Metabolism regulates every single piece of our daily living, and its dysfunctions are directly linked with major diseases, including cancer and autoimmune diseases. A deeper understanding of the interplay between metabolic dysfunctions and pathologies will lead to novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets.
Our lab has unique interdisciplinary expertise in metabolism, extracellular vesicles (EVs), and device, based on which we are pursuing exciting and impactful research topics:
Identify how abnormal metabolism promotes cancer metastasis and drug resistance development
Develop technologies for sensitive detection of metabolic biomarkers for cancer and autoimmune diseases
Engineer metabolism of mesenchymal stem cells to mass-produce therapeutic EVs
We are committed to creating and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive research environment where people of all backgrounds and identities are valued and respected. We, as One Team, endeavor to achieve our full potential and scientific innovations together.
exosome (or EV)
May. 24, 2023 – You can download a preprint of our exciting work “E-cad-mediated metabolic reprogramming in breast cancer” from this Link!
May. 9, 2023 – Our lab received the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund Launch Award . This will help us develop a novel therapeutic strategy for extending the preservation time of a donor organ in transplantation using extracellular vesicles.
Dec. 21, 2022 – THE FIRST paper is published! Click this Link!
Nov. 12, 2022 – Jeong lab & Jung lab have a joint Fall party!
Oct. 13, 2022 – Michaela Bhoorasingh, Jeongyun Kim, and Rodger Black join our lab as THE SECOND generation of PhD students!
Sep. 12, 2022 – Dr. Sohyeon Park joins our lab as THE SECOND postdoctoral researcher!
Aug 11, 2022 – Today is the last day for Peyton to work in our lab. Peyton did amazing jobs (under excellent guidance from Alli) over the last 10 weeks. We wish you all the best for your next journey!!!
Aug 4, 2022 – Our lab received the 2022 Cancer Invasion and Metastasis Pilot Grant from Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. This will help us investigate the interplay between intercellular adhesion protein, E-cadherin, and metabolism in breast cancer models.
July 26, 2022 – Our lab received the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from NIGMS, NIH! This 5-year grant will help us investigate how cellular metabolism regulates the exosome biogenesis.
Jun. 8, 2022 – Peyton Panovich joins our lab as THE FIRST REU student during this Summer! She is a rising senior at University of Kansas with spectacular GPA and research experience! Welcome, Peyton!
Feb. 21, 2022 – Anna Cho joins our lab as THE FIRST visiting undergraduate researcher!
Feb. 1, 2022 – Lab renovation has finally started! We expect to have a fancy lab space at the end of Summer!
Oct. 13, 2021 – Alli Abolarin joins our lab as THE FIRST PhD graduate student!
Oct. 1, 2021 – Alex Correa joins our lab as THE FIRST undergraduate researcher!
July 1, 2021 – Our lab received THE FIRST foundation grant (the Leukemia Research Foundation)! [Link]
Jan. 17, 2021 – Claudia Wong joins our lab as THE FIRST research technician!
Jan. 1, 2021 – Dr. Geonhui Lee joins our lab as THE FIRST postdoctoral researcher!
Jan. 1, 2021 – Our lab is officially launched! At the same time, our lab received the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (R00) to jump up our start!
Ph.D. Stanford University
Ph.D. Korea University
B.S. UW Madison
Ph.D. Yonsei University
B.S. University of Toronto
M.S. Carnegie Melon University
B.S. Kansas State University
Claudia Wong (Research Technician / 2021. Jan – 2022. Dec)
Anna Cho (Visiting undergrad student from Handong Global University / 2022. Mar – 2022. Dec)