Hojoong Kwak

Assistant Professor

Starts Jan. 1, 2016

Department and Program Affiliations:
Molecular Biology & Genetics

Academic focus:

Regulation of human gene expression; experimental and computational modeling of the life of RNA

Current research project: 
Identifying regulatory regions of the genome through population analysis; understanding the biogenesis of RNA lifespan in stress response and disease; probing the landscape of single cell genome and transcriptome.

Previous positions: 
Research Associate, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, 2015
Research Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Michigan, 2013-2015
Public Health Doctor, Korea Food and Drug Administration, 2005-2008

Academic background: 
Ph.D., Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Cornell University, 2013
M.S., Biochemistry, Seoul National University, 2005
M.D., Medicine, Seoul National University, 2002
Premedical Sciences, Seoul National University, 1998

Last book read:
The Language of Life Francis Collins

In your own time/when not working:
Playing tennis and swimming, home improvement, crafts with my daughter

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Molecular Basis of Human Disease

What most excites you about Cornell:
Welcoming colleagues, talented students, and Ithaca Bakery