Byung-Hoon Jeong was born in Naju, Republic of Korea, in 1968. He graduated from the Department of Biology, Mokpo National University, Mokpo, Republic of Korea, in 1990 and received the M.S. degree in biology from the Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, in 1995. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in biology from the Kangwon National University, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea, in 2002. He served as a Section Chief at the Ilsong Institute of Life Science, Hallym University, Gangwon, Republic of Korea, from 1995 to 2013. He has been working as a Professor at the Korea Zoonosis Research Institute, Chonbuk National University, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea, since 2013. He has served as a Member of the Editorial Board of the World Journal of Medical Genetics, ISRN Genetics, Dataset Papers in Medicine, Advances in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, International Journal of Medical Genetics, and American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. He is an Academic Manager of Neurological Virus Committee, the Korean Society of Virus. He is also the author or coauthor of more than 50 peer-reviewed research papers. His main research interests are in the genetic analysis and pathogenic molecular mechanism of neurodegenerative disorders such as prion disease.
Biography Updated on 9 November 2013