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Sook Jung

Assistant Research Professor

Sook Jung

Contact Info

Office: Johnson Hall 48
Phone: 509.335.7093

Department of Horticulture
Washington State University
PO Box 646414
Pullman, WA 99164-6414

Areas of Interest

  • Computational analysis of genome evolution and comparative genomics in Rosaceae and other eukaryotes
  • Develop sharable data storage and display principles and web interfaces and tools for genetic, genomic and breeding databases.

Educational Background

  • 2000-2001 – Postdoctoral research in Genetics, MIT
  • 1996-2000 – Ph.D. in Genetics, Clemson University
  • 1994-1995 – M.S. in Biochemistry, Clemson University
  • 1986-1990 – B.S. in Pharmacy, Pusan National University, Korea

Selected Publications

2017 – Jung S, Lee T, Cheng CH, Ficklin SP, Yu J, Humann J and Main D. Extension modules for storage, visualization and querying of genomic, genetic and breeding data in Tripal databases. Database (Oxford). 2017; 2017: bax092.

2016 – Jung S, Lee T, Ficklin SP, Yu J, Cheng CH and Main D. Chado Use Case: Storing Genomic, Genetic and Breeding Data of Rosaceae and Gossypium Crops in Chado. Database (Oxford). Database (Oxford). 2016; 2016: baw010

2015 – Jung S, Bassett C, Bielenberg DG, Cheng C, Dardick C, Main D, Meisel L, Slovin J, Troggio M and Schaffer R. A standard nomenclature for gene designation in the Rosaceae. Tree Genetics & Genomes 2015 11:108.

2014 – Jung S, Ficklin SP, Lee T, Cheng CH, Blenda A, Zheng P, Yu J, Bombarely A, Cho I, Ru S, Evans K, Peace C, Abbott AG, Mueller LA, Olmstead MA, Main D. The Genome Database for Rosaceae (GDR): year 10 update. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 42(1):D1237-44.

2014 – Yu J, Jung S, Cheng CH, Ficklin SP, Lee T, Zheng P, Jones D, Percy RG, Main D. CottonGen: a genomics, genetics and breeding database for cotton research. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 42(1):D1229-36.

2014 – Jung, S., & Main, D. Genomics and bioinformatics resources for translational science in Rosaceae. Plant Biotechnol Reports 2014 8:49-64

2013 – Evans K, Jung S, Lee T, Brutcher L, Cho I, Peace C, Main D. Addition of a breeding database in the Genome Database for Rosaceae. Database (Oxford). 2013 Nov 18;2013:bat078.

2013 – The International Peach Genome Initiative. The improved draft genome of peach (Prunus persica) identifies unique patterns of genetic diversity, domestication and genome evolution. Nat Genet. 2013 May;45(5):487-94.

2012 – Jung, S., Cestaro, A., Troggio, M., Main, D., Zheng, P., Cho, I., Folta, K., Sosinski, B., Abbott, A., Celton, J.M., Arus, P., Shulaev, V., Verde, I., Morgante, M., Rokhsar, D., Velasco, R., & Sargent, D. Whole genome comparisons of Fragaria, Prunus and Malus reveal different modes of evolution between Rosaceous subfamilies. BMC Genomics (2012) 13:129

2011 – Jung, S., Menda, N., Redmond, S., Buels, R., Friesen, M., Bendana, Y., Sanderson, L., Lapp, H., Lee, T., McCallum, B., Bett, K.E., Cain, S., Clements, D., Mueller, L., & Main, D. Natural Diversity module: A new generic schema for large-scale phenotyping and genotyping data. Database (2011) 2011:bar051. doi: 10.1093/database/bar051.