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Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences
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 Homepagehttps://cns.cnu.ac.kr/cns/index.do
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 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 ability to analyze real data is pursued in applied statistics. Through the undergraduate courses, 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 of society. Those who want to deepen their understanding and applied ability in statistics will be better off to join the graduate program. The secondary achievement as a statistics major is that statistical thinking skills are well developed and used to solve real-life problems.

Faculty
[Honggie Kim]
  • Title : Professor
  • Phone : +82-42-821-5433
  • E-mail : honggiekim@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Natural Science Building2 427
[Jong-Ho Bae]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Queueing theory
  • Phone : +82-42-821-5432
  • E-mail : gemprit@gmail.com
  • Room : Natural Science Building2 333
[Min-Koo Lee]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Quality Management
  • Phone : +82-42-821-5409
  • E-mail : sixsigma@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Natural Science Building2 331
  • Research Interests : Statistical Process Control, Six Sigma, Process Optimization
[Sangin Lee]
  • Title : Associate Professor
  • Phone : +82-42-821-5436
  • E-mail : sanginlee44@gmail.com
  • Room : Natural Science Building2 428
[Eunjee Lee]
  • Title : Associate Professor
  • Major : Bayesian methods
  • Phone : +82-42-821-5435
  • E-mail : eunjee2@gmail.com
  • Room : Natural Science Building2 430
  • Research Interests : Bayesian methods, functional data, imaging genetics
[Minsu Park]
  • Title : Associate Professor
  • Major : Multiscale methods
  • Phone : +82-42-821-5439
  • E-mail : minsu.park51@gmail.com
  • Room : Natural Science Building2 334
  • Research Interests : Multiscale methods, Medical statistics, Survival analysis
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).
[Jaebeom Lee]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Analytical Chemistry
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6553
  • E-mail : nanoleelab@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W11-2: 203
  • Education
    • BS: 1991-1988, Dept. of Chemistry, Chungnam National Univ.
    • MS/PhD: 1999-2003, Dept. of Applied Science, Robert Gordon Univ. Scotland
  • Career Experiences
    • 2003-2007, Post Doc.: Dept of Chemical Eng. Univ. Michigan, Ann Arbor (Prof. N.A. Kotov)
    • 2007-2018.8 Professor, Dept. of Opto-Mechatronics Eng. Pusan National University,
    • 2018.9 - present: Professor, CNU
  • Research fields
    • Magnetoplasmonics, Biosensor, Energy materials
  • Recent publication
    • Excitation-dependent emissive FeSe nanoparticles induced by chiral interlayer expansion and their multi-color bio-imaging, Nano Today, 2022
    • Chirality of Fingerprint: Pattern- and Curvature-Induced Emerging Chiroptical Properties of the Elastomeric Grating Meta-Skin, ACS Nano, 2022
    • Clinical trial: Magnetoplasmonic elisa for urine-based active tuberculosis detection and anti-tuberculosis therapy monitoring, ACS central science 7 (11), 1898-1907, 2021
    • Non‐Thermal Plasma Assisted Fabrication of Ultrathin NiCoOx Nanosheets for High‐performance Supercapacitor, Batteries & Supercaps, 2022
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 huge potential for public health and biotechnology. This trend and requirement has given rise to various educational and research institutes, and our biochemistry department was also established in 1987 to fulfill such a nationwide demand. 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). Biochemistry's contributions to life science progress cannot be overemphasized as a significant branch of life science. 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, Young Sang]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Immunology
  • Phone : +82-42-821-5487 / 010-7268-5487
  • E-mail :young@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Bldg.W11-1, Rm.106
  • 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

  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (from 2016)
    • 72. Hyun-Jin Kim, Sang Min Park, Hayyoung Lee and Young Sang Kim (2016) Membrane-bound p35 subunit of IL-12 on tumor cells is functionally equivalent to membrane-bound heterodimeric single chain IL-12 for induction of anti-tumor immunity. Immune Network 16: 305-310.
    • 72. Hyeon Soo Eom, Hae Ran Park, Sung Kee Jo, Young Sang Kim, Changjong Moon, Sung-Ho Kim, Uhee Jung (2016) Ionizing Radiation Induces Altered Neuronal Differentiation by mGluR1 through PI3K-STAT3 Signaling in C17.2 Mouse Neural Stem-Like Cells. PLOS ONE 11(2):1-24.
    • 73. Do Thi Van Anh, Sang Min Park, Hayyoung Lee, and Young Sang Kim (2016) The Membrane-Bound Form of IL-17A Promotes the Growth and Tumorigenicity of Colon Cancer Cells. Molecules and Cells 39: 536-542.
    • 74. Tae-Young Lee, Chang-Ung Kim, Eun-Hye Bae, Sang-Hwan Seo, Dae Gwin Jeong, Sun-Woo Yoon, Kyu-Tae Chang, Young Sang Kim, Sang-Hyun Kim, Doo-Jin Kim (2017) Outer membrane vesicles harboring modified lipid A moiety augment the efficacy of an influenza vaccine exhibiting reduced endotoxicity in a mouse model. Vaccine 35: 586-595.
    • 75. Van Anh Do Thi, Sang Min Park, Hayyoung Lee, Young Sang Kim (2018) Ectopically Expressed Membrane-bound Form of IL-9 Exerts Immune-stimulatory Effect on CT26 Colon Carcinoma Cells. Immune Network 18(1): 1-16.
    • 76. Eun-Hye Bae, Sang Hwan Seo, Chang-Ung Kim, Min Seong Jang, Min-Suk Song Tae-Young Lee, Yu-Jin Jeong, Moo-Seung Lee, Jong-Hwan Park, Pureum Lee, Young Sang Kim, Sang-Hyun Kim, Doo-Jin Kim (2019) Bacterial Outer Membrane Vesicles Provide Broad-Spectrum Protection against Influenza Virus Infection via Recruitment and Activation of Macrophages. Journal of Innate Immunity 11(4): 316-329.
    • 77. Hyun-Jung An, Mihyeun Ryub, Hye Jin Jeong, Minho Kang, Hyung-Min Jeon, Jie-Oh Lee, Young Sang Kim, Hayyoung Leee, (2019) Higd-1a regulates the proliferation of pancreatic cancer cells through a pERK/p27KIP1/pRB pathway. Cancer Letters 461: 78–89
    • 78. Emerson B. Lee, Hyung-Min Jeon, Chang-Ung Kim, Sang M. Park, Geunyoung Cho, Hyun-Jin Kim, Youngjin Kim, Doo-Jin Kim, Young S. Kim, Hayyoung Lee, Jie-Oh Lee, (2019) Attachment of flagellin enhances the immunostimulatory activity of a hemagglutinin-ferritin nano-cage. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine 17: 223–235.
    • 79. Van Anh Do Thi, Hyung Min Jeon, Sang Min Park, Hayyoung Lee, Young Sang Kim (2019.12) Cell-Based IL-15:IL-15Rα Secreting Vaccine as an Effective Therapy for CT26 Colon Cancer in Mice. Molecules and Cells 42(12): 869-883.
    • 80. Tae-Young Lee, Chang-Ung Kim, Pureum Lee, Sang-Hwan Seo, Eun-Hye Bae, Young Sang Kim, Sang-Hyun Kim, Doo-Jin Kim (2020.03) Outer membrane vesicle increases the efficacy of an influenza vaccine in a diet-induced obese mouse model. Immune Letter 219: 27-33
    • 81. Sang Min Park, Van Anh Do-Thi, Jie-Oh Lee, Hayyoung Lee, Young Sang Kim (2020.05) Interleukin-9 Inhibits Lung Metastasis of Melanoma through Stimulating Anti-Tumor M1 Macrophages Molecules and Cells 43(5): 479-490
    • 82. Van Anh Do-Thi, Jie-Oh Lee, Hayyoung Lee, Young Sang Kim (2020.11) Crosstalk between the Producers and Immune Targets of IL-9. Immune Network 20(6): e45
    • 83. Van Anh Do-Thi, Hayyoung Lee, Hye Jin Jeong, Jie-Oh Lee, and Young Sang Kim (2021.08) Protective and Therapeutic Effects of an IL-15:IL-15Rα-Secreting Cell-Based Cancer Vaccine Using a Baculovirus System. Cancers 13:4039.
    • 84. Chang-Ung Kim, Yu-Jin Jeong, Pureum Lee, Moo-Seung Lee, Jong-Hwan Park, Young-Sang Kim, Doo-Jin Kim (2022.06) Extracellular nucleoprotein exacerbates influenza virus pathogenesis by activating Toll-like receptor 4 and the NLRP3 inflammasome. Cell Mol Immunol 19(6):715-725.
[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, Enzymology
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5482/ 010-8210-5482
  • E-mail : cylee@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Bldg.W11-1, Rm.206
  • EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
    • 1979-1985 Department of Chemistry, (BSc, MSc), Chungnam National University
    • 1988-1993 (PhD) Department of Biochemistry, McGill University
  • CAREER EXPERIENCES
    • 1994-1996 (Postdoc) 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
    • Fluorescent Properties of the Tryptophan Containing Variants of Leucine-responsive Regulatory Proteins. J. Kor.Chem.Soc. 63, 505-510 (2019)
    • Threonyl-tRNA Synthetase-mediated Translation Machinery. Nature Communication 10. 1357-1371. (2019)
    • Site Directed Mutagenesis Study of LuxG as a Flavin Reductase from Bioluminescent bacteria of Photobacterium leiognathi. J.Kor.Chem. Soc. 64, 225-230 (2020)
    • Evaluation of Water Solubilization Technology of Musk through Anti-inflammatory Effect Research. Kor. Soc. Biotech. Bioeng. J. 35, 244-250 (2020)
    • Generation of Fluorescent Bacteria with the Genes Coding for Lumazine Protein and Riboflavin Biosynthesis. Sensors, 21, 4506.http://doi.org/10.3390/s21134506 (2021)
    • Generation, Purification, and Riboflavin Synthase Variants from Bioluminescent Bacteria of Photobacterium leiognathi. Kor.J.Microbiol. 57, 154-161 (2021)
    • Detoxification of the Veenom its Anti-inflammatory Activity and Decreases its Cytotoxicity and Allergenic Activity. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, http://doi.org/10.1007/s12010-021-036532-2 (2021)
    • Spectroscopic Analysis of Amino-Terminal Half of Riboflavin Synthase Variants Proteins. J.Kor.Chem. Soc. 65, 489-494 (2021)
[Joon Sig Choi]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Biochemistry, NanoBio
  • Phone : +82 42-821-7528
  • E-mail : joonsig@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Bldg.W11-1, Rm.203
  • Homepage : https://sites.google.com/view/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 : Bldg.W11-1, Rm.212
  • 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
    • 2019 – Present: Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea
    • 2015 – 2019: 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.
[Kim, Wantae]
  • Title : Assistant Professor
  • Major : Signal transduction and cancer biology
  • Phone : +82 42-821-5488
  • E-mail : wantaekim@cnu.ac.kr
  • Address : Bldg.W11-1, Rm.202
  • EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
    • 2007 – 2011: Ph.D., Department of Life Science, University of Seoul, South Korea
    • 2005 – 2007: M.S., Department of Life Science, University of Seoul, South Korea
    • 1998 – 2005: B.S., Department of Life Science, University of Seoul, Korea
  • CAREER EXPERIENCES
    • 2017 – 2019: Researcher, Rare Disease Research Center, KRIBB, Daejeon, Korea
    • 2015 – 2017: Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, USA
    • 2012 – 2015: Postdoctoral fellow, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA
    • 2011 – 2012: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Life Science, University of Seoul, Seoul, Korea
  • Selected publications
    • 1. Choi S, Lee HS, Cho N, Kim I, Kim EM*, Kim W*, Kim KK*. RBFOX2-regulated TEAD1 alternative splicing plays a pivotal role in Hippo-YAP signaling. Nucleic Acids Res 2022 Aug 26;50(15):8658-8673 (*Co-corresponding authors).
    • 2. Choi EY, Park HH, Kim H, Kim HN, Kim I, Jeon S, Kim W*, Bae JS*, Lee W*. Wnt5a and Wnt11 as acute respiratory distress syndrome biomarkers for SARS-CoV-2 patients. Eur Respir J 2020 Nov 26;56(5):2001531 (*Co-corresponding authors)
    • 3. Kim J, Kwon H, Shin YK, Song G, Lee T, Kim Y, Jeong W, Lee U, Zhang X, Nam G, Jung HC, Kim W*, Jho EH*. MAML1/2 promote YAP/TAZ nuclear localization and tumorigenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2020 Jun 16;117(24):13529-13540. (*Co-corresponding authors)
    • 4. Kim W, Cho YS, Wang X, Park O, Ma X, Kim H, Gan W, Jho EH, Cha B, Jeung YJ, Zhang L, Gao B, Wei W, Jiang J, Chung KS, Yang Y. Hippo signaling is intrinsically regulated during cell cycle progression by APC/CCdh1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2019 May 116(19): 9417-9422
    • 5. Kim W*, Khan SK*, Liu Y*, Xu R, Park O, Cha B, Gao B, Yang Y. Hepatic Hippo signaling inhibits pro-tumoral microenvironment to suppress hepatocellular carcinoma. Gut 2018 Sep; 67(9): 1692-1703. (*Co-first authors)
    • 6. Kim Y*, Kim W*, Song Y, Kim JR, Cho K, Moon H, Ro SW, Seo E, Ryu YM, Myung SJ, Jho EH. Deubiquitinase YOD1 potentiates YAP/TAZ activities through enhancing ITCH stability. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2017 May; 114(18): 4691-4696. (*Co-first authors)
    • 7. Kim W, Khan SK, Gvozdenovic-Jeremic J, Kim Y, Dahlman J, Kim H, Park O, Ishitani T, Jho EH, Gao B, Yang Y. Hippo signaling interactions with Wnt/β-catenin and Notch signaling repress liver tumorigenesis. J Clin Invest 2017 Jan 3; 127(1): 137-152.
    • 8. Moon S*, Kim W*, Kim S, Kim Y, Song Y, Bilousov O, Kim J, Lee T, Cha B, Kim M, Kim H, Katanaev VL, Jho EH. Phosphorylation by NLK inhibits YAP-14-3-3-interactions and induces its nuclear localization. EMBO Rep 2017 Jan; 18(1): 61-71. (*Co-first authors)
    • 9. Kim W*, Kim SY*, Kim T*, Kim M, Bae DJ, Choi HI, Kim IS, Jho EH. ADP-ribosylation factors 1 and 6 regulate Wnt/β-catenin signaling via control of LRP6 phosphorylation. Oncogene 2013 Jul 11;32(28): 3390-6. (*Co-first authors)
    • 10. Kim W*, Kim H*, Katanaev VL, Lee SJ, Ishitani T, Cha B, Han JK, Jho EH. Dual functions of DP1 promote biphasic Wnt-on and Wnt-off states during anteroposterior neural patterning. EMBO J 2012 Jul 6; 31(16): 3384-97. (*Co-first authors)
    • 11. Cha B*, Kim W*, Kim YK, Hwang BN, Park SY, Yoon JW, Park WS, Cho JW, Bedford MT, Jho EH. Methylation by protein arginine methyltransferase 1 increases stability of Axin, a negative regulator of Wnt signaling. Oncogene 2011 May 19; 30(20): 2379-89. (*Co-first authors)
[Noh, Ji Heon]
  • Title : Assistant Professor
  • Major : RNA Biology
  • Phone : +82-42-821-5486
  • E-mail : journi@cnu.ac.kr
  • Homepage : https://sites.google.com/view/mabl
  • Room : Bldg.W11-1, Rm.305
  • EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
    • 1998-2002: Seoul National University, B.S.
    • 2004-2006: Catholic University of Korea, M.S.
    • 2006-2012: Catholic University of Korea, Ph.D.
  • CAREER EXPERIENCES
    • 2012-2013: Catholic University of Korea, Postdoctoral fellow
    • 2013-2019: National Institute on Aging, Postdoctoral fellow
    • 2019-2020: Chonnam National University, Associate professor
    • 2020-present: Chungnam National University, Associate professor
  • RESEARCH FIELDS
    • Molecular mechanism of cell senescence/Aging and age-related disordersAnalysis of RNA-protein complexes/Mitochondrial RNA transport
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    • Noh JH, Kim KM, Pandey PR, Hooten NN, Munk R, Kundu G, De S, Martindale JL, Yang X, Evans MK, Abdelmohsen K, Gorospe M*. Loss of RNA-binding proteins GRSF1 activates mTOR to elicit a proinflammatory transcriptional program, Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Mar; 47(5): 2472-2486
    • Noh JH, Kim KM, Idda ML, Martindale JL, Yang X, Abdelmohsen K, and Gorospe M*. GRSF1 suppresses cell senescence, AGING. 2018 Aug; 10(8): 1856-1866.
    • Kim KM, Noh JH, Bodogai M, Martindale JL, Pandey PR, Yang X, Biragyn A, Abdelmohsen K, and Gorospe M. SCAMP4 enhances the senescent cell secretome, Genes Dev. 2018 Jul; 32(13-14): 909-914.
    • Noh JH, Kim KM, McClusky WG, Abdelmohsen K, Gorospe M. Cytoplasmic functions of long noncoding RNAs, Wiley Interdiscip Rev RNA. 2018 May; 9(3): e1471.
    • Kim KM, Noh JH, Bodogai M, Martindale JL, Yang X, Indig FE, Basu SK, Ohnuma K, Morimoto C, Johnson PF, Biragyn A, Abdelmohsen K, and Gorospe M. Identification of senescent-cell surface targetable protein DPP4, Genes Dev. 2017 Aug; 31(15): 1529-1534.
    • Noh JH, Kim KM, Abdelmohsen K, Yoon JH, Panda AC, Munk R, Curtis J, Moad CA, Indig FE, de Paula W, Dudekula DB, De S, Yang X, Martindale JL, de Cabo R, and Gorospe M. HuR and GRSF1 modulate the nuclear export and mitochondrial localization of the lncRNA RMRP, Genes Dev. 2016 May; 30(10): 1224-39.
[Dong Wook Choi., Ph.D.]
  • Title : Assistant Professor
  • Major : Metabolism
  • Phone : +82-42-821-5484/+82-10-5204-8107
  • E-mail : dongwook_choi@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Bldg.W11-1, Rm.105
  • EDUCATIONAL
    • 2010 – 2014: Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Sungkyunkwan University (Advisor: Cheol Yong Choi, Ph.D.)
    • 2008 – 2010: M.S. in Molecular Cell Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Sungkyunkwan University (Advisor: Cheol Yong Choi, Ph.D.)
    • 2004 – 2008: B.S in Department of Biological Sciences, Sungkyunkwan University
  • RESEARCH FIELDS
    • Biochemical mechanisms of fuel metabolism and the functional relevance in human physiolgy and pathology
  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
    • 2021/03 - : Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Chungnam National University
    • 2016/04 - : Research Fellow, Division of Metabolic Diseases, Department of Cancer Biology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School (Mentor: Nika N. Danial, Ph.D.)
    • 2014/03 - : Postdoctoral Fellow, Lab of Molecular Genetics, Department of Biological Sciences, Sungkyunkwan University (Mentor: Cheol Yong Choi, Ph.D.)
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    • 1. Yoo and Choi* et al., MsrB1-regulated GAPDH oxidation plays programmatic roles in shaping metabolic and inflammatory signatures during macrophage activation. Cell Reports, 2022 in press. Co-corresponding author
    • 2. Choi* and Roh et al., Development of a novel fluorescent biosensor for dynamic monitoring of metabolic methionine redox status in cells and tissues. Biosensors and bioelectronics. 2021 Feb 15;178:113031. Co-first author
    • 3. Lane and Choi* et al., HCF-1 regulates de novo lipogenesis through a nutrient sensitive complex with ChREBP. Molecular Cell. 2019 Jul 25;75(2):357-371. Co-first author
    • 4. Kim and Choi* et al,. The deubuiquitinating enzyme USP20 stabilize ULK1 and promotes autophagy initiation. EMBO reports. 2018 Apr;19(4). pii: e44378. Co-first author
    • 5. Choi* and Na et al,. WIP1, a Homeostatic Regulator of the DNA Damage Response, Is Targeted by HIPK2 for Phosphorylation and Degradation. Molecular Cell. 2013 July 16 8;51(3):374-85. Co-first author
Geological Sciences

In the Department of Geological 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 structural geology, rock mechanics, geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, paleomagnetics, remote sensing, ore deposit studies, sedimentology, paleontology, geophysics, and Hydrogeology.

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
[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
  • Research fields
    • Engineering geology, structural geology
[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
    • 2009-present: Professor, Chungnam National University
    • 2007-2009: Senior Research Scientist, Korea Polar Research Institute
    • 2004-2006: Post Doc., Univ. of Michigan (Prof. Samuel B. Mukasa)
    • 2000-2003: Post Doc., Yonsei Univ. (Prof. Sung-Tack Kwon)
  • Research fields
    • Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology
[Yongjae Yu]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Paleomagnetics, 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
    • 2008-present: Professor, Chungnam National University
    • 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 : 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
  • Education
    • 2005: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, Ph.D. (Remote Sensing and GIS)
    • 1999: Chungnam National University, Korea, M.Sc. (Economic Geology & Geochemistry)
    • 1997: Chungnam National University, Korea, B.Sc. (Geology)
  • Career Experiences
    • 2012-present: Professor, Chungnam National University
    • 2005-2012: Assistant-Associate Professor, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, TX, USA
  • Research fields
    • remote sensing; geospatial information sciences, mineral exploration, terrain analyses, global warming and environmental change; 3D geological modeling
[Seung-Sep Kim]
  • Title : 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
  • Education
    • 2010: University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, USA, Ph.D. (Geology and Geophysics)
    • 2005: University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, USA, M.Sc. (Geology and Geophysics)
    • 2000: Korea University, Korea, B.Sc. (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
  • Career Experiences
    • 2012-present: Professor, Chungnam National University
    • 2012 JUN – 2012 AUG: Senior Research Scientist, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Korea
    • 2012 MAR – 2012 JUN: Lecturer for Earth Science, University of Incheon, Korea
    • 2011 SEP: Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
    • 2011 JAN – 2012 JUN: Postdoctoral Researcher, Seoul National University, Korea
    • 2000 – 2002: Research Assistant, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Korea
  • Research fields
    • geophysical data analysis, interpretation and visualization; formation and distribution of underwater volcanoes; geophysical inversion of potential fields; ground penetrating radar
[Jeong-Hyun Lee]
  • Title : Associate Professor
  • Major : Sedimentary Geology, Paleontology
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6425
  • E-mail : jeonghyunlee@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : W11-1: 1339
  • Homepage : www.cnu.ac.kr/~jeonghyunlee
  • Education
    • 2010: Seoul National University, Korea, Ph.D. (Sedimentology)
    • 2005: Seoul National University, Korea, M.Sc. (Sedimentology)
    • 2000: Seoul National University, Korea, B.Sc. (Earth and Environmental Sciences & Biology)
  • Career Experiences
    • 2016-present: Associate Professor, Chungnam National University
    • 2015-2016: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
    • 2015: Research Professor, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
    • 2014-2015: Postdoctoral Fellow: Korea University, Seoul, Korea
  • Research fields
    • Carbonate sedimentology, invertebrate paleontology, paleoecology
[Heewon Jung]
  • Title : Associate Professor
  • Major : Hydrogeology
  • Phone : +82-42-821-649
  • E-mail : hjung@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W11-1, Room 1344
  • Homepage : http://www.cnu.ac.kr/~hjung/
  • Education
    • 2017: Colorado School of Mines, Hydrologic Science and Engineering
    • 2013: Korea University, Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • 2011: Korea University, Earth and Environmental Sciences/Korea University, Sociology
  • Career Experiences
    • 2021-present: Assistant Professor, Chungnam National University
    • 2020-2021: Research Scientist: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)
    • 2018-2020: Postdoctoral Associate: University of Georgia
  • Research fields
    • Hydrogeology, Aqueous Geochemistry, Environmental Microbiology
Marine 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
[Choi, Man-Sik]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Marine geochemistry
  • Phone : +82 42-821-6435
  • E-mail : mschoi@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W3, Room Number 530
  • Education
    • BS: 1984-1986, Seoul National University
    • MS: 1991-1998, Seoul National University
    • Ph.D: 1990-2004, Seoul National University
  • Experience
    • Visiting Scientist 2000, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (USA)
    • Senior Researcher 2004-2007, Korea Basic Science Institute
    • Assistant professor 2008-2000, Chungnam National University
    • Associate professor 2000-present, Chungnam National University
    • Professor Chungnam National University
  • Research fields
    • Development of analytical techniques for ultra-trace metals in seawater including long-lived radioactive elements using mass spectrometry and application to marine environment.
    • 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.
    • Biogeochemistry of tidal flat sediments: nutrients and trace metals.
    • Biogeochemistry of nutrient type and scavenged type-metals in water column of seas around the Korean Peninsula.
[Choi, Keun-Hyung]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : microbiological oceanography / marine invasive species ecology
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6432
  • E-mail : keunhchoi@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W3, Room Number 510
  • Education
    • BS: 1990, Chungnam National University (Oceanography)
    • MS: 1994. Chungnam National University (Oceanography)
    • Ph.D: 2000, Old Dominion University (Oceanography)
  • Experience
    • Senior Researcher 2010-2014, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology
    • Senior Researcher 2008-2010, Anyang University/Korea Institute of Coastal Ecology
    • Researcher 2002-2008, San Francisco State University
    • Senior Research Institute 2010-2014, Korea Marine Science and Technology Institute
    • Assistant Professor 2015-2020, Chungnam National University
    • Associate professor 2021-present, Chungnam National University
  • Research fields
    • Marine invasive species
    • Marine plankton ecology
  • Research interests
    • Marine bioinvasion processes
    • Marine plankton/microbial processes
    • Ballast water and hull fouling treatments
[Hong, Seongjin]
  • Title : Associate Professor
  • Major : Marine Organic Chemistry
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6432
  • E-mail : hongseongjin@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W3, Room Number 432
  • Homepage : http://mocl.cnu.ac.kr
  • Education
    • BS: 2000-2007, Department of Earth and Marine Sciences, Hanyang University, Korea
    • MS: 2007-2009, Department of Marine Environmental Sciences, Hanyang University, Korea
    • Ph.D: 2010-2004, Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University, Korea
  • Experience
    • Researcher 2013-2016, Research Institute of Oceanography, Seoul National University, Korea
    • Visiting Research Fellow 2015-2016, Australian Rivers Institute, School of Environment, Griffith University, Australia
    • Assistant Professor 2016-2020, Department of Marine Environmental Science, Chungnam National University, Korea
    • Associate Professor 2020-present, Department of Marine Environmental Science, Chungnam National University, Korea
  • Research fields
    • Marine pollution, Persistent organic pollutants, In vitro bioassay, Marine biogeochemistry, Marine biotoxins
  • Research interests
    • Occurrences, Fate, and Effects of Persistent Toxic Substances (PTSs)
    • Distributions, Fate, and Causative Organisms of Marine Biotoxins
    • Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification of Organic and Inorganic Chemicals
    • Compound-Specific Stable Isotope Analysis for Source Tracking of PTSs
    • Effect-Directed Analysis (EDA) of Environmental Samples
[Bahk, Jang-Jun]
  • Title : Professor
  • Major : Marine geology / Sedimentology
  • Phone : +82-42-821-6432
  • E-mail : jjbahk@cnu.ac.kr
  • Room : Building W11-1, Room Number 424
  • Education
    • BS: 1988-1992, Seoul National University
    • MS: 1992-1994, Seoul National University
    • Ph.D: 1994-2001, Seoul National University
  • Experience
    • Postdoc. Researcher 2001-2004, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology
    • Principal / Senior Researcher 2004-2017, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
    • Associate Professor 2017-2022, Chungnam National University
    • Professor 2022-present, Chungnam National University
  • Research fields
    • Marine geology, sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, paleoceanography
  • Research interests
    • Characterization of sediment dispersal systems in the western continental shelf of the East Sea
    • Bottom-current deposits of the East Sea
    • Reconstruction of eolain grain-size variations in the East Sea
    • Study of Dokdo submarine dunes
    • Study of Dokdo submarine landslides
[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
[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
[Young-jin Moon]
  • Title : professor
  • Major : Biomechanics
  • Phone : 82-42-821-6454
  • E-mail : moony@hanmail.net
  • room : Natural Science Building,1311
[Nam, Sangwoo]
  • Title : professor
  • Major : Sociology of Sport
  • Phone : 82-42-821-6453
  • E-mail : sangwoo@cnu.ac.kr
  • room : Natural Science Building,1316
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