The primary research interest for Haesoo is in the 20th century history of the life sciences. Specifically, he focuses on regenerative science and biomedicine in Singapore, South Korea and the United States through the theoretical lens of poststructuralist-postcolonial feminism and STS. His project aims to rethink the cartographies and genealogies of the life sciences and the way that certain forms of life came to be enrolled in the project of engineering life.
Before arriving at Yale, Haesoo received a bachelor of science degree in Biochemistry and worked at laboratories that focused on studying viruses, immunology, molecular biology, and vaccine productions. His contributions and works have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Virology, and PloS Biology.
Beyond his current academic research, he is actively working to find new ways of producing and disseminating knowledge. Such works are published on www.leverandscience.com and aims to find ways to engage the broader public in questions about science, history, popular culture, and ruminations about life.