Education and Training:

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

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

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

Previous Positions:

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

Research Interest

  • Biology: Spatiotemporal organization of signaling proteins in the plasma membrane; mechanics-signaling cross-talk.
  • Technology: High- and super-resolution microscopy; computer vision; stochastic mathematical modeling.


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Adaptive Multi-Orientation Resolution Analysis of Complex Filamentous Network Images.
Kittisopikul M, Vahabikashi A, Shimi T, Goldman RD, Jaqaman K, Bioinformatics 2020 Jul
Stabilization of Endothelial Receptor Arrays by a Polarized Spectrin Cytoskeleton Facilitates Rolling and Adhesion of Leukocytes.
Mylvaganam S, Riedl M, Vega A, Collins RF, Jaqaman K, Grinstein S, Freeman SA, Cell Rep 2020 Jun 31 12 107798
Kinesin-dependent transport of keratin filaments: a unified mechanism for intermediate filament transport.
Robert A, Tian P, Adam SA, Kittisopikul M, Jaqaman K, Goldman RD, Gelfand VI FASEB J. 2018 Jun fj201800604R
Transmembrane Pickets Connect Cyto- and Pericellular Skeletons Forming Barriers to Receptor Engagement.
Freeman SA, Vega A, Riedl M, Collins RF, Ostrowski PP, Woods EC, Bertozzi CR, Tammi MI, Lidke DS, Johnson P, Mayor S, Jaqaman K, Grinstein S Cell 2018 Jan 172 1-2 305-317.e10
Piecewise-Stationary Motion Modeling and Iterative Smoothing to Track Heterogeneous Particle Motions in Dense Environments
Roudot P, Ding L, Jaqaman K, Kervrann C, Danuser G IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 2017 26 5395-5410
Ligand-induced growth and compaction of CD36 nanoclusters enriched in Fyn induces Fyn signaling.
Githaka JM, Vega AR, Baird MA, Davidson MW, Jaqaman K, Touret N J. Cell. Sci. 2016 Sep

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

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (2017)
  • Biophysical Society (2011)
  • American Society for Cell Biology (2004)