Young-Wook Jun, PhD, is an Associate Professor and he is the Director of the Nano-Probing Single Biomolecule Dynamics Laboratory in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his PhD from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Seoul, South Korea, and he completed a postdoctoral from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, followed by a postdoctoral from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Jun’s research interests include nanoprobing systems to investigate the single molecule dynamics of biomolecules involved in cellular developments such as gene regulation, cell-to-cell communications, and neuron circuit formation. His research on “Nanocrystal-Molecules as Probes for Monitoring the Dynamics of Biomolecular Machineries at the Single Molecule Level” will contribute to a foundation of a new field by providing a comprehensive understanding of the nanocrystal molecules including the fabrication, surface chemistry, scaling laws of magnetic, plasmonic, and charge coupling, and their behaviors in cells.
Dr. Jun has been invited to speak both national and internationally. He has contributed to over 40 articles, and 5 book chapters.
Nano-bio Research, Notch and E-cadherin
Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Bioengineering
Nanotechnology, optical microscopy, single molecule imaging, notch signaling, neural development, angiogenesis
Education and Training:
• PhD: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, South Korea – Chemistry
• Postdoctoral: Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea – Chemistry
• Postdoctoral: University of California, Berkeley – Chemistry
Awards and Honors:
• 2012 Department of Otolaryngology, UCSF - The Endowed Hemming Fellows
• 2010 The New Innovator Research Award – UCSF/Sandler Foundation
• 2005 IUPAC Prize for Young Chemist: The Honorable Mention Award - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)