Being trained as a chemical biologist, I am highly motivated to mentor the next generation of chemical biologists interested in developing tools and addressing important biological questions in the protein homeostasis field. The multidisciplinary training has been at the core of my interest and success thus far in addressing biological problems. Therefore, the An lab members are encouraged to take adventures and go beyond their comfort zone when seeking answers to scientific questions, which is the core value and strength of multidisciplinary research.
• Rotation students and Ph.D. students who are interested in learning about the ongoing research in the An lab should email Heeseon: [email protected]
• Post-doctoral applicants should send an email with a recent CV and contact information for at least three references. (The availability of postdoc positions in the An lab changes over time; inquiring about the availability in early advance will be appreciated)
About the PI
Heeseon is the newest member of the Chemical Biology Program at Sloan Kettering Institute. She is an experimental scientist with multidisciplinary research training in the area of protein homeostasis. As an undergraduate researcher and master’s degree student, Heeseon focused on learning synthetic organic chemistry and the fundamentals of chemical biology in the lab of Professor Seung Bum Park at Seoul National University. During her PhD training in Professor Alexander Statsyuk’s lab at Northwestern University, Heeseon developed various chemical tools––activity-based probes, small molecule inhibitors and protein probes––to study the ubiquitin-proteasome system. Subsequently, she joined Professor Wade Harper’s group at Harvard Medical School to gain training in quantitative cell biology and a comprehensive view of protein homeostasis. In her independent research program at Sloan Kettering Institute, Heeseon will embrace her multidisciplinary research background to advance our understanding of protein homeostasis.