JaeYoung Jung

UC San Diego , 2017
Ph.D. , Bioengineering
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I earned my Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering Program with a Doctoral Specialization in Multiscale Biology at UCSD under the supervision of Dr. Joanna McKittrick about the impact-resistance of the woodpecker head. I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering at Dankook University in South Korea and then I worked at U&i Corporation and Korea Institute of Science and Technology on the development of biodegradable metal alloy implants and medical devices. I also shortly worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute of Engineering Medicine at UCSD (supervised by Dr. Shu Chien in Bioengineering). I joined the Fields lab in July 2019 as a postdoctoral scholar. My current work involves studying cartilage endplates (CEPs) by utilizing his biomechanics and multiscale imaging & microscopy analysis techniques to further understand the effects of biochemical composition, microstructure, and permeability of CEPs on nutrition transport and disk regeneration.


UC San Diego

Ph.D. , Bioengineering

Class of 2017

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UC San Francisco
Postdoctoral Scholar , Orthopeadic Surgery

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