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  • Assistant Professor of Pathology

    PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2010; BS, Korea National Open University, 2005; MD, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 2002
    Research Interests
    • Cell Differentiation
    • Liver
    • Metaplasia
    • Stem Cells
    • Stomach
    • Stomach Neoplasms
    • Cell Dedifferentiation
    • EGF Family of Proteins
    • Cell Plasticity
    Won Jae Huh completed his medical education at the Seoul National University in South Korea. Then he pursued Ph.D. training in Developmental Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. His Ph.D. thesis work with Dr. Jason Mills focused on the transcriptional regulation of gastric chief cell differentiation. Won Jae completed his residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He did his postdoctoral research training on EGFR and Notch signaling crosstalk in gastric premalignant conditions with Dr. Robert Coffey at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Won Jae is a recipient of the NIDDK Clinical Scientist Career Development Award. He was an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center prior to joining the Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine in 2021.
  • Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, Korea University, 2014; MS, Seoul National University, 2002; BS, Dankook University, 2000
    Miyoung Shin, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale School of Medicine and a member of the Huh Lab, which studies Ménétrier's disease, cell plasticity, and sex-differential expression of the epidermal growth factor receptor. Dr. Shin previously worked as a staff research associate at the UC San Diego Center for Epigenomics, where she was a key member of the Functional and Spatial Genomics team focused on cellular heterogeneity in human disease.Dr. Shin earned her PhD in Molecular Biology from Korea University in Seoul, her MS in Biological Sciences from Seoul National University, and her BS in Molecular Biology from Dankook University. Her initial postdoctoral work at Yale has included preparing preliminary data and manuscripts for a research article in gastric cancer.Her research interests are in spatial genomics and cancer biology and throughout her scientific career, she has published several peer-reviewed articles targeting and monitoring EGFR functioning in cancer cells. Dr. Shin’s academic training and research experiences have provided her with a unique background and skills in molecular biology and cancer research. With these experiences, her goal is to contribute to verifying the promising targets of advanced cancer progression at single-cell resolution.Dr. Shin’s time at the UC San Diego Center for Epigenomics gave her the opportunity to discover the critical molecular mechanisms and chromatin changing involved in human diseases, such as type II diabetes and heart failure, to identify novel therapeutic targets using MERFISH (Multiplexed Error Robust Fluorescence in situ Hybridization) techniques. She contributed to the setup of single-molecule FISH experiments in the lab and optimizing the protocol for reproducible results in spatial genomics application.Prior to San Diego, Dr. Shin was a Molecular Geneticist at the Center for Human Genetics at Clemson University, where she worked on development and setups for NGS approaches with NovaSeq6000 and minion and prepared the SOPs for NGS library generation and automation with Eppendorf epMotion. She also served as a Postdoctoral Associate at Sylvester Cancer Center, University of Miami, and as a Postdoctoral Associate at the College of Pharmacy, University of Florida.