression.
Jaqaman K, Danuser G Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell Biol. 2006 Nov 7 11 813-9

Honors & Awards

  • Maximizing Investigator's Research Award
  • Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Scholar
  • Deborah and W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Endowed Scholar in Medical Research
  • Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Richard Slagle Fellow, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Valedictorian, Graduation commencement, Birzeit University

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Biophysical Society (2011)
  • American Society for Cell Biology (2004)