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Minjoung Kyoung

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Office: MEYR 475C
Phone: 410-455-3867
Cirriculum Vitae: MinjoungKyoung

Assistant Professor

Post-Doctoral Stanford University & UC Berkeley 2012; Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University 2008; M.S Ewha Womans University 2000; B.A. Ewha Womans University 1998

Professional Interests

 

Selected Publications

J. Diao, J. Burré, S. Vivona, D.J. Cipriano, M. Sharma, M. Kyoung, T. C. Südhof, A. T. Brungerα-Synuclein Induces Synaptic Vesicle Clustering Via Binding To Phospholipids And Synaptobrevin-2/VAMP2” eLife; 2013; 2, e00592

J. Diao, M. Zhao, Y. Zhang, M. Kyoung, A. T. Brunger “Studying protein-reconstituted proteoliposome fusion with content indicators in vitro” BioEssays; 2013; 35, 658-665.

M. Kyoung, Y. Zhang, J. Diao, S. Chu, A. T. Brunger “Studying calcium-triggered vesicle fusion in a single vesicle-vesicle content and lipid-mixing system” Nature Protocols; 2013; 8, 1-16.

J. Diao, P. Grob, D. J. Cipriano, M. Kyoung, Y. hang, S. Shah, A. Nguyen, M. Padolina, A. Srivastava, M. Vrljic, A. Shah, E. Nogales, S. Chu, A. T. Brunger “Synaptic proteins promote calcium-triggered fusion from point contract to full fusion” eLife; 2012; 1, e00109.

F. Verrier, S. An, A. M. Ferrie, H. Sun, M. Kyoung, H. Deng, Y. Fang, S. J. Benkovic, “GPCR signaling regulates the assembly of a multienzyme complex for purine biosynthesis” Nature chemical biology, 2011; 7, 909-915.

M. Kyoung, A. Srivastava, Y. Zhang, M. Vrljic, P. Grob, E. Nogales, S. Chu, A. T. Brunger “Ca2+-triggered single vesicle content mixing: fast fusion kinetics reveals mechanistic insights into neurotransmitter release” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011; 108 (29): E304-13.

· 20 most-read papers online during the month of July 2011 (www.pnas.org/reports/mfr1.dtl)

· Commentary from PNAS: ”Inside insight to membrane fusion” by Geert van den Bogaart and Reinhard Jahn. PNAS 2011 vol. 108 11729-11730 (http://www.pnas.org/content/108/29/11729.full )

· Research highlighted from Nature Methods : Nature Methods 2011 vol. 8, 708–709 (http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v8/n9/full/nmeth.1685.html?WT.ec_id=NMETH-201109)

· HHMI Bulletin :”When membranes merge ”Lab Book Soptlight November 2o11 p43 (http://www.hhmi.org/bulletin/nov2011/pdf/nov2011_fulltext.pdf)

S. An, Y. Deng, J. W. Tomsho, M. Kyoung, and S. J. Benkovic “Microtubule-assisted mechanism for functional metabolic macromolecular complex formation” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A., 2010, 285, 12871-12876.

S. An, M. Kyoung, J. J. Allen, K. M. Shokat, S. J. Benkovic “Dynamic regulation of a metabolic multi-enzyme complex by protein kinase CK2” Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2010, 285, 11093-11099.

M. Kyoung, E. D. Sheets “Vesicle diffusion close to a membrane: intermembrane interactions measured with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy” Biophysical Journal, 2008, 95, 5789-5797.

K. Vats, M. Kyoung, E. D. Sheets “Characterizing the chemical complexity of patterned biomimetic membranes” Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 2008, 1778, 2461-2468.

M. Kyoung, K. Karunwi, E. D. Sheets “A versatile multi-mode microscope to probe and manipulate nanoparticles and biomolecules” Journal of Microscopy, 2007, 225, 137-146.

M. Kyoung, E. D. Sheets, “Manipulating and probing the spatio-temporal dynamics of nanoparticles near surfaces” Proceedings of SPIE, 2006, 6326, 63262L.

M. Kyoung, S. Y. Kim, H. Y. Seok, I. S. Park, M. Lee, “Probing the caspase-3 active site by fluorescence lifetime measurements” Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 2002, 29, 74-79.

M. Kyoung, M. Lee, “ Z-scan studies on the third-order optical nonlinearity of Au nanoparticles embedded in TiO2.” Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, 2002, 21, 26-28.

M. Kyoung, M. Lee, “ Nonlinear absorption and refractive index measurements of silver nanorods by the Z-scan technique.” Optics Communications, 1999, 171, 145-148.

 

Honors/Awards

4/2007 The First place winner, 2007 Graduate Exhibition Award, The Pennsylvania State University

9/2006 Dan H. Waugh Teaching Award Honorable Mention, The Pennsylvania State University

7/2006 Dalalian Fellowship Award, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University

6/2006 The Newport and Spectra-Physics Research Excellence Travel Award (SPIE)

11/2005 Graduate Student Travel Award, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University

5/2004Analytical & Quantitative Light Microscopy, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

2003 Outstanding Student Honor Society, The Pennsylvania State University

2002 Roberts Fellowship, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University

Professional Experiences

1/2010 Session Chair, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Meeting, Maryland

6/2007-12/2007 Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University

8/2003-5/2007 Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, Physical Chemistry Lab

1/2003-6/2003 Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, Introductory Organic Chemistry

8/2002-12/2002 Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, Physical Chemistry- Quantum Chemistry

9/1999-12/1999 Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Ewha Womans University, Physical Chemistry Lab II, Seoul

3/1999-6/1999 Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Ewha Womans University, Physical Chemistry Lab I, Seoul

Professional Memberships

2003-Present: Biophysical Society

2004-2005: The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)

2012-Present:  American Association for Cancer Research

 

Funding

Meetings/Events

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 490: Special Topics in Chemistry – Fall 2014.

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