Jean-Ju Chung, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology

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Jean-Ju Chung, PhD

Lab Location

  • Sterling Hall of Medicine, B-Wing
    333 Cedar Street
    New Haven, CT, 06510

Office Location

  • Sterling Hall of Medicine, B-Wing
    333 Cedar Street
    New Haven, CT, 06510

Mailing Address

  • Cellular & Molecular Physiology

    Yale School of Medicine, SHM-B147, 333 Cedar street

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States

Jean-Ju Chung
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Biography

Jean-Ju L. Chung received her bachelors and masters degree from Seoul National University, Korea and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2007. She was a postdoctoral fellow with David E. Clapham in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. She joined Yale's Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology as a faculty member in September, 2015.

Her research is devoted to investigating cellular signaling via the membrane receptors and ion channels, with a current emphasis on mature spermatozoan motility and fertilization capacity. She has focused her efforts on the primary calcium channel of spermatozoa, CatSper, and has defined its subunits, its distribution in spermatozoa, its function in capacitation, and its effects on fertility. The Chung laboratory applies novel technologies to sperm biology and reproductive research including super-resolution imaging methods, and is continuing to study physiologically relevant molecular changes during mammalian fertilization.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Neuroscience and Biochemistry (2007)
  • MS
    Seoul National University, Neuroendocrinology (1999)
  • BS
    Seoul National University, Molecular Biology (1997)
  • Instructor
    Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston
  • Postdoctoral fellow
    Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Goodman-Gilman Yale Scholar Award2015
Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology (KSMCB) Travel Grant Award2014
Dr. M. Juda Folkman Research AwardChildren's Hospital Boston2014
Dr. M. Juda Folkman Research AwardChildren's Hospital Boston2011
Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award Pre-doctoral FellowshipNIH2004
Pre-doctoral FellowshipAmerican Heart Association2002

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