Faculty Information

Juhee Jeong, PhD

Associate Professor
Molecular Pathobiology
345 E. 24th Street, Room 1025A, New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-992-7146
E-mail: jj78@nyu.edu

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Postdoc, Craniofacial Development, University of California, San Francisco 2010
PhD, Biochemistry, Harvard University 2004
BS, Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) 1999

Honors / Credentials

  • 2017-2022 National Institute of Health Research Project Grant (R01)
  • 2015-2016 Whitehead Foundation Fellowship
  • 2014-2016 National Institute of Health Small Grant for New Investigators (R03)
  • 2014-2015 New York University Research Challenge Fund
  • 2013-2014 New York University Goddard Junior Faculty Fellowship
  • 2009-2013 National Institute of Health Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)

Research Interests / Professional Overview

As a developmental biology laboratory, we strive to understand the mechanisms by which cells acquire positional identity within embryonic tissue and thereby develop into a specific part of an organ. In particular, we are investigating the molecular genetic mechanisms behind craniofacial morphogenesis with emphasis on transcriptional regulation. Our laboratory utilizes multidisciplinary approaches including mouse genetics, genomics, biochemistry and molecular biology.

Current Funding


Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

Nagakura R, Yamamoto M, Jeong J, Hinata N, Katori Y, Chang WJ, Abe S. Switching of Sox9 expression during musculoskeletal system development. Scientific Reports. 10(1):8425, 2020.

Yamamoto M, Takada H, Ishizuka S, Kitamura K, Jeong J, Hinata N, Abe S. Morphological association between the muscles and bones in the craniofacial region. PLoS One. 15(1):e0227301, 2020.

Dasgupta K, Chung JU, Asam K, Jeong J. Molecular patterning of the embryonic cranial mesenchyme revealed by genome-wide transcriptional profiling. Developmental Biology. 455(2):434-448, 2019.

Cesario JM, Landin Malt A, Chung JU, Khairallah MP, Dasgupta K, Asam K, Deacon LJ, Choi V, Almaidhan AA, Darwiche NA, Kim K, Johnson RL, Jeong J. Anti-osteogenic function of a LIM-homeobox transcription factor LMX1B is essential to early patterning of the calvaria. Developmental Biology. 443(2):103-116, 2018.

Cesario JM, Almaidhan A, Jeong J. Expression of Forkhead box transcription factor genes Foxp1 and Foxp2 during jaw development. Gene Expression Patterns. 20(2):111-119, 2016.

Cesario JM, Landin Malt A, Deacon LJ, Sandberg M, Vogt D, Tang Z, Zhao Y, Brown S, Rubenstein JL, Jeong J. Lhx6 and Lhx8 promote palate development through negative regulation of a cell cycle inhibitor gene, p57Kip2. Human Molecular Genetics. 24(17):5024-5039, 2015.

Bae C, Jeong J, Saint-Jeannet JP. A novel function for Egr4 in posterior hindbrain development. Scientific Reports. 5:7750, 2015.

Landin Malt A, Cesario JM, Tang Z, Brown S, Jeong J. Identification of a face enhancer reveals direct regulation of LIM homeobox 8 (Lhx8) by Wingless-Int (WNT)/β-catenin signaling. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 289(44):30289-30301, 2014.

Almaidhan A*, Cesario JM*, Landin Malt A, Zhao Y, Sharma N, Choi V, Jeong J. Neural crest-specific deletion of Ldb1 leads to cleft secondary palate with impaired palatal shelf elevation. BMC Developmental Biology. 14:3, 2014. *: Equal contribution.

Jeong J*, Cesario JM, Zhao Y, Burns L, Westphal H, Rubenstein JLR*. Cleft palate defect of Dlx1/2-/- mouse mutant is caused by lack of vertical outgrowth in the posterior palate. Developmental Dynamics. 241(11):1757-1769, 2012. *: Co-corresponding authors.