• Min Jee Kwon, Ph.D.
  • PhD, 2012-2020



University of California, Irvine (B.S.)

Majors: Biological Sciences & Psychology


Major: Brain & Cognitive Sciences


Research Projects:

Modulation of protein toxicity in neurodegenerative diseases


Cho, J.H., Kim, K., Kim, S.A., Park, S., Park, B.-O., Kim, J.-H., Kim, S.-Y., Kwon, M.J., Han, M.H., Lee, S.B., Park, B.C., Park, S.G., Kim, J.-H., and Kim. S. (2020) Deubiquitinase OTUD5 is a positive regulator of mTORC1 and mTORC2 signlaing pathways. Cell Death. Differ. doi: 10.1038/s41418-020-00649-z.

Han, M.H.*, Kwon, M.J.*, Ko, B.S.*, Hyeon, D.Y., Lee, D., Kim, H.-J., Hwang, D., and Lee, S.B. (2020) NF-κB disinhibition contributes to dendrite defects in fly models of neurodegenerative diseases. J. Cell Biol. 219(12):e202004107. doi: 10.1083/jcb.202004107. (*: co-first author).

Kwon, M.J.*, Han, M.H.*, Bagley, J.A., Hyeon, D.Y., Ko, B.S., Lee, Y.M., Cha, I.J., Kim, S.Y., Kim, D.Y., Kim, H.M., Hwang, D., Lee, S.B., and Jan, Y.N. (2018) Coiled-coil structure-dependent interactions between polyQ proteins and Foxo lead to dendrite pathology and behavioral defects. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. pii: 201807206. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1807206115. (*: co-first author). * Recommended in F1000 prime: * Selected as BRIC 한빛사 논문/ 추천논문: * BRIC 한빛사 interview: * Highlighted in the "In this issue" section:

Chung, C.G.*, Kwon, M.J.*, Jeon, K.H.*, Hyeon, D.Y.*, Han, M.H., Park, J.H., Cha, I.J., Cho, J.H., Kim, K., Rho, S., Kim, G.R., Jeong, H., Lee, J.W., Kim, T., Kim, K., Kim, K.P., Ehlers, M.D., Hwang, D., and Lee, S.B. (2017)  Golgi outpost synthesis impaired by toxic polyglutamine proteins contributes to dendritic pathology in neurons. Cell Reports 20:356-369. (*: co-first author) * Recommended in F1000 prime: * Selected as BRIC 한빛사 추천논문:

Kwon, M.J., Kim, J.-H., Kim, T., and Lee, S.B. (2017) Pharmacological intervention of early neuropathy in neurodegenerative diseases.Pharmacol. Res. 119:169-177.

Kwon, M.J., Kim, S., Han, M.H., and Lee, S.B. (2016) Epigenetic changes in neurodegenerative diseases. Mol. Cells 39:783-789.

Honors & Awards:

2019 SLB Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award at KSMCB

2019 Invited Speaker, KSMCB

2019 Granted for domestic Post-doc training supported by Korean government

2019 DGIST Hyeseul Excellent Thesis Award at DGIST Commencement 2019

2018 DGIST Outstanding Researcher Award

2018 DGIST BCS 2018 Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence

2018 BRIC 한국을 빛내는 사람들 Interview

2018 KDRC Best Poster Award, Korean Society for Drosophila

2018 Invited Speaker (KDRC Young Investigator Session), Korean Society for Drosophila

2017 Best Presentation Award, KSMCB

2017 Invited Speaker (Young Investigator Session), KSMCB

2015 DGIST Travel Award (Gordon Conference)

Thesis title:

Coiled coil structure-mediated interactions between polyQ proteins and Foxo contribute to polyQ-induced defects in Drosophila