Graduate and Postdoctoral Study

Graduate study toward the Ph.D. degree is administered by the Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) and the Biological Physics, Structure and Design (BPSD; formerly called BMSD) 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 number of participating laboratories at the Hutchinson Center as well as laboratories in several departments at the University.

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 typically used involve biochemistry, molecular genetics, structural biology and physical biochemistry. The laboratory provides an excellent learning environment for students and postdoctoral fellows to address scientific questions using a multidisciplinary approach. A joint group meeting and transcription-related journal club is held weekly with Professor  Ted Young (University of Washington, Department of Biochemistry). 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.

Inquires regarding postdoctoral and graduate study should be directed to Steven Hahn

Undergraduate Research
There is typically one position open per year for undergraduate research which can be done for credit through the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington.


Isothermal titration calorimetry experiment to measure affinity and thermodynamic properties for binding of the Gcn4 central activation domain to Gal11/Med15.  See Brzovic et al (2011)

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