2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Computer Science
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Gerlinde Wernig, Pathology

Yong-hun is researching the pathways in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Focusing on the gene c-Jun, which is required for fibrosis proliferation, he will study the activation status of signaling networks in dissociated mouse lungs over time in response to c-Jun expression and its subsequent deletion using CRISPR/Cas9. Understanding how the signaling network is activated will help in studies working to inactivate the network of pulmonary fibrosis.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2017:

c-Jun, a New Player in Regulating Bone Mass, as a Clinical Target for the Treatment of Osteopenic Disease

Yong-hun Kim1*, Tristan Lerbs1*, Camille Van Neste1, Gerlinde Wernig1
[(*equal contribution) Department of Pathology1, Stanford University]