Student Researcher of the Week: Hyukjin Jang

Hyukjin, also known as Jimmy, is a first-year bioengineering Ph.D. student working in the Chemical Imaging and Structures Laboratory.

Hyukjin Jang

Name: Hyukjin "Jimmy" Jang

Year/Major: First-year Ph.D. student in Bioengineering 

Hometown: Busan, South Korea

Lab: The Kenis Group for Dr. Kenis and Chemical Imaging and Structures Laboratory for Dr. Bhargava

Your research in 50 words or less: I’m currently developing low-cost, easily accessible polymeric microfluidic devices that enable high-quality IR spectroscopy and integrate recent advances in high-throughput Fourier Transform infrared (FT-IR) imaging to achieve unprecedented time-resolution in IR spectral data. With this platform, I’m trying to investigate protein misfolding and malfunctioning bioenergetics reactions.

Favorite C-U restaurant: The Bread Company