Ph.D. Biochemistry & Structural Biology - SUNY Stony Brook
Lab of Prof. Daniel Raleigh
B.S. Biology - SUNY Geneseo
Daeun had lived in South Korea until she moved to the U.S. to study back in 2012. She majored in Biology at the State University of New York at Geneseo, where she researched with Professor Kazushige Yokoyama. Her undergraduate research was to study the dynamic probing of the self-assembly process of amyloid beta 1-40 at a nanoscale interfacial environment. During the gap months before she started her Ph.D. program, she worked as a full-time researcher with Dr. Jinhyun Kim and Dr. Jinyong Hwang, MD, at Gyeongsang National University Hospital.
Daeun completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Structural Biology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She got trained in solid-phase peptide synthesis, purification, and biophysical studies in Professor Daniel Raleigh’s lab. During her Ph.D. research, she explored sequence determinants of amyloid formation by Amylin, an amyloidogenic peptide hormone associated with type 2 diabetes, through complementary approaches.
Daeun moved to Texas in order to join as a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Newberry’s lab, and she is intrigued by understanding the protein misfolding processes in living cells with interdisciplinary methods.