Graduate and Postdoctoral and Undergraduate Research

Graduate study toward the Ph.D. degree in the Hahn laboratory can be conducted in either the Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) or the Biological Physics, Structure and Design (BPSD) programs, which are joint graduate programs of the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. In these programs, students can choose from a large number of participating laboratories at the Hutchinson Center, the University of Washington and several other affiliated institutions.

Research in the Hahn laboratory is not based on a single approach, but rather a variety of experimental technologies are used to explore fundamental mechanisms of transcription and its regulation. Approaches used involve molecular genetics, genomics, computational biology, biochemistry, structural biology, and biophysics.  The laboratory provides an excellent learning environment for students and postdoctoral fellows to address scientific questions using a multidisciplinary approach and through collaborations with other laboratories using cutting edge technologies. A joint group meeting and transcription-related journal club is held weekly. The Basic Sciences Division also offers a weekly forum for students and postdoctoral fellows to present their work to the Basic Sciences and Human Biology Divisions.

Please direct inquiries regarding postdoctoral and graduate study to Steven Hahn.

Undergraduate Research

There is typically one position open per year for a summer internship or undergraduate research during the academic year.

Inquires should be directed to Steven Hahn.


Conj 537 Mechanisms of Transcriptional Regulation

Course organizer: Toshi Tsukiyama
This course is taught in Fall quarter
Lecturers: Steve Hahn, Toshi Tsukiyama, Sita Kugel, Daphne Avgousti
The web site for this course can be found at: