Sooin Jang, Ph.D.Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dr. Jang obtained her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied transposable elements to understand their transposition and repair mechanism in E. coli. After graduation, she joined Dr. Engelman’s lab to extend her interest in the well-known human transposable element, HIV, and its interactions with its human host. She is currently participating in projects to understand HIV nuclear trafficking and integration targeting mechanisms, especially focusing on the HIV capsid interacting co-factor CPSF6 to define its role in virus infection. Furthermore, investigating novel host factors that interact with HIV capsid or integrase to potentially identify new targets for anti-HIV therapeutics. When she is not in the lab, one of her favorite activities in Boston is to explore art museums and enjoy seeing their collections. Also, she like swimming in the gym or jogging along the Charles River.