We are

Chemists Painting DNA

we design chemical compounds modifying nucleic acids that diversify their functions,
and explore DNA damage and repair systems in biological context.

Position Available

We are actively recruiting talented graduate students, postdocs, and interns!

+ PhD Students

Currently, we have available positions for PhD students. If you’re interested in the future research in our lab. Please reach out to ywjun@kaist.ac.kr. You can meet me in person and see how brilliant chemistry we carry on!

+ Postdocs

We are looking for talented postdoctoral fellows with background in chemistry, chemical biology, molecular biology, synthetic chemistry, and bio-organic chemistry. If you’re interested, email me your CV and let’s have a meeting! I’m looking forward to hearing what you’re interested.

생화학/생유기화학/유기합성에 관심있는 대학원생, 포스닥, 학부연구참여생을 모집하고 있습니다.

저희 연구실은 유전자를 효율적으로 수리하는 시스템을 기반으로 흥미로운 연구를 진행하고 있습니다.

    i. 유전자 손상에서 발생하는 질병을 지연/예방하는 생화학적 방법론의 개발

    ii. 효율적인 유전자 수리 기반의 새로운 DNA/RNA Chemistry  연구

    iii. 생체 내 유전자 손상 및 수리 과정 연구를 위한 화합물 개발 

생체 내에서 일어나는 무언가를 최초로 관측하는데 관심이 있고, 노화와 질병의 근원이 되는 유전자의 손상 및 수리기작 연구를 통해 인류의 삶의 질 향상에 관심 있으신 분들은 연락주세요! 오피스로 찾아오시면 더 상세한 얘기를 나눌 수 있습니다 🙂


February 2024: Cheoljun finally joined the team, and is looking to fly high!

January 2024: Gyuen and Avishek joined the team!

September 2023: Photsawee, welcome aboard!

August 2023: Jihun and Juhyung joined the lab. Welcome!

June 2023: Tae Ung and Francis joined the lab. Welcome aboard!

June 2023: Check out the article in Stanford News!

June 2023: Are we eating clean DNA? Check out our new work published in ACS Central Science!

May 2023: I officially joined the department of chemistry, KAIST! I’m thrilled to be part of it!

March 2023: Incredibly honored to be part of Plant-Based Diet Initiative (PBDI) grant and Stanford Food summit 2023!

November 2022: Our new paper is now out in Nature Communications! Good work, everybody.

November 2022: The Gene-i-us lab website finally has been launched!