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Jonghwan Kim

Associate Professor
Molecular Biosciences

Transcriptional and epigenetic regulations in Pluripotent stem cells and trophoblast lineage development


Phone: 512-232-8045

Office Location
NMS 4.314

Postal Address
AUSTIN, TX 78712

Associate Professor (2017-present).
Assistant Professor, CPRIT Scholar (2011-2017).
     Department of Molecular Biosciences
     Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology
     The University of Texas at Austin
Instructor (2010-2011). Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
Research Fellow (2009-2010). Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
Research Associate (2006-2009). Laboratory of Dr. Stuart H. Orkin
     Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Harvard Medical School
Doctoral Research (2000-2005). Laboratory of Dr. Vishwanath R. Iyer, The University of Texas at Austin
Research Assistant (1999-2000). Laboratory of Dr. Chul Geun Kim, Department of Biology
     Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Mandatory Military Service (1994-1996). ROKA/EUSA, Yongsan, Seoul, Korea

NIH Bibliography: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/jonghwan.kim.1/bibliography/40768405/public/?sort=date&direction=descending


58. Lee BK, Jang YJ, Kim MJ, LeBlanc L, Rhee C, Lee J, Beck B, Shen W, Kim J (2019) Super-enhancer-guided mapping of regulatory networks controlling mouse trophoblast stem cells. Nature Communications. 10(1):4749

57. Mallam AL, Sae-Lee W, Schaub JM, Tu F, Battenhouse A, Jang YJ, Kim J, Wallingford JB, Finkelstein IJ, Marcotte EM, Drew K (2019) A system-wide roadmap of endogenous human ribonucleoprotein complexes. Cell Reports. 29(5) 1351-1369.

56. Seruggia D, Oti M, Tripathi P, Canver MC, LeBlanc L, Di Giammartino D, Bullen MJ, Nefzger CM, Sun YBY, Farouni R, Polo JM, Pinello L, Apostolou E, Kim J, Orkin SH, Das PP (2019) TAF5L and TAF6L maintain self-renewal of embryonic stem cells via the MYC regulatory network. Mol Cell. 74, 1-16

55. LeBlanc L, Lee BK, Yu AC, Kim M, Kambhampati AV, Dupont SM, Seruggia D, Ryu BU, Orkin SH, Kim J (2018) Yap1 safeguards mouse embryonic stem cells from excessive apoptosis during differentiation. Elife. 7:e40167.

54. Jeon Y, Kim T, Park D, Nuovo G, Rhee S, Joshi P, Lee BK, Jeong J, Suh SS, Grotzke JE, Kim SH, Song J, Sim H, Kim Y, Peng Y, Jeong Y, Garofalo Y, Zanesi N, Kim J, Liang G, Nakano I, Cresswell P, Nana-Sinkam P, Cui R, Croce C (2018). miRNA-mediated TUSC3 deficiency enhances UPR and ERAD to promote metastatic potential of NSCLC. Nature Communications. 9(1):5110.

53. Johnson TE, Lee JH, Zhou Y, Mosley TJ, Yang SH, the Bio-Bricks for Molecular Machines FRI stream, Uprety N, Kim J, Paull TT (2018) Homeodomain proteins directly regulate ATM kinase activity. Cell Reports. 24:1471-1483.

52. Wang E*, Sorolla A, Cunningham P, Bogdawa H, Dewhurst R, Cruickshank M, Beck B, Hoffmann K, Hopkins R, Kim J, Woo A, Watt P, Blancafort P (2018) Tumour penetrating peptides inhibiting Myc as a potent targeted therapeutic strategy for triple-negative breast cancers. Oncogene. 38(1):140-150.

51. Kim KY, Tanaka Y, Su J, Cakir B, Xiang Y, Patterson B, Ding JJ, Jung YW, Kim JH, Hysolli E, Lee H, Dajani R, Kim J, Zhong M, Lee JJ, Skalnik D, Lim JM, Sullivan G, Wang J, Park IH (2018) Uhrf1 regulates active transcriptional marks at bivalent domains in pluripotent stem cells through Setd1a. Nature Communications. 9(1):2583.

50. Beck S, Rhee C, Song J, Lee BK, Leblanc L, Cannon L, Kim J (2018) Implications of CpG islands on chromosomal architectures and modes of global gene regulation. Nucleic Acids Res. 46(9):4382-4391.

49. Rhee C, Kim J, Tucker HO (2018) Transcriptional regulation of the first fate decision. J Dev Biol Regen Med. 1(1). pii: 102.

48. Lee BK*, Uprety N*, Jang YJ, Tucker S, Rhee R, LeBlanc L, Beck S, Kim J (2018) Fosl1 overexpression directly activates trophoblast-specific gene expression programs in embryonic stem cells. Stem Cell Research. 26(1): 95–102.

47. Skamagki M, Dogan Y, Yeung P, Ross C, Baslan T, Dang L, Wang J, Beck S, Giunta S, Liu Z, Bohndorf M, Adjaye J, Funabiki H, Kim J, Lowe S, Collins J, Li H, Lu CW, Zhao R, Kim K (2017) Recovery of Genomic Stability by ZSCAN10 in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Aged Donors. Nature Cell Biology. 19(9):1037-1048.

46. Rhee C, Lee BK, Beck S, LeBlanc L, Tucker HO, Kim J (2017) Mechanisms of transcription factor-mediated direct reprogramming of mouse embryonic stem cells to trophoblast stem-like cells. Nucleic Acids Res. 45(17):10103-10114.

45. Wang L, Zhang F, Rode S, Ko K, Kim J, Iyer VR, Chen J, Qiao H (2017) Ethylene induces combinatorial effects of histone H3 acetylation in gene expression in Arabidopsis. BMC Genomics. 18(1):538.

44. Lee BK, Lee J, Shen W, Rhee C, Chung H, Kim J (2017) Fbxl19 Recruits Rnf20 to CpG Islands and Regulates H2B Mono-Ubiquitination. Nucleic Acids Res. 45 (12):7151-7166.

43. Rhee C, Edwards M, Dang C, Harris J, Kim J, Tucker HO (2017) Arid3a is required for mammalian placenta development. Developmental Biology. 422(2):83-91.



Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF), Preterm Birth Initiative Award, 2017
Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Award for Recruitment of First-Time,
Tenure-Track Faculty Members, 2011-2016.
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology Fellow, University of Texas, 2011-2017
The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology (KSMCB), Travel Award, 2010.
NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award, 2009-2014.
International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), Travel Award, 2008.
William S. Livingston Outstanding Employee Award Honorable Mention, UT-Austin, 2005.
The A. P. Bradie Endowed Fellowship, UT-Austin, 2002.



BIO344, Molecular Biology. Spring, 2013 - 2019.
BIO383K, Current Literature in Cell and Developmental Biology. Spring, 2012.
BIO397H, Dean’s Scholar’s Honors Thesis Program, Supervising Professor. Spring, 2012-present.

Positions Available (2019-2020)

1 Graduate Student
1 Postdoctoral Fellow