Haneul Yoo

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Haneul is a graduate student in the Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics graduate program at the University of Chicago. She joined the Drummond lab in June 2016.

Haneul received her B.S. in Biochemistry in 2013 from UCLA. She studied actin polymerization and cytoplasmic streaming in fruit fly oocytes in the Quinlan lab until she decided to leave sunny California for graduate school.

Haneul studies how molecular chaperones remodel biomolecular condensates using biochemistry, biophysics, and quantitative models. Haneul’s work is supported by the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award via the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

Haneul is a graduate student advisor for the UChicago iGEM team, GeneHackers. If you are a first year graduate student, she recommends reading the BSD Student Mentor guide.


Cellular sensing by phase separation: Using the process, not just the products