Won Hee Jung

Research Associate
Michael Smith Laboratories
University of British Columbia


Ph.D., University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 2003
M.Sc., Sogang University, South Korea, 1999
B.Sc., Chungang University, South Korea, 1993

Research Interests

I received my PhD at the University of Manchester (UMIST), where I studied the roles of cAMP phosphodiesterases in Candida albicans in relation to the morphological transition and antifungal drug susceptibility. After completing my PhD, I came to Jim Kronstad’s lab at UBC to work on the regulatory mechanisms of iron utilization in Cryptococcus neoformans. I moved to Chung-Ang University, Korea in 2009, and am currently an Assistant Professor of the Department of Biotechnology, where my studies focus on how iron regulatory mechanisms influence antifungal drug susceptibility in C. neoformans.  I have been collaborating with Jim and regularly visit the Kronstad lab for research work.