정충원

Choongwon Jeong

Assistant Professor

정충원

Assistant Professor

Choongwon Jeong

정충원
Research
Bioinformatics Ecology Evolutionary Biology Genetics Genomics

Jeong lab focuses on production and analysis of population-scale genome-wide variation data to reconstruct past evolutionary history of human populations and other species. We are broadly interested in the following research topics:

1. Reconstructing past migration and admixture of world-wide human populations using ancient and present-day genomes
2. Delineating the genetic basis of complex adaptive phenotypes in natural populations
3. Understanding the role of genetic variation in human health and phenotypic diversity

Education/Career
Education
  • - 2002-2006 B.Sc. : School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University
  • - 2009-2011 M.Sc. : School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University
  • - 2011-2016 Ph.D. : Human Genetics, University of Chicago
Career
  • - 2016 - 2017 Post-doctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
  • - 2017 - 2019 Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
  • - 2019 - 현재 Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University
Publications
  1. Feldman M, Fernández-Domínguez E*, Reynolds L, Baird D, Pearson J, Hershkovitz I, May H, Goring-Morris N, Benz M, Gresky J, Bianco RA, Fairbairn A, Mustafaoğlu G, Stockhammer PW, Posth C, Haak W, Jeong C*, Krause J* (2019) Late Pleistocene human genome suggests a local origin for the first farmers of central Anatolia. Nat. Commun. 10:1218. (*corresponding authors)
  2. Jeong C†*, Wilkin S†, Amgalantugs T, Bouwman AS, Taylor WTT, Hagan RW, Bromage S, Tsolmon S, Trachsel C, Grossmann J, Littleton J, Makarewicz CA, Krigbaum J, Burri M, Scott A, Davaasambuu G, Wright J, Irmer F, Myagmar E, Boivin N, Robbeets M, Rühli FJ, Krause J, Frohlich B, Hendy J and Warinner C* (2018) Bronze Age population dynamics and the rise of dairy pastoralism on the eastern Eurasian steppe. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 115(48): E11248-E11255. (*corresponding authors; †equal contribution)
  3. Jeong C, Witonsky DB, Basnyat B, Neupane M, Beall CM, Childs G, Craig SR, Novembre J and Di Rienzo A (2018) Detecting past and ongoing natural selection among ethnically Tibetan women at high altitude in Nepal. PLoS Genet. 14(9): e1007650.
  4. van de Loosdrecht M, Bouzouggar A*, Humphrey L, Posth C, Barton N, Aximu-Petri A, Nickel B, Nagel S, Talbi EH, El Hajraoui MA, Amzazi S, Hublin J, Pääbo S, Schiffels S, Meyer M, Haak W, Jeong C* and Krause J* (2018) Pleistocene North African genomes link Near Eastern and sub-Saharan African human populations. Science. 360: 548-552. (*corresponding authors)
  5. Jeong C, Ozga AT, Witonsky D, Malmström H, Edlund H, Hofman C, Hagan RW, Jakobsson M, Lewis CM, Aldenderfer M, Di Rienzo A and Warinner C (2016) Long-term genetic stability and a high altitude East Asian origin for the peoples of the high valleys of the Himalayan arc. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103(27): 7485-7490.