Chanung Wang

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  • Ph.D. Biology - University of Kentucky, 2018
  • Biology
Research Interests:
Availability

334 T.H. Morgan Building / Tuesday and Thursday - 1 to 3 pm
 
Education

2015 - current Ph. D. canidate, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
2013 - 2015  Ph. D. student,  Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
2009 - 2011  Master of Science, Department of Life Science, Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea
2002 - 2009  Bachelor of Science, Department of Life Science, Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea
  (2003- 2005)  Military service in South Korea
 
Research & Professional Positions

2013- current Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2011- 2013 Reseach Intern-Graduate, Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
2009- 2011 Grauduate Research Assistant, Department of Life Science, Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea
2006 - 2009 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Biology, Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea
 
Biography

How did evolution lead to a complex life form? How did some mammals, like humans, come to possess various types of cells and organs? Will I be able to induce the full development of such organs myself? These were the questions I had when I took a course on animal cell culture during sophomore, where I learned that life is more than the simple sum of its parts. I know each part is important for understanding and dissecting the whole, but I also believe that what makes an organism a living thing is something that comes out of the whole. This is the basic philosophy through which I see the biological world.

From the time I received my master’s degree, I had been hoping to study in the U.S. where biological science research is actively conducted and well-established. Therefore, I decided to go to U.S. to study and work. When I worked at Vanderbilt University, I found a big interest in neuroscience, especially sleep research. Currently, I am studying sleep research under Dr. Bruce O'Hara. I am so excited to learn and research about it. 

Research

Currently, I am researching circadian rhythms and sleep between the house mouse (Mus musculus) and African spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus) in single and group housing conditions. Also, I am doing EEG experiment and other sleep related experiments to know sleep patterns of African spiny mouse in detail.

Selected Publications: 

1.     Wang, C, Jung, D., Cao, Z., Chung, C.Y. Adenylyl Cyclase localization to the uropod of aggregating Dictyostelium cells requires RacC (2015) Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 465:613-619

2.     Wang, C.U. +, Lee, S.H. +, Jung, D.H., Yoshie, A., Kim, I.S., Hafner, J. H., Jeoung, E., Jang, W., Kwon, Y.E. (2012) Surface modified gold nanorods for specific cell targeting. Journal of the Korean Physical Society 60 :1700-1707 (Selected as the highlight article)

3.     Jung, H, Wang, C.U., Jang,W. (2009) Nano-C60 and Hydroxylated C60: Their Impacts on the Environment. Toxicol. Environ. Health. Sci. 1(2) :132-139

 
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