Haneul Yoo

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Haneul received her Ph.D. in 2021 from the Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics graduate program at the University of Chicago. She joined the Drummond lab in June 2016.

For her PhD thesis, Haneul studied how molecular chaperones remodel biomolecular condensates using biochemistry, biophysics, and quantitative models. Her work was supported by the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award via the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

Haneul was 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.

Haneul won the 2022 Best Overall Dissertation in the Biological Sciences Division.

After receiving her Ph.D., she joined Ibrahim Cissé’s group at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics as a postdoctoral scholar.


Using fluorescence anisotropy to monitor chaperone dispersal of RNA-binding protein condensates

Chaperones directly and efficiently disperse stress-triggered biomolecular condensates

Reversible amyloids of pyruvate kinase couple cell metabolism and stress granule disassembly

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