Staff Scientist

Jeesun Jung, Ph.D.

Focus Area

Clinical Research

Biographical Summary

Jeesun Jung, Ph.D. is a staff scientist who specializes in statistical genetics. Dr. Jung joined CGET in May 2018 and has previously worked at the Epidemiology and Biometry Branch in the NIAAA and at the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at Indiana University. Dr. Jung earned her Ph.D. in statistics at Texas A&M University and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Division of Statistical Genetics at the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on translational genomic and epigenomic approaches to identify novel biological mechanisms involved in alcohol use disorder and its associated endophenotype. She is also interested in developing statistical methods to deal with massive and complex genetic and epigenetic data.