B.S.  1998  Ewha Womans University, Environmental Engineering
M.S.  2001 Ewha Womans University, Environmantal Engineering
Ph.D. 2007 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 


2001-2007:     Doctoral Candidate, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
2008-2013:     Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
2013-2014:     Associate Research Scientist of Genetics, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
2014-present:  Research Scientist, Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX


2004:  Dae-Sang Award (the first prize for presentation), The Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology
2010:  First place outstanding presentation award, Department of Genetics
2012:  postdoctoral fellowship support by the Department of Genetics of Yale University


  1. Je Hwan Chang, Yoon Jung Kim, Bum Hwan Lee, Kyung-Suk Cho, Hee Wook Rue, Yong Keun Chang and Ho Nam Chang. Production of a desulfurization biocatalyst by 2-stage fermentation and its application for the treatment of model and diesel oils. Biotechnology Progress, 17(5), 876-880 (2001)  

  2. Yoon Jung Kim, Je Hwan Chang, Kyung-Suk Cho, Hee Wook Ryu, and Yong Keun Chang. A Physiological Study on Growth and Dibenzothiophene (DBT) Desulfurization haracteristics of Gordonia sp. CYKS1. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering 21:436-441 (2004).

  3. Bandi Srinivasulu, Yoon Jung Kim, Soon Ok Sa, and Yong Keun Chang. Statistical Approach to Development of Culture Medium for Ansamitocin P-3 Production with Actinosynnema pretiosum ATCC 31565. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 15:930-937 (2005). 

  4. Bandi Srinivasulu, Yoon Jung Kim, Yong Keun Chang, Guangdong Shang, Tin-Wein Yu, and Heinz G. Floss. Construction of asm2 Deletion Mutant of Actinosynnema pretiosum and Medium Optimization for Ansamitocin P-3 Production Using Statistical Approach. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 16:1338-1346 (2006).

  5. Yoon Jung Kim, Soon Ok Sa, Yong Keun Chang, Soon-Kwang Hong. Overexpression of Shinorhizobium meliloti Hemoprotein in Streptomyces lividans Enhanced Secondary Metabolites Production. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 17:2066-2070 (2007).

  6. Yoon Jung Kim, Jae Yang Song, Myung Hee Moon, Colin P. Smith, Soon-Kwang Hong, and Yong Keun Chang. pH shock induces overexpression of regulatory and biosynthetic genes for actinorhodin production in Streptomyces coelicolorA3(2). Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 76:1119-30 (2007).

  7. Choeng, Yong-Hoon, Ji-Yeon Yang, Gaetan Delcroix, Yoon Jung Kim, Yong Keun Chang, and Soon-Kwang Hong. Expression and Characterization of Trehalose Biosynthetic Modules in the Adjacent Locus of the Salbostatin Gene Cluster. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 17(10), 1675-1681 (2007).

  8. Jae Yang Song, Yoon Jung Kim, Young-Soo Hong, Yong Keun Chang. Enhancement of geldanamycin production by pH shock in batch culture of Streptomyces hygroscopicus subsp. duamyceticus. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 18(5), 897-900, (2008)

  9. Yoon Jung Kim, Jae Yang Song, Colin P. Smith, Soon-Kwang Hong, Yong Keun Chang. Effect of pH shock on the secretion system in Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2). J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 18(4), 658-662, (2008)

  10. Yoon Jung Kim, Myung Hee Moon, Jae Yang Song, Colin P.Smith, Soon-Kwang Hong, Yong Keun Chang. Acidic pH shock induces expressions of a wide range of stress-response genes. BMC Genomics, 9, 604 (2008) 

  11. Shin-Hea Park, Si-Sun Choi, Yoon Jung Kim, Yong Keun Chang, David H Sherman, Eung-Soo Kim. Functional Expression of SCO7832 Stimulates Tautomycetin Production via Pathway-specific Regulatory Gene Overexpression in Streptomyces sp. CK4412. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 36: 993-998 (2009) 

  12. Yoon Jung Kim, An Na Moon, Eung Soo Kim, Chang Joon Kim, Yong Keun Chang. Gene-expression analysis of acidic pH shock effects on two-component systems in Streptomycin coelicolor. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, (2009), 14 : 584-590

  13. David A. Wacker, Yoon Jung Kim and Tae Hoon Kim. Chromatin modifications distinguish genomic features and physical organization of the nucleus. in Handbook of Epigenetics: The New Molecular and Medical Genetics (ed. T. Tollefsbol). Elsevier Academic Press (2010).

  14. Yoon Jung Kim, Katharine R. Cecchini and Tae Hoon Kim*. Conserved, developmentally regulated mechanism couples chromosomal looping and heterochromatin barrier activity at the homeobox gene A locus. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA 108:7391-7396 (2011)

  15. Yoon Jung Kim, Myung Hee Moon, Jae Sun Lee, Soon-Kwang Hong, and Yong Keun Chang. Roles of putative sodium-hydrogen antiporter(SHA) genes in S. coelicolor A3(2) culture with pH variation. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 21(9), 979-987 (2011)

  16. Baysal BE, McKay SE, Kim YJ, Zhang Z, Alila L, Willett-Brozick JE, Pacak K, Kim TH, Shadel GS. Genomic imprinting at a boundary element flanking the SDHD locus. Hum Mol Genet. 20(22):4452-4461 (2011)

  17. Yoon Jung Kim, Celeste B. Greer, Katharine R. Cecchini, Lyndsay N. Harris, David P. Tuck  and Tae Hoon Kim. HDAC inhibitors induce transcriptional repression of high copy number genes in breast cancer through elongation blockade. Oncogene. 23:2828-2835 (2013).

  18. A. Raja Banerjee*, Yoon Jung Kim* and Tae Hoon Kim. A novel virus-inducible enhancer of the interferon-β gene with tightly linked promoter and enhancer activities. Nucleic Acids Research 42:12537-54 (2014).*equal contribution

  19. Ifeoma Jane Nwigwe, Yoon Jung Kim, David A. Wacker and Tae Hoon Kim. Boundary associated long noncoding RNA mediates long-range chromosomal interactions. PLoS ONE 10(8):e0136104. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0136104 (2015).

  20. Justin L. Tan, Rachel D. Fogley, Ryan A. Flynn, Julien Ablain, Song Yang, Violaine Saint-André, Zi Peng Fan, Brian T. Do, Alvaro C. Laga, Koh Fujinaga, Cristina Santoriello, Celeste B. Greer, Yoon Jung Kim, John G. Clohessy, Anne Bothmer, Nicole Pandell, Serine Avagyan, John E. Brogie, Ellen van Rooijen, Elliot J. Hagedorn, Ng Shyh-Chang, Richard M. White, David H. Price, Pier Paolo Pandolfi, B. Matija Peterlin, Yi Zhou, Tae Hoon Kim, John M. Asara, Howard Y. Chang, Richard A. Young and Leonard I. Zon. Stress from Nucleotide Depletion Activates the Transcriptional Regulator HEXIM1 to Suppress Melanoma. Molecular Cell 62:34-46 (2016).

  21. Qianqian Ye, Yoon Jung Kim, Hongyu Zhao and Tae Hoon Kim. Three distinct velocities of elongating RNA polymerase define exons and introns. bioRxiv doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/044123 (2016).

  22. Yoon Jung Kim and Tae Hoon Kim. Chromosome Conformation Capture for Research on Innate Antiviral Immunity. Methods in Molecular Biology 1656:195-208 (2017).

  23. Brian S. Johnson, Yingtao Zhao, Maria D. Fasolino, Janine M. Lamonica, Yoon Jung Kim, Katie H. Wood, Daniel Bu, Yue Cui, Darren Goffin, Tae Hoon Kim and Zhaolan Zhou. Biotin tagging of MeCP2 reveals contextual insights into the Rett syndrome transcriptome. Nature Medicine 23:1203-1214 (2017).

  24. Ying-Tao Zhao, Deborah Y. Kwon, Brian S. Johnson, Maria Fasolino, Janine M. Lamonica, Yoon Jung Kim, Boxuan Simen Zhao, Chuan He, Golnaz Vahedi, Tae Hoon Kim and Zhaolan Zhou. Long genes linked to autism spectrum disorders harbor broad enhancer-like chromatin domains.  Genome Research doi:10.1101/gr.233775.117 (2018).