TEM image "Fictions." Credit: Patrick Rimond

Credit: Patrick Rimond


About Our Lab

The Hanein lab specializes in developing ways to delve deep into the intricacies of the tiny nanomachines within our bodies that power our ability to combat intruders, see and hear, heal wounds and illnesses, engage in physical activities, mature and age and experience happiness. We achieve this by utilizing an advanced suite of state-of-the-art cryogenic light and electron microscopes, which enable us to obtain a quantitative representation of life at the atomic scale while experiencing mechanical and compositional alterations.

We also aim to push the boundaries of soft material design in three-dimensions, while preserving their water content. Here we seek to answer critical questions about composition, biotic-abiotic interactions, interfaces, and the integration of biological components. Our holistic approach spans the intersections of structural biology, cell biology, systems biology, and engineering science, placing us at the forefront of pioneering developments that bridge cryogenic electron microscopy, cell biology, and systems biology. These breakthroughs have significant implications for both medical applications and fundamental biological research.

In our research team, we uphold values of collaboration, inclusivity, and commitment to scientific rigor and ethics in conducting and sharing excellent science. Our group meetings take place every Monday from 3:00-4:30pm in PSBN 4614A.

Are you interested in becoming a part of our research team? Please don't hesitate to reach out to Professor Hanein. We are continuously on the lookout for outstanding undergraduate, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows who share our passion for making a meaningful impact.

Join the Lab

Interested in joining the Hanein research group? Reach us at Dorit@ucsb.edu