PI of the Team

Yong Woong Jun, PhD

Assistant Professor (2023–present), Dept. of Chemistry

Stanford University
Postdoctoral Scholar (2019–2023), Dept. of Chemistry
PI: Eric. T. Kool

PhD in Chemistry (2013–2018), Postdoc (2018–2019)
PI: Kyo Han Ahn

BS in Chemistry (2007–2013)

Selected Awards and Honors

- Plant-Based Diet Initiative (PBDI) at Stanford, Beyond Meat®, Seed Grant Award, 2022

- Young Scientists Award, IASSF, The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), 2018

– Oral Presentation Excellence Award, Korean Chemical Society (KCS), 2017

- Three-Minutes Scientific Speech Competition, POSTECH, 2016

- Bronze Medalist, Chemistry Competition, POSTECH, 2006

- Silver Medalist, Korean Chemistry Olympiad (KCHO), 2006

- Bronze Medalist, Korean Chemistry Olympiad (KCHO), 2005

Representative Publications

– “Possible Genetic Risks from Heat-Damaged DNA in Food” ACS Cent. Sci. 2023, 9, 1170

– “Chemical Tools for the Study of DNA Repair” Acc. Chem. Res. 2022, 55, 3495

– “Efficient DNA Fluorescence Labeling via Base Excision Trapping” Nat. Commun. 2022, 13, 5043

– “Fluorescence Imaging of Mitochondrial DNA Base Excision Repair Reveals Dynamics of Oxidative Stress Responses” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202111829

– “Small Substrate or Large? Debate over the Mechanism of Glycation Adduct Repair by DJ-1” Cell. Chem. Biol. 2020, 27, 1117

– “An Excimer Clamp for Measuring Damaged Base Excision by the DNA Repair Enzyme NTH1” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 132, 7520

– “Frontiers in Probing Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers with Fluorescent Small-Molecules” ACS Cent. Sci. 2019, 5, 209

– “A Ratiometric Two-Photon Fluorescent Probe for Tracking the Lysosomal ATP: Direct in Cellulo Observation of Lysosomal Membrane Fusion Processes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 10142

– “Addressing the Auto-Fluorescence Issue in Deep Tissue Imaging by Two-Photon Microscopy: Significance of Far-Red Emitting Dyes” Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 7696

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