Jayoung Ku, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jayoung joined the lab in August 2023 as a postdoctoral fellow. He received a PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, Republic of Korea in 2023. His PhD research in Yoosik Kim’s group focused on post-transcriptional gene regulation by double-stranded RNAs (dsRNAs), especially inverted repeats of Alu elements (IRAlus) inserted within 3′ UTR of mRNAs. During his training, he studied a variety of research topics, including alternative splicing and viral RNA detection platform using polymers. With the state-of-the-the art bioinformatics research capabilities in the Lee lab, his solid experimental expertise in RNA biology will enable him to pursue his long-term goal of understanding the role of repetitive elements in gene regulation.