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2001 The Ohio State University, Ph.D. in Biochemistry (Ohio State Biochemistry Program)
1994 Seoul National University, M.S. in Chemistry (Biochemistry Major)
1992 Seoul National University, B.S. in Chemistry

Professional Experience

2017.09 - current: University of Seoul, Department of Life Science, Proferrsor
2012.09 - 2017.08: University of Seoul, Department of Life Science, Associate Proferrsor
2008.09 – 2012.08: University of Seoul, Department of Life Science, Assistant Proferrsor
2005.10 - 2008.08 Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University Research Associate
2001.10 - 2005.09 Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Research Interests

Lipocalin-2, Astrocyte, Ubiquitin, Protein degradation, Autophagy

Major Research Achievements

[2023.08] B. K. Jung, Y. Park, B. Yoon, J. S. Bae, S. W. Han, J. E. Heo , D. E. Kim*, K. Y. Ryu*, Reduced secretion of LCN2 (lipocalin 2) from reactive astrocytes through autophagic and proteasomal regulation alleviates inflammatory stress and neuronal damage. Autophagy, 19(8), 2296–2317, 2023.
[2022.10] S. W. Han, K. Y. Ryu, Increased clearance of non-biodegradable polystyrene nanoplastics by exocytosis through inhibition of retrograde intracellular transport. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 439, 129576, 2022.
[2021.07] B. Han*, B. K. Jung*, S. H. Park, K. J. Song, M. A. Anwar, K. Y. Ryu#, K. P. Kim#, Polyubiquitin gene Ubb is required for upregulation of Piwi protein level during mouse testis development. Cell Death Discovery, 7, 194, 2021.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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