Sunjong Kwon

  • Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine

Education and training

    • B.S., 1990, Yonsei University
    • M.S., 1992, Yonsei University
    • Ph.D., 1998, University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Fellowship

    • Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School

Areas of interest

  • Quantitative imaging of single RNA molecules
  • HER2 dynamics in breast cancer
  • Nuclear morphology


Selected publications

  • Cheng JB, Sedgewick AJ, Finnegan AI, Harirchian P, Lee J, Kwon S, Fassett MS, Golovato J, Gray M, Ghadially R, Liao W, Perez White BE, Mauro TM, Mully T, Kim EA, Sbitany H, Neuhaus IM, Grekin RC, Yu SS, Gray JW, Purdom E, Paus R, Vaske CJ, Benz SC, Song JS, Cho RJ. Transcriptional Programming of Normal and Inflamed Human Epidermis at Single-Cell Resolution. Cell Rep. 2018 Oct 23;25(4):871-883.
  • Kwon S, Chin K, Nederlof M, Gray JW. Quantitative, in situ analysis of mRNAs and proteins with subcellular resolution. Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 28;7(1):16459.
  • López CS, Bouchet-Marquis C, Arthur CP, Riesterer JL, Heiss G, Thibault G, Pullan L, Kwon S, Gray JW. A fully integrated, three-dimensional fluorescence to electron microscopy correlative workflow. Methods Cell Biol. 2017;140:149-164.
  • Green YS, Kwon S, Mimoto MS, Xie Y, Christian JL. Tril targets Smad7 for degradation to allow hematopoietic specification in Xenopus embryos. Development. 2016 Nov 1;143(21):4016-4026.
  • Mimoto MS*, Kwon S*(*equal first authorship), Green YS, Goldman D, Christian JL. GATA2 regulates Wnt signaling to promote primitive red blood cell fate. Dev Biol. 2015 Nov 1;407(1):1-11.
  • Neugebauer JM*, Kwon S*(*equal first authorship), Kim HS, Donley N, Tilak A, Sopory S, Christian JL. The prodomain of BMP4 is necessary and sufficient to generate stable BMP4/7 heterodimers with enhanced bioactivity in vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 May 5;112(18):E2307-16.
  • Rantala JK, Kwon S, Korkola J, Gray JW. Expanding the Diversity of Imaging-Based RNAi Screen Applications Using Cell Spot Microarrays. Microarrays (Basel). 2013 Apr 11;2(2):97-114.
  • Kwon S. Single-molecule fluorescence in situ hybridization: quantitative imaging of single RNA molecules. BMB Rep. 2013 Feb;46(2):65-72.


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