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A birthplace of talented individuals in basic science fields

The College of Natural Sciences plays a vital role to produce future pillars of a high-technology society through learning and advancement in the fields of fundamental sciences. The College of Natural Sciences is maintaining a variety of cooperative relationships with many research institutes both around the world and in the region, such as numerous top-notch national research institutes in the Deaduck R&D complex. Furthermore, the department of sports and leisure studies and the department of dance have produced many renowned athletes and professional dancers.

Tel+82-42-821-5413 Homepagehttp://en-cns.cnu.ac.kr/
Mathematics

Mathematics deals with numbers, measurements and spaces, and studies all mathematical models arising from natural and social phenomena. It provides the foundation of the sciences and the language for stating them easily. These days, mathematics is very important in the development of natural sciences as well as social and human sciences.The curriculum in mathematics is designed to give students a good mathematical attitude towards the world. Graduates contribute to the developments of our country as leading mathematicians, schoolteachers and competent persons in the field of applied mathematics. Major courses can be divided into theoretical mathematics and applied mathematics. Theoretical mathematics includes logic, set theory, analysis, algebra, topology, geometry and probability. Applied mathematics includes statistics, numeral analysis, computer science and game theory.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have found jobs in middle or high schools, institutes, banks and government-operated enterprises (for those who have studied applied mathematics.). Some have jobs in universities or research institutes after taking Masters Degrees or PhDs either at home or overseas.

Information & Statistics

The rapid recent development of science has provided a prominent role for statistics throughout society. The statistical method is applicable in all cases where real data are obtainable even though there are uncertainties, regardless of whether the field of interest is in the natural sciences, social sciences, agriculture, engineering, or medical sciences. Statistics can be divided into two major parts, theoretical and applied statistics. The statistical method is studied in theoretical statistics and the skill of analysis of real data is pursued in applied statistics. Through the undergraduate program, the students learn basic theories and how to use statistical packages to apply these theories to real data. Statistics students often minor in other sciences, extending the scope of their statistical work.

Career Opportunities

Those majoring in statistics can extend their lives to various fields in society. Those who want to deepen their understanding and ability of applying statistics will be better off to join a graduate program. A secondary achievement as a statistics major is that the ability of statistical thinking is well developed and used in life to solve real problems.

Faculty
[Bae, Jongho]
  • Title : Associate Professor
  • Major : Queueing theory
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5432
  • E-mail : emprit@hanmail.net
  • Room : Natural Science Building2 - 2335
  • Research interests 1. Queueing theory - a computational approach
[Sukhoon Lee]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Life Time Data analysis, National statistics
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5438
  • E-mail : sukhoon@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Natural Science Building2 - 2429
  • Research Interest: Statistical Education, Data Mining, National Statistical System
Physics

The main goal of studying physics is to understand fundamental laws of nature ranging from the microscopic objects such as atomic nuclei and elementary particles to the whole universe. Therefore, physics forms the foundation of other branches of science and technology. In the department of physics, research projects in various fields are carried out by two approaches, theories and experiments. Theoretical physics includes a few areas; elementary particle physics unravels the fundamental building blocks of matter and the origins of the universe. Nuclear physics studies the structure and properties of nuclei. Nonlinear dynamics investigates chaos and order of nature. Statistical physics studies the collective behavior of gas and liquid. Experimental physics includes atomic, nuclear, and solid state physics; atomic and nuclear physics investigate the properties of matter and their interactions between atoms and molecules. Solid state physics studies the structures and characteristics of semiconductors, magnetic materials, and metals. Optics and laser physics study the properties and utilization of light and related devices. Undergraduate students learn the basic principles of physics and are introduced to the current topics in broad fields. Graduate students are focused on their researches on specialized subjects depending on their advisors and thesis topics.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have job opportunities mainly in industries of electronics, computers or semiconductors, government of industry laboratories, and various educational institutions.

Faculty
[Gyoung Moo Shim]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Statistical Physics
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5458
  • E-mail : gmshim@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W11-2, 430
Astronomy & Space Science

Astronomy is an ancient science born from curiosity about the starry skies, yet is also one of the youngest sciences with new observational technologies and theoretical developments. It covers all subjects about the universe from cosmology to nearby planets. Space science is currently developing technical innovations such as artificial satellites. It studies objects and phenomena in nearby space including the high-altitude atmosphere and the solar system. The department was established in 1988. Now it has six full time faculty members who have majored in various fields of astronomy and space science, as well as five part-time adjunct professors who are research scientists in nearby research institutes. The departments observing facilities include a 16-inch reflecting telescope, an 8-inch refracting telescope, and several smaller telescopes. About 160 students now study in the undergraduate program. The program offers various courses on the subjects of astronomy and space science, such as general astronomy, general space science, astrometry, astrophysics, observational astronomy, and physics related subjects. The department initiated graduate programs for a Masters Degree in 1995 and for a Doctoral Degree in 1998. Currently, about 20 students are enrolled. The graduate programs offer high level courses on optical astronomy, radio astronomy, X-ray astronomy, stellar astronomy, stellar dynamics, interstellar medium, galactic astronomy, cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, planetary atmospheres, topics in science, space plasma, orbital dynamics, satellite mission analysis and so on.

Career Opportunities

The program emphasizes research-oriented activities, and many students are actively involved with research projects conducted by scientists in several research institutes in the Daedeok Research Complex near our campus. Graduate students are partially supported as teaching or research assistants.Division of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry was established in 1952. Currently, the department has 18 faculty members, 300 undergraduate students, 33 graduate students in M.S. degree programs and 37 graduate students in Ph.D. programs. The undergraduate program is designed to provide strong background in physical, organic, inorganic, and analytical chemistry, which is adequate for their scientific careers in academic and industrial fields. The graduate programs for Masters and Ph.D. degrees are divided into the fields of physical, organic, inorganic, and analytical chemistry and the focus is on thesis research under the intensive guidance of their academic advisors. Most of the graduate students are financially supported by research grants or scholarships. The department is well equipped with modern instrumentation such as NMR, IR, UV-VIS, GC/MASS, HPLC, AA, laser systems, GC, stopped-flow spectrophotometer, spectrofluorometer and X-ray diffractometer. The department has outstanding faculty members and they are actively involved in various research projects funded by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, the Korea Research Foundation, the Ministry of Education, and neighboring research organizations. As a result of such research activities and good educational programs, the department was ranked 7th in 1996 among about 100 chemistry departments in the nation in a survey conducted by Joongang Daily Newspaper.

Career Opportunities

Most of the undergraduate and graduate students have been employed right after graduation. They usually take up positions in chemistry-related research institutes and companies, and some of them find their professional careers in the field of education as teachers in the secondary schools and professors in various universities.

Faculty
[Guncheol Kim]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Organic Chemistry
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5475
  • E-mail : guncheol@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W11-2: 406
  • Education
    • BS: 1977-1981, Dept. of Chemistry, Seoul National Univ.
    • MS: 1981-1983, Dept. of Chemistry, Seoul National Univ.
    • Ph. D.: 1984-1989, Dept. of Chemistry Yale University, (Organic Synthesis, Prof. Samuel J. Danishefsky)
  • Career Experiences
    • Post Doc.: 1989-1992, Columbia Univ. (Prof. Gilbert Stork)
    • Principal Investigator: 1992-1996, Hanhyo Institutes of Technology Visiting Researcher: 2000-2001, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Center
    • Professor: 1996, 3. 1- present: CNU
  • Research fields
    • Organic reaction methodology, Natural product total synthesis,Medicinal chemistry.
  • Recent publication
    • Kim, Guncheol; Kim, Nakjeong. Tetrahedron Letters 2007, 48, 4481.
    • Lim, Jaebum; Kim, Guncheol. Tetrahedron Letters 2008, 49, 88.
    • Kim, Guncheol; Jung, Philguem; Le, Ahn Tuan. Tetrahedron Letters 2008, 49, 2391.
    • Kim, Guncheol; Lee, Ki Youn; Yoo, Chul-Hwan. Synthetic Communications, 2008, 3251.
    • Le Ahn Tuan; Pyeon, Hyeyoung; Kim, Guncheol. Tetrahedron Letters 2010, 51, 157.
    • Le Ahn Tuan; Kim, Guncheol. Tetrahedron Letters 2010, 51, 2354.
[Younbong Park]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5480
  • E-mail : parky@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Basci Science Bld 2 (W11-2)-309
  • Education
    • Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Michigan State University, Feb. 1992
    • M.S. Inorganic Chemistry, YonSei University, Feb. 1986
    • B.S. Chemistry, YonSei University, Feb. 1984
  • PUBLICATION LIST
    • "Structural and Luminescence Properties of [Ln(ODA)(phen)·4H2O]+ Complexes (Ln=Sm and Dy, ODA=oxydiacetate, phen=1,10-phenanthroline)?H Journal of Luminescence, 128(12), 1867-1872 (2008).
    • Photocurrent by anodized TiO2 Photoelectrode for Enzymatic Hydrogen Production and Chromium(VI) Reduction?HInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 33(19), 5193-5198 (2008).
    • "Crystal Structure, and Thermal and Magnetic Properties of 2,4-dinitrobenzoato- terbium(III) Complex?H Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 60(24), 2703-2712 (2007).
    • "Reductive Heterocyclizations via Indium/iodine-promoted One-pot Conversion of 2-nitroaryl adehydes, ketones, and imines?HTetrahedron Letters, 47(41), 7295-7299 (2006).
    • "Structure of the Organic?HInorganic Hybrid (C6H5C2H4NH3)2ZnBr4?H Current Applied Physics, 6, 219-223 (2006).
    • "Synthesis of Water Dispersible L-valine Capped ZnS:Mn Nanocrystal and the Crystal Structure of the Precursor Complex: [Zn(Val)2(H2O)]?HBulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, 27(11), 1809-1814 (2006).
    • "Rotational Isomers of N-Alkyl-N-(o-acylphenyl)acetamides?HJournal of Molecular Structure, 783(1-3), 61-65 (2006).
    • "KCu0.9Bi2.7S5: New Semiconducting Quaternary Bismuth Sulfide?H Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, 25(7), 1095-1098 (2004).
Biochemistry

The future of the nation is directly related to the development in new sciences and technologies, and a considerable amount of the new work of the intellectual and information industries of the 21st century has been evaluated to have enormous potential for public health and biotechnology. This trend and requirement has given birth to various educational and research institutes, and our biochemistry department was also established to fulfill such a nationwide demand in 1987. Biochemistry bridges the gap between chemistry -- a study of the structures and interactions of atoms and molecules -- and biology -- a study of the structures and interactions of cells and organism. As a major stem of life science, the contributions of biochemistry to life science development cannot be overemphasized. The finding of the DNA double helix as a genetic information entity, the restriction enzyme, the structural determinations of various biological molecules, and recombinant DNA technology would not be possible without the development of biochemistry. Biochemistry also performs a major role in applied sciences. Gene therapy, genetic engineering, recombinant DNA technology, the development of therapeutic and diagnostic methods for cancer, vaccines, and the development for various pathogens are a few examples. Our department provides various courses, intensively covering the whole area of biochemistry, including bioorganic chemistry, biophysical chemistry, enzymes, proteins, nucleic acid biochemistry, structural biochemistry, microbial genetics, molecular biology, immunology and microbiology.

Career Opportunities

Our department emphasizes education for professional researchers, so that the main stream of graduates continues to study in graduate school for a masters degree or a Ph.D. Graduates are also working in various national research centers, industrial research labs, industries, hospitals, and universities.

Faculty
[Kim, Kyoon Eon]
  • Title :Professor
  • Major :Molecular Biology
  • Phone :+82 42-821-5484
  • E-mail :kyoonkim@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room :Basic Science Building 110 (W11-1)
  • Education
    • 1975-1979: Seoul National University, B.S.
    • 1979-1981: Seoul National University, M.S.
    • 1982-1988: University of Iowa, Ph.D.
  • Career
    • 1988-1990: University of Iowa, Postdoctoral fellow
    • 1990-1994: Chungnam National University, Assistant professor
    • 1994-1999: Chungnam National University, Associate professor
    • 1999-present: Chungnam National University, Full professor
  • Research Fields

    Regulation of hormone gene expression
    Cancer biology

  • Selected Publications
    • Kee Kwang Kim, Key Sun Park, Seok Bean Song and Kyoon Eon Kim (2010) Insulin represses transcription of the thyroid stimulating hormone β-subunit gene through increased recruitment of nuclear factor I. J. Biol. Chem. 285(42): 32003-32011
    • Pham Thi Thu Huong, Kong-Oh Moon, Sun Ok Kim, Kyoon Eon Kim, Sook Jung Jeong, Ki Won Lee, Kyung Sang Lee, Jae Hyuk Jang, Raymond Leo Erikson, Jong Seog Ahn and Bo Yeon Kim (2011) Proteasome inhibitor-1 enhances tunicamycin-induced chemosensitization of prostate cancer cells through regulation of NF-kB and CHOP expression. Cellular Signalling 23: 857-865
    • Key Sun Park, Kee Kwang Kim and Kyoon Eon Kim (2012) Histone modification-mediated Lhx2 gene expression. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 427: 718-724
    • Key Sun Park, Kee Kwang Kim, Zheng-Hao Piao, Mi Kyung Kim, Hyun Jean Lee, Yong Chan Kim, Ki Sung Lee, Jeung-Hoon Lee and Kyoon Eon Kim (2012) Olfactomedin 4 suppresses tumor growth and metastasis of mouse melanoma cells through downregulation of integrin and MMP genes. Mol. Cells 34: 555-561
    • Haidan Liu, Kangdong Liu, Zunnan Huang, Chan-Mi Park, N.R. Thimmegowda, Jae-Hyuk Jang, In-Ja Ryoo, Long He, Sun-Ok Kim, Naomi Oi, Ki Won Lee, Nak-Kyun Soung, Ann M. Bode, Yifeng Yang, Xinmin Zhou, Raymond L. Erikson, Jong-Seog Ahn, Joonsung Hwang, Kyoon Eon Kim, Zigang Dong, and Bo-Yeon Kim (2013) A chrysin derivative suppresses skin cancer growth by inhibiting cyclin-dependent kinases. J. Biol. Chem. 288:25924-25937
    • Kangdong Liu, Chanmi Park, Hanyong Chen, Joonsung Hwag, N.R. Thimmegowda, Eun Young Bae, Ki Won Lee, Hong-Gyum Kim, Haidan Liu, Nak Kyun Soung, Cong Peng, Jae Hyuk Jang, Kyoon Eon Kim, Jong Seog Ahn, Ann M. Bode, Ziming Dong, Bo Yeon Kim (2014) Eupafolin suppresses prostate cancer by targeting phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-mediated Akt signaling. Mol. Carcino. DOI 10.1002/mc22139
[Kim, Young Sang]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major :Immunology
  • Phone :+82-42-821-5487 / 010-7268-5487
  • E-mail :young@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room :Basic Science building 1106 (W11-1)
  • Education
    • 1977-1983: Seoul National University, B.S.
    • 1984-1990: University of Illinois at Chicago, Ph.D.
    • 1989-1991: Yale University(HHMI), Postdoctoral fellow
    • 1991-present: Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS

    Cancer therapy using membrane-bound form of cytokines
    Cell death and ER stress by statins

  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (From 2010)

    Sang Kyu Lee, Yong Chan Kim, Seok Bean Song, and Young Sang Kim (2010) Stabilization and translocation of p53 to mitochondria is linked to Bax translocation to mitochondria in simvastatin-induced apoptosis. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 391(4): 1592-1597.
    Ho Yong Lim, Hee Young Ju, Hee-Yong Chung, Young Sang Kim (2010) Anti-tumor effects of a tumor cell vaccine expressing a membrane-bound form of the IL-12 p35 subunit. Cancer Biology and Therapy 10(4):336-343..
    Yong An Kim and Young Sang Kim (2011) The autophagic response to exercise training of the skeletal muscle fibers in young and old mice. Journal of Life Science 21(3): 400-405, Hyeon Soo Eom, Uhee Jung, Sung-Kee Jo, and Young Sang Kim (2011.09) Mitochondrial DNA deletion and impairment of mitochondrial biogenesis are mediated by reactive oxygen species in ionizing radiation-induced premature senescence. Journal of Radiation Protection, 36(3):119-126. .
    Yong An Kim, Young Sang Kim, Wook Song (2012) Autophagic response to a single bout of moderate exercise in murine skeltal muscle. J Physiol Biochem 68(2): 229-235. Yoon-Young Sung, Dong-Seon Kim, Won-Kyung Yang, Kyung Jin Nho, Hyeong Seok Seo, Young Sang Kim, Ho Kyung Kim (2012) Inhibitory effects of Drynaria fortunei extract on house dust mite antigen-induced atopic dermatitis in NC/Nga mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 144(1): 94-100..
    Yoon-young Sung, Won-Kyung Yang, A Young Lee, Dong-Seon Kim, Kyung Jin Nho, Young Sang Kim, Ho kyung Kim (2012) Topical application of an ethanol extract prepared from Illicium verum suppresses atopic dermatitis in NC/Nga mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 144(1): 151-159. .
    Yoon-Young Sung, Young Sang Kim, Ho Kyung Kim (2012) Illicium verum extract inhibits TNFa and IFNr induced expression of chemokines and cytokines in human keratinocytes. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 144(1):182-189. .
    Sun-Ok Kim., Krisada Sakchaisri, Thimmegowda N. R., Nak Kyun Soung, Jae-Hyuk Jang, Young Sang Kim, Kyung Sang Lee, Yong Tae Kwon, Yukihiro Asami, Jong Seog Ahn, Raymond Leo Erikson, Bo Yeon Kim (2013) STK295900, a Dual Inhibitor of Topoisomerase 1 and 2, Induces G2 Arrest in the Absence of DNA Damage. PLOS one 8(1):1-9 Sang Kyu Lee, Young Sang Kim (2013.03) Phosphorylation of eIF2α attenuates statin-induced apoptosis by inhibiting stabilization and translocation of p53 to mitochondria. International Journal of oncology 42(3): 810-816, .
    Hoyong Lim, Seon Ah Do, Sang Min Park, and Young Sang Kim (2013) Tumor cell clone expressing the membrane-bound form of IL-12p35 subunit stimulates antitumor immune responses dominated by CD8+ T cells. Immune Network 13(2): 63-69. Hyun-Joung An, Geunyoung Cho, Jie-Oh Lee, Sang-Gi Paik, Young Sang Kim, Hayyoung Lee. (2013) Higd-1a interacts with Opa1 and is required for the morphological and functional integrity of mitochondria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(32):13014-13019. Yong An Kim, Young Sang Kim, Seung Lyul Oh, Hee-Jae Kim, Wook Song (2013) Autophagic response to exercise training in skeletal muscle with age. Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry 69(4): 697-705..
    Sang Min Park, Yong Chan Kim, Sang Kyu Lee, Seok Bean Song, and Young Sang Kim (2013) Anti-inflammatory and apoptotic effects of statins. Bulletin of Biotechnology CNU 19: 13-24..
    Sun-Ok Kim, Krisada Sakchaisri, Yukihiro Asami, In-Ja Ryoo, Soo-Jin Choo, Ick-Dong Yoo, Nak-Kyun Soung, Young Sang Kim, Jae-Hyuk Jang, Bo Yeon Kim, and Jong Seog Ahn (2014) Illudins C2 and C3 Stimulate Lipolysis in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes and Suppress Adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 Preadipocytes. Journal of Natural Products 77: 744-750..
    Yong Chan Kim, Seok Bean Song, Sang Kyu Lee, Sang Min Park and Young Sang Kim (2014) The nuclear orphan receptor NR4A1 is involved in the apoptotic pathway induced by LPS and simvastatin in RAW 264.7 macrophages. Immune Network 14(2): 116-122.

[Kim, Young Sang]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Immunology
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5487 / 010-7268-5487
  • E-mail : young@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Basic Science building 1106 (W11-1)
  • Education
    • 1977-1983: Seoul National University, B.S.
    • 1984-1990: University of Illinois at Chicago, Ph.D.
    • 1989-1991: Yale University(HHMI), Postdoctoral fellow
    • 1991-present: Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences RESEARCH INTERESTS
    • Cancer therapy using membrane-bound form of cytokines
    • Cell death and ER stress by statins SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    • Sang Kyu Lee, Sun Ock Park, Cheol O. Joe, and Young Sang Kim (2007) Interaction of HCV Core Protein with 14-3-3ε Protein Releases Bax to Activate Apoptosis. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 352(3): 756-762.
    • Han Jae Shin, Hayyoung Lee, Jong Dae Park, Hak Chul Hyun, Hyung Ok Sohn, Dong Wook Lee, and Young Sang Kim (2007) Kinetics of binding of LPS to Recombinant CD14, TLR4, and MD-2 Proteins. Molecules and Cells 24:119-124.
    • Jin Wha Choi, Ho Yong Lim, Mi-Ra Chang, Ji-Yeon Cheon, and Young Sang Kim, (2008) Anti-tumor immunity induced by tumor cells expressing a membrane-bound form of IL-2 and SDF-1, Animal Cells and Systems, 12(4): 193-201, The Zoological Society of Korea
    • Young Sang Kim "Tumor therapy applying membrane-bound form of cytokines" (2009) Immune Network 9(5):158-168. The Korean association of Immunologists
    • Sang Kyu Lee, Yong Chan Kim, Seok Bean Song, and Young Sang Kim (2010) Stabilization and translocation of p53 to mitochondria is linked to Bax translocation to mitochondria in simvastatin-induced apoptosis. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 391(4): 1592-1597.
    • Ho Yong Lim, Hee Young Ju, Hee-Yong Chung, Young Sang Kim (2010) Anti-tumor effects of a tumor cell vaccine expressing a membrane-bound form of the IL-12 p35 subunit. Cancer Biology and Therapy 10(4):336-343.
[Lee, Chan Yong]
  • Title : Professor, Ph.D.
  • Major : Protein Biochemistry
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5487 / 010-7268-5482
  • E-mail : cylee@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Basic Sciences Building W11-1: 1208
  • EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
    • 1977-1983: Seoul National University, B.S.
    • 1988-1993 (PhD) Department of Biochemistry, McGill University
  • CAREER EXPERIENCES
    • 1994-1996 (Post-doc) Section of Biochemistry,Molecular and Cellular Biology,Cornell University
    • 1997-2003 (Assistant∼Associate Professor) Eulji Medical College
  • RESEARCH FIELDS
    • Flavin Biochemistry: Biosynthesis of Riboflavin,Isotoplog of Riboflavin, Flavoenzyme
    • Bioluminescence: Genes and Enzymes for Bacterial Bioluminescence, Quorum Sensing Regulation, Bacterial Enumeration
    • Global Regulaton: Leucine-responsive Regulatory Protein
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    • Ligand Binding Properties of the Riboflavin Synthase from Escherichia coli. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol. 40, 239-246 (2007)
    • Lumazine Protein from Photobacteria. Localization of the Single Ligand Binding Site to the N-terminal Domain. Biol. Chem. 388, 1313-1323 (2007)
    • Expression of the lux genes in Escherichia coli for the basis of development of Biosensor. Kor.J.Microbiol. 45, 419-414 (2009)
    • Insights on Riboflavin Synthase Inspired by Selective Binding of 6,7-Dimethyl-8-Ribityllumazine Exomethylene Anion.J.Amer.Chem.Soc.132, 2983-2980 (2010)
    • Purification and Fluorometric Properties of Leucine-Responsive Regulatory Protein from Escherichia coli. Kor.J.Microbiol. 46, 104-108 (2010)
    • Purification and Characterization of Amino-Terminal Domain of Lumazine Protein from Photobacterium leiognathi. Bull.Kor.Chem.Soc. 31,1017-1020 (2010)
[Joon Sig Choi]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Biochemistry, NanoBio
  • Phone : +82 42-821-7528
  • E-mail : joonsig@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Basic Sciences Building 1(W11-1), 1203
  • Homepage : www.cnu.ac.kr/~joonsig
  • Education
    • 1990.3 ~ 1994.2 B.S. Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University
    • 1994.3 ~ 1996.2 M.S. Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University
    • 1996.3 ~ 2001.2 Ph.D. Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University
    • 2001.3 ~ 2001.4 Postdoctoral researcher, The Research Institute of Basic Sciences, Seoul National University
    • 2001.4 ~ 2002.9 Postdoctoral researcher, Dept. of Biopharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    • 2002.9 ~ 2002.11 Postdoctoral researcher, The Research Institute of Basic Sciences, Seoul National University
    • 2002.11 ~ 2003.10 Postdoctoral researcher, Brain Korea 21 Division of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, School of Chemistry, Seoul National University
    • 2003.11 ~ 2004.2 BK21 Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry, Seoul National University
    • 2004.2 ~ 2006.2 Full-time Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Chungnam National University
    • 2006.3 ~ 2010.2 Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Chungnam National University
    • 2007.4 ~ 2009.2 Dept. Chair, Department of Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Chungnam National University
    • 2010.3 ~ 2014.8 Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Chungnam National University
    • 2014.9~ present Professor, Department of Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Chungnam National University
[KIM, KEEKWANG]
  • Title :Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
  • Major :Functional Genomics
  • Phone :(Office) +82 42-821-5485 / (Mobile) +82-10-2899-6727
  • E-mail :kimkk@cnu.ac.kr
  • Address :Basic Sciences Bldg.W11-1, Rm.1212
  • PERSONAL STATEMENTS

    Over the course of my research career, I have focused on aspects of gene regulatory mechanisms that are important to many fields of biological investigation. This interest began with my research in transcriptional regulatory networks in endocrine and cancer cells and grew to include research investigating epigenetic gene regulation-mediated innate immunity mechanisms in the immune system. I currently am interested in post-transcriptional gene regulation, including alternative pre-mRNA splicing (AS) in mammalian systems. I have used these different experiences frequently in my current research and I believe that the breadth of my unique experience is a valuable asset which allows me to tackle new studies from a unique perspective.

    The goal of my project is to investigate the detailed mechanisms regulating AS through crosstalk mechanisms between histone modifications and its interacting RBPs. I hope to gain a comprehensive insight into this promising and unexplored field which lies at the frontier of epigenetics and RNA biology. In summary, I will address the question as to whether epigenetic mechanisms such as nucleosome positioning and histone marks play an important role in AS. Overall, the results of my research project will allow us to open a new window on the AS regulatory mechanism.

  • EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
    • 2003 – 2007: Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea
    • 2001 – 2003: M.S., Department of Biochemistry, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea
    • 1994 – 2000: B.S., Department of Biochemistry, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea
  • CAREER EXPERIENCES AND RESEARCH FIELDS
    • 2015 – Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea
      -Functional genomic study for human diseases using Genome- and Transcriptome-wide association studies.
    • 2014 – presentable015: Principle Investigator, NIH Pathway to Independence Award, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA
      -Studying the detailed mechanisms regulating alternative splicing (AS) through crosstalk mechanisms between histone modifications and its interacting RNA-binding proteins (RBPs).
    • 2012 – 2014: Research Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology (Chief: Robert S. Adelstein) NHLBI, NIH at Bethesda, MD, USA
      -Searching tissue and/or cell specific Rbfox target genes by genome-wide analysis using next-generation sequencing. In the results, we have demonstrated that Rbfox3 controls the biogenesis of a subset of microRNAs.
    • 2007 – 2012: Visiting Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology (Chief: Robert S. Adelstein) NHLBI, NIH at Bethesda, MD, USA
      -Studying the mechanisms by which Fox proteins, a family of sequence-specific RNA binding proteins, regulate AS.
  • PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
    • 1. Kee K. Kim, Yanqin Yang, Jun Zhu, Robert S. Adelstein, and Sachiyo Kawamoto (2014) Rbfox3 Controls the Biogenesis of a Subset of MicroRNAs. Nat Struct Mol Biol, 21:901-910 Corresponding authors (KKK and SK)
    • 2. Kee K. Kim, Robert S. Adelstein and Sachiyo Kawamoto (2014) Isoform specific proteasomal degradation of Rbfox3 during chicken embryonic development. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 450 (4): 1662-1667
    • 3. Kee K. Kim, Joseph Nam, Yoh-suke Mukouyama and Sachiyo Kawamoto (2013) Rbfox3-regulated Alternative Splicing of Numb Promotes Neuronal Differentiation in the Developing Spinal Cord. J Cell Biol. 200(4):443-458
    • 4. Key Sun Park*, Kee K. Kim*, Zheng-Hao Piao, Mi Kyung Kim, Hyun Jean Lee, Yong Chan Kim, Ki Sung Lee, Jeung-Hoon Lee, Kyoon Eon Kim Olfactomedin4 suppresses tumor growth and metastasis of mouse melanoma cells through downregulation of integrin and MMP genes. Mol Cells. 34(6):555-561 *equal contribution
    • 5. Key Sun Park, Kee K. Kim and Kyoon Eon Kim (2 012) Histone modification-mediated Lhx2 gene expression. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 427(4):718-724
    • 6. Kee K. Kim, Yong C. Kim, Robert S. Adelstein and Sachiyo Kawamoto (2011) Fox-3 and PSF Interact to Activate Neural Cell-specific Alternative Splicing. Nucleic Acids Res. 39:3064-3078
    • 7. Kee K. Kim*, Key Sun Park*, Seok B. Song and Kyoon Eon Kim (2010). Insulin Represses Transcription of the TSHβ-subunit Gene through Increased Recruitment of NFI. J Biol Chem. 285:32003-11 *equal contribution
    • 8. Yong Chan Kim, Kee K. Kim and Ethan M. Shevach (2010). Simvastatin Induces Foxp3+ T Regulatory Cells by Modulation of Transforming Growth Factor-β Signal Transduction. Immunology. 130:484-93.
    • 9. Kee K. Kim, Key S. Park, Seok B. Song and Kyoon Eon Kim (2010). Up Regulation of GW112 Gene by NFkappaB Promotes an Antiapoptotic Property in Gastric Cancer Cells. Mol Carcinog. 49:259-270.
    • 10. Kee K. Kim, Robert S. Adelstein and Sachiyo Kawamoto (2009). Identification of Neuronal Nuclei (NEUN) as Fox-3, a New Member of the Fox-1 Gene Family of Splicing Factors. J Biol Chem. 284:31052-61 -Cover ISSUE
    • 11. Kee K. Kim, Seok B. Song, Kwang Il Kang, MyungChul Rhee and Kyoon Eon Kim (2007) Activation of the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone β-subunit Gene by LIM Homeodomain Transcription Factor Lhx2. Endocrinology. 148:3468-76.
    • 12. Seok B. Song, Kee K. Kim and Kyoon Eon Kim (2002) T Vectors with Endoglucanase A (celA) Gene for Direct Detection of PCR Clones. Biotechniques. 32: 248-252.
Curriculum
Geology & Environmental Sciences

In the Department of Geology and Earth Environmental Sciences, faculty and students study the earth and other planets in order to understand their origin, composition, and development. The department provides a wide range of active, extramurally-funded, research programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Our BS, MS, and PhD degrees cover various topics in geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, remote sensing, ore deposit studies, sedimentology, paleontology, structural geology, and geophysics. Mineralogy aims to study crystal formation, its physical properties and the utilizing of naturally occurring inorganic elements such as metals, non-metals and gems. In ore deposit studies, naturally occurring material from which minerals can be profitably extracted are examined. Petrology deals with the origin, occurrence, structure and history of all kinds of rocks, especially igneous and metamorphic rocks, distributed on the Earth’s crusts. In sedimentology and stratigraphy, we study the origin and characteristics of sedimentary rocks to understand depositional environments and basin evolution in association with geotectonics. Paleontology investigates fossils (microfossils and microfossils) to get information about Earth’s history including the paleoenvironmental changes which have taken place. In structural geology, the structural deformations of interior as well as surface of the Earth are studied to understand tectonic movement.

Career Opportunities

Students have opportunities to obtain various licenses including Applied Geology Engineer certificate, Soil Environment Engineer certificate, Water Pollution Environmental Engineer certificate, and Secondary Teaching certificate. Jobs available for prospective geology graduates are researchers in various institutes (e.g., Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea Basic Science Institute, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology, Korea Polar Research Institute, and universities), and geologists in various forms of small and large companies (e.g., KNOC, KOGAS, KRCC, MIRECO, KORES, civil engineering companies, geological investigation companies, groundwater development companies, and many others). Students are also encouraged to acquire certificates to become applied geology technicians and middle/high school teachers, or to work as British jewel appraisers. Graduates can seek various positions such as geologists in research institutes, schools, petroleum, mining and mineral exploration companies, and applied geology and civil engineering companies.

Faculty
[Gong Soo Chung]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Sedimentary Geology
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6429
  • E-mail : gschung@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W11-1: 1344
  • Education
    • BS: 1969-1976, Dept. of Earth Science Education, Seoul National University
    • MS: 1979-1982, Dept. of Oceanography, University of Hawaii
    • Ph. D: 1982-1988, Dept. of Marine Geology and Geophysics, University of Miami
  • Career Experiences
    • Researcher: 1978-1979, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
    • Visiting Scholar: 1994.7-1995.7, University of Texas at Austin
    • Professor: 1988. 3 - present: Chungnam National University
  • Research fields
    • Basin analysis, stable isotopes in carbonates and waters, paleoclimates and paleoenvironments
  • Recent publication
    • Choe, H. G., Chung, G. S., Lim, J., Kim, J-Y., Nahm, W-H., Yang, D-Y., Lee, K-S., and Lee, J-Y., 2014, Environmental/climatic implications of Hovsgul Lake carbonate sediments, Mongolia, during the late Pleistocene and Holocene. Journal of the Geological Society of Korea. v. 50, no. 4, p. 441-455 (Korean with English Abstract)
    • Shin, W. J., Ryu, J. S., Lee, K. S., and Chung, G. S., 2013, Seasonal and spatial variations in water chemistry and nitrate sources in six major Korean rivers, Environmental Earth Sciences, V. 68, p. 2271-2279.
    • Bong, Y. S., Shin, W. J., Gautam, M. K., Jeong, Y. J., Lee, A. R., Jang, C. S., Lim, Y. P., Chung, G. S., and Lee, K. S., 2012, Determining the geographical origin of Chinese cabbages using multielement composition and strontium isotope ratio analyses, Food Chemistry, V. 135, p. 2666-2674.
    • Jae-Yong Choi, J-Y., Kwon, Y. K., and Chung, G. S., 2012, Late Quaternary stratigraphy and depositional environment of tidal sand ridge deposits in Gyeonggi Bay, west coast of Korea. Jour. Korean Earth Science Society, v. 33, no. 1, p. 1−10 (Korean with English Abstract)
[Chandong Chang]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Engineering Geology
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6430
  • E-mail : cchang@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W11-1: 1334
  • Homepage : www.cnu.ac.kr/~cchang
  • Education
    • 2001: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. (Geological Engineering)
    • 1991: Seoul National University, M.S. (Geophysics)
    • 1989: Seoul National University, B.S. (Geology)
  • Experience
    • 2011-2012: Blaustein Visiting Professor, Stanford University
    • 2003-Present: Professor, Chungnam National University
    • 2002-2003: Geophysicist, GeoMechanics International Inc. (USA)
    • 2001-2002: Post-doc, Stanford University
[Sung Hi Choi]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Geochemistry
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6428
  • E-mail : chois@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W11-1: 237
  • Education
    • BS: 1987-1991, Dept. of Earth Science Education, Seoul National Univ.
    • MS: 1991-1993, Dept. of Earth Science Education, Seoul National Univ.
    • Ph. D.: 1993-1998, Dept. of Earth Science Education, Seoul National Univ.
  • Career Experiences
    • Post Doc.: 2000-2003, Yonsei Univ. (Prof. Sung-Tack Kwon)
    • Post Doc.: 2004-2006, Univ. of Michigan (Prof. Samuel B. Mukasa)
    • Senior Research Scientist: 2007-2009, Korea Polar Research Institute
    • Professor: 2009, 8.17-present: CNU
  • Research fields
    • Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology
  • Recent publication
    • Choi, H.-O.;, Choi, S.H.; Yu, Y. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 2014, 91, 56-68.
    • Kwon, S.-K.;, Choi, S.H.; Lee, D.-C. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 2013, 73, 504-519.
    • Choi, S.-H.; Schiano, P.; Chen, Y.; Devidal, J.-L.; Choo, M.K., Lee, J.-I. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 2013, 253, 75-86.
    • Choi, H.-O.; Choi, S.H.; Lee, D.-C.; Kang, H.-C. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 2013, 249, 109-122.
    • Choi, S.-H.; Mukasa, S.B. Lithos 2012, 154, 263-276.
    • Choi, S.-H.; Suzuki, K.; Mukasa, S.B.; Lee, J.I.; Jung, H. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 2010, 297, 121-132.
[YONGJAE YU]
  • Title : Associate Professor
  • Major : Planetary Geology, Petrology, Volcanology
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6424
  • E-mail : yongjaeyu@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W11-1: 1232
  • Education
    • 2002: University of Toronto, Canada, Ph.D. (Geophysics)
    • 1998: University of Toronto, Canada, M.Sc. (Geophysics)
    • 1997: Seoul National University, Korea, M.Sc. (Geology)
    • 1993: Seoul National University, Korea, B. Sc. (Geology)
  • Career Experiences
    • 2002-present: Associate Professor, Chungnam National University, Korea
    • 2008-2011: Assistant Professor, Chungnam National University, Korea
    • 2006-2007: Research Professor, Korea University, Korea
    • 2003-2006: Postdoctoral research fellow, Scripps, USA
  • Research fields
    • various interdisciplinary subjects ranging from rock magnetism and its archeological and tectonic application to physical volcanology, geological dating, paleoclimatology, anthropogenic pollution, and the origin of planetary surfaces and atmospheres
[Jaehyung Yu]
  • Title : Assistant Professor
  • Major : Remote Sensing, Ore Deposits
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6426
  • E-mail : jaeyu@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W11-1, Room 1227
  • Homepage : www.cnu.ac.kr/~jaeyu
  • Research fields
    • remote sensing; geospatial information sciences, mineral exploration, terrain analyses, global warming and environmental change; 3D geological modeling
[Seung-Sep Kim]
  • Title : Assistant Professor
  • Major : Geophysics
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6423
  • E-mail : seungsep@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W11-1, Room 1338
  • Homepage : www.cnu.ac.kr/~seungsep
  • Research fields
    • geophysical data analysis, interpretation and visualization; formation and distribution of underwater volcanoes; geophysical inversion of potential fields; ground penetrating radar
Oceanography & Ocean Environmental Sciences

With increasing an interest in marine resources, advanced states have invested vast amounts of money and effort into the investigation and development of the ocean. Korea has made efforts to explore and develop the ocean at home and abroad. Korea has been exploiting coastal seas, making resource developments in the Pacific, and constructing a research base on the Antarctic. Because of the insufficiency of experts in oceanography, there is an urgent need for graduates in this field. Oceanography is the scientific study of the natural phenomena of the ocean, and it is the synthetic science needed for the understanding all the natural sciences. It consists of four sub-fields:i) physical oceanography is the study of the movements and variations of water mass; ii) chemical oceanography focuses on chemical composition, reactions between seawater and air, and chemical processes between seawater and the sea-bottom; iii) biological oceanography studies living marine things and their ecology; iv) geological oceanography researches the characteristics of sediments in the ocean and the history of marine deposits.

Career Opportunities

Students can go on to become graduate students or enter research institutes such as the National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives, the National Fisheries Research and Development Agency and the Korea Electric Power Corporation. Those who have obtained certificates of qualification in our major participate in public institutions and companies related to the ocean and the environment.

Faculty
[Man Sik Choi]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Marine geochemistry
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6435
  • E-mail : mschoi@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W11-1
  • Homepage : meclab.cnu.ac.kr
  • 1980-1984 Seoul National University, BC 1984-1986 Seoul National University, MS 1991-1998 Seoul National University, PhD 1990- 2004 Korea Basic Science Institute, Senior Researcher 2004- 2007 Chungnam National University, Assistant professor 2008-present Chungnam National University, Associate professor 2000. 1-12 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (USA), Visiting Scientist Research interests 1. Development of analytical techniques for ultra-trace metals in seawater including long-lived radioactive elements using mass spectrometry and application to marine environment. 2. Develop the tracers of continental materials in marine environment including pollutants and crustal substances. Pb isotopes and REE are acquiring for SPM, APM, sediments and seawaters 3. Biogeochemistry of tidal flat sediments: nutrients and trace metals 4. Biogeochemistry of nutrient type and scavenged type-metals in water column of seas around the Korean Peninsula
[Young Jae Ro]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Physical Oceanography
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6437
  • E-mail : royoungj@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Bldg 11-1
Sport Sciences

The department was established in 1988, the year of Seoul Olympic Games, to meet the increasing demands of public sports, fitness, recreation, and leisure activities. With the recent strong trend on 'wellness', qualified leaders and coaches are in need in the field of sports, fitness, leisure, and so on. Furthermore, the demand on highly educated specialists in community recreation and sports has been gradually increasing. To satisfy these social requests and expectations of highly qualified sports leaders, we offer advanced subjects such as exercise physiology, sport medicine, exercise psychology, sport sociology, sport management and marketing. Moreover, specialized sports activities such as swimming, tennis, golf, bowling, taekwondo, body-building, dance sports, recreation, etc. are systematically educated and trained from the perspectives of 'human service'. Experts of public health and welfare are highly demanded in the 21st century. Thus, professionals including clinical exercise specialist, leisure designer, fitness trainer, health promotion manager, recreation therapist, exercise rehabilitation therapist, motor development leader for children, exercise trainer for elderly, sports club leader, sports marketer, sports facility manager, etc. will play an important role in the advanced society. Our department aims at educating professionals and contributing to a productive society and better quality of life for all mankinds.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are working as Exercise Specialists, Athletic Trainers, Personal Trainers, Sports Consultants, Sports Managers and Leaders of Sports for All. Some of them enter graduate school for further study.

Faculty
[Yoon-Soo Jin]
  • Title : professor
  • Major : Sport Philosophy and History
  • Phone : 82-42-821-6459
  • E-mail : yoonsoo@cnu.ac.kr
  • room : Natural Science Building, 1319
[Jong-kil Lee]
  • Title : professor
  • Major : Community Recreation and Sports
  • Phone : 82-42-821-6460
  • E-mail : jklee@cnu.ac.kr
  • room : Natural Science Building, 1311
[Wang-lok Lee]
  • Title : professor
  • Major : Sport Medicine
  • Phone : 82-42-821-6458
  • E-mail : leewl@cnu.ac.kr
  • room : Natural Science Building, 1313
[Sang-ki Lee]
  • Title : professor
  • Major : Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology
  • Phone : 82-42-821-6456
  • E-mail : nicelsk@cnu.ac.kr
  • room : Natural Science Building, 1324
[Moon-hyun Jung]
  • Title : professor
  • Major : sport management
  • Phone : 82-42-821-6457
  • E-mail : jmhyun520@cnu.ac.kr
  • room : Natural Science Building, 1307
[Dae-hyun Yun]
  • Title : professor
  • Major : sport psychology
  • Phone : 82-42-821-6455
  • E-mail : dhyun-cnu@hanmail.net
  • room : Natural Science Building,1312
Dance

The Department of Dance aims to create the beauty of dance arts to enhance physical, spiritual, and intellectual development, and to cultivate specialized individuals in dance.It emphasizes both theoretical knowledge and practical skills by establishing the academic programs that the dance world newly requires and, further, attempts to contribute to society in terms of the pursuit of creative beauty inherent in human nature. Students can specialize in Korean dance, ballet, modern dance, and dancing theory. Choosing subjects according to their aptitude and character, students harmoniously combine theory and practice.

Career Opportunities

With mental and physical capacities in theory and practice, students develop all-around characters and prepare themselves for future roles as dance artists, teachers, critics, and so on.

Faculty
[Eun-hae Jung]
  • Title : professor
  • Major : Korean dance, Traditional dance, Dance theory
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6482
  • E-mail : eunhaechum@hanmail.net
  • room : Natural Science Building(W5), 1113
[Sung-ok Choi]
  • Title : professor
  • Major : Modern dance, Choreography, Modern dance history
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6483
  • E-mail : sochoi2871@hanmail.net
  • room : Natural Science Building(W5), 1111
[Yun-ra Cho]
  • Title : professor
  • Major : Ballet, Dance psychology, Dance therapy
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6484
  • E-mail : ballet4ever@hanmail.net
  • room : Natural Science Building(W5), 1115
[Hyun-jung Kim]
  • Title : professor
  • Major : Cultural Studies, Sociology of Dance
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6485
  • E-mail : arthjucr@cnu.ac.kr
  • room : Natural Science Building(W5), 1110