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Namyoung Jung

Class 2009
Education BS, Pohang University of Science and Technology

Dr. Andy Feinberg

Current Position Postdoctoral Associate

Stanford University

Research Interests

The evolution of epigenome
My thesis work is focused on looking at the evolution of epigenome. To do this, we are trying to compare DNA methylation of different organisms including human and other animals at whole genome level. We speculate that genetic variation which has an advantage under selection pressure drive epigenetic variation followed by phenotypic variation. I will study this relationship between epigenetic/genetic variation and phenotypic variation.


An LSC epigenetic signature is largely mutation independent and implicates the HOXA cluster in AML pathogenesis. Jung N, Dai B, Gentles AJ, Majeti R, Feinberg AP. Nat Commun. 2015 Oct 7;6:8489. PMID:26444494

Mutant WT1 is associated with DNA hypermethylation of PRC2 targets in AML and responds to EZH2 inhibition. Sinha S, Thomas D, Yu L, Gentles AJ, Jung N, Corces-Zimmerman MR, Chan SM, Reinisch A, Feinberg AP, Dill DL, Majeti R. Blood. 2015 Jan 8;125(2):316-26. Epub 2014 Nov 14. PMID:25398938

A comparison of non-integrating reprogramming methods. Schlaeger TM, Daheron L, Brickler TR, Entwisle S, Chan K, Cianci A, DeVine A, Ettenger A, Fitzgerald K, Godfrey M, Gupta D, McPherson J, Malwadkar P, Gupta M, Bell B, Doi A, Jung N, Li X, Lynes MS, Brookes E, Cherry AB, Demirbas D, Tsankov AM, Zon LI, Rubin LL, Feinberg AP, Meissner A, Cowan CA, Daley GQ. Nat Biotechnol. 2015 Jan;33(1):58-63. doi: 10.1038/nbt.3070. Epub 2014 Dec 1. PMID: 25437882