Sibum Sung

  • Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Our research interests focus on the genetic, molecular and biochemical understandings of plant development through plant-environment interactions. We are particularly interested in the epigenetic regulation of the floral transition by environmental cues, such as temperature. The molecular nature of this environmentally-induced epigenetic change has been a fascinating question in plant biology. Changes in Histone modifications, non-coding RNAs, and chromatin conformation are involved in this epigentic switch. Therfore, we seek to understand this environmentally-induced epigenetic switch in plants as a model system to study gene regularoty mechanisms in eukaryotes.

Research Areas

  • Molecular Biology or Genetics

Fields of Interest

  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Plant Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics

Centers and Institutes

  • Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Graduate Programs


  • Seoul National University, Biology, BS (summa cum laude), 1996
  • Seoul National University, Biology, MS, 1998
  • University of Wisconsin in Madison, Biochemistry, PhD, 2004
  • University of Wisconsin in Madison, Biochemistry, Postdoc, 2004 ~ 2007