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Jong-Hyuk received his DVM and PhD from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea. During his PhD program, his area of study was veterinary pathology, with particular focus on mammary, colorectal, testicular, kidney and hematopoietic tumors in dogs.
Since joining the Modiano Lab as a post-doc in June 2011, Jong has been working on a project to determine the genetic and biologic basis for canine hemangiosarcoma (HSA), using bioinformatic approaches (genome-wide gene expression microarrays and RNA-seq analysis) and functional assays. In particular, he has focused his efforts on studies to determine and characterize which cells give rise to HSA and to understand how these cells interact with the tumor microenvironment.
As a Research Associate, Jong is currently working to identify novel chromosome translocations and their resulting fusion genes in canine and human vascular malignancies. He is also working on a project to tolerize antigen-specific immune response using models of spontaneous diabetes.
Married to Julee Park since 2009, Jong and his lovely wife continue to enjoy life together in beautiful Minnesota.
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