Sunjong Kwon

Kwon, Sunjong 7-23-14

Phone: 503 494-1886

Current Appointment
Research Assistant Professor

Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB), 3N006
Mail Code: CL3G
2730 SW Moody Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

B.S., M.S., Yonsei University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard Medical School

Research Area
OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine

Research Interests
1. Quantitative imaging of individual RNA molecules and proteins in breast cancer cells
2. Proteomic analyses and image profiling of Akt signaling in breast cancer
3. Molecular and cellular mechanism of Exosomes in cancer

Selected Publications
  • Rantala, J. K., Kwon, S., Korkola J., and Gray, J. W. (2013) Expanding the Diversity of Imaging-Based RNAi Screen Applications Using Cell Spot Microarrays. Microarrays 2(2), 97-114.
  • Kwon, S. (2013) Single-molecule fluorescence in situ hybridization: Quantitative imaging of single RNA molecules. BMB Rep. 46(2):65-72.
  • Kwon, S., Christian, J.L. (2011) Sortilin associates with transforming growth factor-beta family proteins to enhance lysosome-mediated degradation. J Biol Chem. 286, 21876-21885.
  • Sopory, S., Kwon S., Wehrli M., Christian J.L. (2010) Regulation of Dpp activity by tissue-specific cleavage of an upstream site within the prodomain. Dev Biol. 346(1):102-12.
  • Munro, TM*, Kwon, S.* (*equal first authorship), Schnapp, B.J., St Johnston, D. (2006) A repeated IMP-binding motif controls oskar mRNA translation and anchoring independently of Drosophila melanogaster IMP. J Cell Biol. 172, 577-588.
  • Kwon, S., Abramson, T., Munro, T., John, C., Köhrmann, M., Schnapp, B.J. (2002) UUCAC- and vera-dependent localization of VegT RNA in Xenopus oocytes. Curr Biol. 12:558-564.
  • Kwon, S., Schnapp, B.J. (2001) RNA Localization: Shedding light on the RNA-motor linkage. Curr Biol. 11:R166-R168.