Jungmin Han, Ph.D., studied mathematics and statistics for her undergraduate degrees and received her doctorate degree in mathematics from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She moved to the U.S. to pursue her research career as a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Biological Modeling at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Currently, Dr. Han is a research fellow in the Cutaneous Microbiome and Inflammation Section at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
During her graduate studies, Dr. Han focused on the modeling and prediction of calcium dynamics in various cell types using ordinary differential equations and bifurcation analyses of dynamical systems. As a postdoctoral fellow, she focused on using mathematical models to gain insights into various biological systems, including developmental gene regulatory networks of the blastoderm embryo of D. melanogaster, the pathology of liver diseases, calcium dynamics in mitochondria-associated ER membranes, and the epidemic spread of SARS-CoV-2.
Dr. Han’s research interests lie in the fields of computational biology and the skin microbiome. Using advanced genomic sequencing techniques and bioinformatics tools, she aims to understand the underlying mechanisms of host-skin microbe interactions and investigate the characteristics of skin microbial communities associated with autoimmune skin disorders.