Education and Training:

Postdoctoral fellow, The Scripps Research Institute, 8/2003-8/2009

Danuser lab, Department of Cell Biology

Ph. D., Indiana University Bloomington, 8/1998-6/2003

Biophysics. Adviser: Peter J. Ortoleva

B. Sc. (summa cum laude), Birzeit University, 10/1994-7/1998


Previous Positions:

Instructor, Harvard Medical School, 9/2009-12/2012

Sorger lab, Department of Systems Biology

Research Interest

  • 1. Quantitative single-molecule and super-resolution imaging of receptor dynamics, organization and signaling
  • 2. Linking molecular and cellular behavior across multiple scales
  • 3. Computational image analysis
  • 4. Data multiplexing using statistical and mathematical tools
  • 5. The cross-talk between chemical and mechanical inputs to the cell


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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
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
Comparative autoregressive moving average analysis of kinetochore microtubule dynamics in yeast.
Jaqaman K, Dorn JF, Jelson GS, Tytell JD, Sorger PK, Danuser G Biophys. J. 2006 Sep 91 6 2312-25
Classical density functional theory of orientational order at interfaces: application to water.
Jaqaman K, Tuncay K, Ortoleva PJ J Chem Phys 2004 Jan 120 2 926-38
New space warping method for the simulation of large-scale macromolecular conformational changes.
Jaqaman K, Ortoleva PJ J Comput Chem 2002 Mar 23 4 484-91

Honors & Awards

  • Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Scholar
  • Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow
    2005-2008 (2005)
  • Richard Slagle Fellow, Indiana University Bloomington
    2001-2002 (2001)
  • Valedictorian, Graduation commencement, Birzeit University

Professional Associations/Affiliations

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