Han Altae-Tran, A PhD student in the Zhang lab with a passion for manipulating language and visuals in order to shape the audience’s experience and perception

A PhD student in the Zhang lab with a passion for manipulating language and visuals in order to shape the audience’s experience and perception

Han is a Biological Engineering PhD student at MIT. Under the guidance of Feng Zhang, he focuses on designing computational and experimental platforms for discovering novel proteins of therapeutic interest. In the past, he has worked on a number of visual arts and creative writing projects, including two poetry collections that explore the interplay between food, physics, and relationships. Having seen how subtleties in language and visual display can shape reader perceptions, Han was motivated to join the Broad Comm Lab to help other researchers maximize their scientific impact through effective communication and stunning visuals. Accordingly, with his attention to detail, he likes working with clients on manuscripts, figures, and presentations. While his primary technical experience includes machine learning, statistics, software engineering, bioinformatics, and high throughput screening, he is always interested in exploring other areas of science, mathematics, and more broadly, the beauty in life. Outside of lab, Han enjoys poetry, weightlifting, and community outreach.