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  • Jian Xiong

    Jian Xiong

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemical Engineering

    BioI thrive to understand the roles of lysosomes in physiological and pathological conditions. Lysosomes are both degradation compartment and metabolic controlling hub, and dysregulation of lysosomal functions are frequently implicated in a vast number of diseases including neurodegenerative diseases, however, the systematic knowledge of the molecular mechanism by which lysosomal contributes to these diseases is lacking. Ion channels are the primary mediators of neuronal activity, defects in neuronal ion channel activity are linked with many kinds of neurodegenerative diseases. Interestingly, besides typical ion channels that are involved in the neuronal activity, defects in lysosomal ion channels, such as TRPML1, CLN7 and CLC-7 are also implicated in neuropathy. My previous work as Ph.D student in University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center focused on regulation of lysosomal function by ion channels and metabolites. I discovered a mechanism of lysosomal Na+ channel regulate mTORC1 activation by regulating lysosomal amino acid accumulation. I also discovered role of glutamine in controlling lysosomal degradation capacity. In the meantime, I developed novel methods to isolate organelles. My ultimate research goal is to understand the key developmental pathways and how alterations in gene sequences and expression contribute to human disease, therefore, I am pursuing independent academic researcher as my career goal. Starting Feb 2022, I work with Dr. Monther Abu-Remaileh at Stanford University on role of lysosomes in neurodegenerative diseases. I use genetics, chemical biology and omics approaches to study lysosome function under various physiological and pathological conditions, especially age-associated neurodegenerative disorders, and monogenic neurodegenerative lysosome storage diseases. In Stanford, I aim to integrate ionic regulation, metabolomic regulation and functional proteomic regulation to systematically understand the biology of lysosome in physiological conditions and pathological conditions.

  • Do Y. Yoon

    Do Y. Yoon

    Adjunct Professor, Chemical Engineering

    BioDo Y. Yoon is Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University since 2012. He obtained his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea (1969), and earned his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from University of Massachusetts Amherst, working with Richard S. Stein (1973). He did his postdoctoral study with Paul J. Flory in Chemistry Department of Stanford University (1973-1975). He then worked in IBM Research Laboratory in San Jose, California as Research Staff Member and Manager of Polymer Physics Group (1975-1999). From 1999 to 2012, he was Professor of Chemistry at Seoul National University, Korea, and served as the Korean spokesperson of the Germany-Korea International Research Training Group on “Self-organized Materials for Optoelectronics” (2006-2012) and also as member of science advisory board of LG Chem (2000-2006). He published about 260 research papers (h-index of 75 and about 20,000 citations), was elected a fellow of American Physical Society (1985), and received Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany (1999) and Academic Achievements Award from the Alumni Association of Seoul National University (2017). His research areas included molecular conformations & dynamics, semicrystalline molecular morphology, liquid crystalline state, surface and thin film characteristics of polymers, and structure-property relationships of polymers for information technology, organic electronics, and clean energy. He is a co-editor of "Selected Works of Paul J. Flory" and a co-author of "Paul John Flory: A Life of Science and Friends."