Gyungah Jun, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Biomedical Genetics Section

PhD, Case Western Reserve University
MS, Seoul National University

Dr. Jun has worked in a broad spectrum of medical fields including wet-lab based researches including purification and characterization of a B-lymphocyte inducing factor (BIF) using single cell cloning of human myeloma cell line and mouse models and establishment of human neuronal cell lines, and dry-lab (computational) researches including development of DNA pattern recognition program, investigation of loci involved in progression of type 2 diabetes, genome-wide linkage and association analyses for druse formation, age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and diabetic nephropathy using worldwide longitudinal cohorts, and identification of causal variants in an axon guidance molecule for age-related cortical cataract using targeted sequencing projects. She has also been involved in large genetics consortiums for diabetic nephropathy, age-related macular degeneration, age-related cataract, and Alzheimer’s disease. In these collaborative efforts, much of her work is engaged in study design, development of analysis plan, database development and management, implementation of statistical methods, and translational study design for drug discovery. Her current projects encompass multidisciplinary areas: (1) identify early biomarkers for Alzheimer disease in lens by identifying shared genetic markers for eye and brain related neurodegenerative phenotypes using sequencing and genome-wide linkage and association studies, (2) screen potential drug targets and risk screening tools for Alzheimer disease by investigating genetic architecture of DNA and mRNA from genes in axon guidance molecules, (3) discover causal mutations for idiopathic membranous nephropathy by sequencing candidate genes from multiethnic groups of subjects, (4) develop novel analytical and bioinformatics tools for bivariate framework on gene-gene and gene-environment interaction analyses, and (5) lead statistical analysis groups for international and nation-wide consortia for Alzheimer disease and eye diseases using genome-wide association data, whole exome and whole genome sequencing projects.

Research Interests:
Statistical genetics
Genetic Epidemiology
Develop large consortium database
Develop software
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  1. Jun GR, Chung J, Mez J, Barber R, Beecham GW, Bennett DA, Buxbaum JD, Byrd GS, Carrasquillo MM, Crane PK, Cruchaga C, De Jager P, Ertekin-Taner N, Evans D, Fallin MD, Foroud TM, Friedland RP, Goate AM, Graff-Radford NR, Hendrie H, Hall KS, Hamilton-Nelson KL, Inzelberg R, Kamboh MI, Kauwe JS, Kukull WA, Kunkle BW, Kuwano R, Larson EB, Logue MW, Manly JJ, Martin ER, Montine TJ, Mukherjee S, Naj A, Reiman EM, Reitz C, Sherva R, St George-Hyslop PH, Thornton T, Younkin SG, Vardarajan BN, Wang LS, Wendlund JR, Winslow AR. Transethnic genome-wide scan identifies novel Alzheimer''s disease loci. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Feb 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28183528; DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2016.12.012;.
  2. Mez J, Chung J, Jun G, Kriegel J, Bourlas AP, Sherva R, Logue MW, Barnes LL, Bennett DA, Buxbaum JD, Byrd GS, Crane PK, Ertekin-Taner N, Evans D, Fallin MD, Foroud T, Goate A, Graff-Radford NR, Hall KS, Kamboh MI, Kukull WA, Larson EB, Manly JJ. Two novel loci, COBL and SLC10A2, for Alzheimer''s disease in African Americans. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Feb; 13(2):119-129.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27770636; DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2016.09.002;.
  3. Tan AG, Kifley A, Mitchell P, Rochtchina E, Flood VM, Cumming RG, Jun G, Holliday EG, Scott RJ, Teo YY, Klein BE, Cheng CY, Iyengar SK, Wang JJ. Associations Between Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Polymorphisms, Serum Homocysteine Levels, and Incident Cortical Cataract. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar 17. PMID: 26986182; DOI: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.0167;.
  4. Ridge PG, Hoyt KB, Boehme K, Mukherjee S, Crane PK, Haines JL, Mayeux R, Farrer LA, Pericak-Vance MA, Schellenberg GD, Kauwe JS. Assessment of the genetic variance of late-onset Alzheimer''s disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2016 May; 41:200.e13-20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27036079; PMCID: PMC4948179; DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.02.024;.
  5. Ghani M, Reitz C, Cheng R, Vardarajan BN, Jun G, Sato C, Naj A, Rajbhandary R, Wang LS, Valladares O, Lin CF, Larson EB, Graff-Radford NR, Evans D, De Jager PL, Crane PK, Buxbaum JD, Murrell JR, Raj T, Ertekin-Taner N, Logue M, Baldwin CT, Green RC, Barnes LL, Cantwell LB, Fallin MD, Go RC, Griffith PA, Obisesan TO, Manly JJ, Lunetta KL, Kamboh MI, Lopez OL, Bennett DA, Hendrie H, Hall KS, Goate AM, Byrd GS, Kukull WA, Foroud TM, Haines JL, Farrer LA, Pericak-Vance MA, Lee JH, Schellenberg GD, St George-Hyslop P, Mayeux R, Rogaeva E. Association of Long Runs of Homozygosity With Alzheimer Disease Among African American Individuals. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Nov; 72(11):1313-23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26366463; PMCID: PMC4641052; DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.1700;.
  6. Østergaard SD, Mukherjee S, Sharp SJ, Proitsi P, Lotta LA, Day F, Perry JR, Boehme KL, Walter S, Kauwe JS, Gibbons LE. Associations between Potentially Modifiable Risk Factors and Alzheimer Disease: A Mendelian Randomization Study. PLoS Med. 2015 Jun; 12(6):e1001841; discussion e1001841. PMID: 26079503; PMCID: PMC4469461; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001841;.
  7. Hohman TJ, Cooke-Bailey JN, Reitz C, Jun G, Naj A, Beecham GW, Liu Z, Carney RM, Vance JM, Cuccaro ML, Rajbhandary R, Vardarajan BN, Wang LS, Valladares O, Lin CF, Larson EB, Graff-Radford NR, Evans D, De Jager PL, Crane PK, Buxbaum JD, Murrell JR, Raj T, Ertekin-Taner N, Logue MW, Baldwin CT, Green RC, Barnes LL, Cantwell LB, Fallin MD, Go RC, Griffith P, Obisesan TO, Manly JJ, Lunetta KL, Kamboh MI, Lopez OL, Bennett DA, Hardy J, Hendrie HC, Hall KS, Goate AM, Lang R, Byrd GS, Kukull WA, Foroud TM, Farrer LA, Martin ER, Pericak-Vance MA, Schellenberg GD, Mayeux R, Haines JL, Thornton-Wells TA. Global and local ancestry in African-Americans: Implications for Alzheimer''s disease risk. Alzheimers Dement. 2016 Mar; 12(3):233-43.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26092349; PMCID: PMC4681680; DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2015.02.012;.
  8. Mukherjee S, Walter S, Kauwe JS, Saykin AJ, Bennett DA, Larson EB, Crane PK, Glymour MM. Genetically predicted body mass index and Alzheimer''s disease-related phenotypes in three large samples: Mendelian randomization analyses. Alzheimers Dement. 2015 Dec; 11(12):1439-51. PMID: 26079416; PMCID: PMC4676945; DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2015.05.015;.
  9. Jun G, Ibrahim-Verbaas CA, Vronskaya M, Lambert JC, Chung J, Naj AC, Kunkle BW, Wang LS, Bis JC, Bellenguez C, Harold D, Lunetta KL, Destefano AL, Grenier-Boley B, Sims R, Beecham GW, Smith AV, Chouraki V, Hamilton-Nelson KL, Ikram MA, Fievet N, Denning N, Martin ER, Schmidt H, Kamatani Y, Dunstan ML, Valladares O, Laza AR, Zelenika D, Ramirez A, Foroud TM, Choi SH, Boland A, Becker T, Kukull WA, van der Lee SJ, Pasquier F, Cruchaga C, Beekly D, Fitzpatrick AL, Hanon O, Gill M, Barber R, Gudnason V, Campion D, Love S, Bennett DA, Amin N, Berr C, Tsolaki M, Buxbaum JD, Lopez OL, Deramecourt V, Fox NC, Cantwell LB, Tárraga L, Dufouil C, Hardy J, Crane PK, Eiriksdottir G, Hannequin D, Clarke R, Evans D, Mosley TH, Letenneur L, Brayne C, Maier W, De Jager P, Emilsson V, Dartigues JF, Hampel H, Kamboh MI, de Bruijn RF, Tzourio C, Pastor P, Larson EB, Rotter JI, O'Donovan MC, Montine TJ, Nalls MA, Mead S, Reiman EM, Jonsson PV, Holmes C, St George-Hyslop PH, Boada M, Passmore P, Wendland JR, Schmidt R, Morgan K, Winslow AR, Powell JF, Carasquillo M, Younkin SG, Jakobsdóttir J, Kauwe JS, Wilhelmsen KC, Rujescu D, Nöthen MM, Hofman A, Jones L. A novel Alzheimer disease locus located near the gene encoding tau protein. Mol Psychiatry. 2016 Jan; 21(1):108-17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25778476; PMCID: PMC4573764; DOI: 10.1038/mp.2015.23;.
  10. Wang LS, Naj AC, Graham RR, Crane PK, Kunkle BW, Cruchaga C, Murcia JD, Cannon-Albright L, Baldwin CT, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Kukull WA, Faber KM, Schupf N, Norton MC, Tschanz JT, Munger RG, Corcoran CD, Rogaeva E. Rarity of the Alzheimer disease-protective APP A673T variant in the United States. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Feb; 72(2):209-16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25531812; PMCID: PMC4324097; DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.2157;.
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