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; mathematical modeling.


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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
Structural Organization of Nuclear Lamins A, C, B1 and B2 Revealed by Super-Resolution Microscopy.
Shimi T, Kittisopikul M, Tran J, Goldman AE, Adam SA, Zheng Y, Jaqaman K, Goldman RD Mol. Biol. Cell 2015 Aug
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

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)