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Associate Professor, Genetics

Research Interests

Keywords: Hi-C, Chromatin architecture, Neuropsychiatric disorders, Substance use disorder, Functional Genomics, Massively parallel reporter assay

Lab Website

We try to bridge the gap between genetic risk factors for psychiatric illnesses and neurobiological mechanisms by decoding the regulatory relationships of the non-coding genome. In particular, we implement Hi-C, a genome-wide chromosome conformation capture technique, to identify the folding principle of the genome in human brain. We then leverage this information to identify the functional impacts of the common variants associated with neuropsychiatric disorders.

Mentor Training:

  • Bias 101

Training Program Affiliations:

  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology


NCBI Bibliography

Hyejung Won in UNC Genetics News

Hyejung Won, PhD