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Inhee Mook-Jung

Professor & Chairman

Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences
Seoul National University, College of Medicine


  • 1982 - 1986B.S., Seoul National University
  • 1991 - 1995Ph.D.,University of Arizona, U.S.A.

Present Titles

2015 - present Chairman, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,
Seoul National University College of Medicine
2015 - Present Member, Korean Academy Science and Technology
2013 - Present Board of Directors,
Korean Society for Neurodegenerative Diseases
2014 - Present Board of Directors, Korean Society for Integrated Biological Sciences
Board of Directors, Women’s Bioscience Forum
2016 - Present Organizing Committee Member, ADPD international conference
2011 - present Editor, Journal of Alzheimer’s disease
2012 - present Editorial Board member, Experimental Molecular Medicine
2004~Present Professor, Dept. Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences,
Seoul National University College of Medicine
2010 - Present Member, Alzheimer’s disease Association
1997-presnet Member, Society for Neuroscience, USA

Professional Careers

  • 1987 - 1991Researcher, UC Irvine
  • 1995 - 1996Post-doc, UC San Diego
  • 1996 - 2003Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor, Ajou University School of Medicine
  • 2008 - 2013Director, World Class University, Seoul National University
  • 2012 - 2014Director, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Seoul National University
  • 2014 - 2015Delegate of Korea, Session of Alzheimer’s disease, OECD
  • 2014 - 2015Acting Director, Korean Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Honors and Awards

  • 2011Macrogen Woman Scientist Award, Society for Biochemisty& Molecular Biology
  • 2011Award from the minister of Health & Welfare Department
  • 2013Award from the minister of Health & Welfare Department
  • 2013Global Creative Researcher Award, Seoul National University
  • 2015Korea Loreal-UNESCO Woman Scientist Award
  • 2018Seoul National University Research Award
  • 2019Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dong Hun Award

Research Interests

Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease
Identification of blood biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis
Development of validation platform for drug target through patient-derived organoid model of Alzheimer’s disease


Professor Inhee Mook-Jung is a leading Neuroscientist in Korea. She has been working on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis with various research tools including live cell imaging and two photon microscopy in live animals. She published more than 172 SCI papers and 20 patents. Her main focus for AD research is how Aβ and tau affect normal physiology of cells (neuron, microglia, astrocyte, endothelial cells of BBB) in the brain. Also, she is interested in the crosstalk between peripheral immune system and CNS in the presence of Aβ and tau. In addition, she has been studied therapeutic targets as well as blood biomarker for early detection of AD in collaboration with clinical experts.