Jang-Soo Chun

Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (GIST)

Dr. Jang-Soo Chun is a Distinguished Professor at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (GIST) in Korea. He received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1992 and post-doctoral training at Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. His laboratory is interested in the molecular mechanisms of osteoarthritis (OA) pathogenesis. Although OA is the most common form of age-related degenerative whole-joint disease, molecular mechanisms that underlie the pathogenesis of OA are largely unknown. His main research interests are transcriptional reprograming and metabolic disorders in OA pathogenesis. His current publications include papers in Cell (2014) and Nature (2019).