Postdoctoral Research Associate
Jieun received Ph.D. from the Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea, where she investigated the genetic mechanisms of human neurological disorders through next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis. Jieun joined the Milbrandt and Mitra labs with interests of characterizing potentially pathogenic genome variants identified in neurodegenerative disease patients and finding genetic/epigenetic modifiers affecting pathological feature of disease. Using CRISPR screening and iPSCs-derived neurons, she aims to discover underlying mechanism of mitochondia dysfunction and axon degeneration of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Outside of lab, she enjoy playing with her cat and cooking.