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Scientists Reveal Genetic Architecture Underlying Alcohol, Cigarette Abuse

July 25, 2022

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Hyejung Won, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics, used a new kind of computational tool to parse the complicated genetics that put some people at higher risk of becoming addicted to alcohol, cigarettes, and likely other substances of abuse.

Highlighted Faculty: Hyejung Won, PhD, Assistant Professor

November 1, 2021

Dr. Hyejung Won was recruited to the Department of Genetics and the Neuroscience Center at UNC Chapel Hill in 2018. Her up-and-coming research program integrates innovative genomic approaches with basic neurobiology to develop a systematic understanding of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Won’s scientific career began at KAIST in Daejeon, South Korea where she earned … Continued

Won, Mohlke, Love awarded UM1 as part of the new IGVF consortium at NHGRI

September 9, 2021

Hyejung Won (PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Neuroscience Center), Karen Mohlke (PhD, Professor, Department of Genetics), and Mike Love (PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Genetics), were awarded a 5-year $9.25 million UM1 grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) titled “Systematic in vivo characterization of disease-associated regulatory variants”. The … Continued