Mijung Kwon

Mijung Kwon, PhD


Research Interest

Mijung Kwon is interested in finding out how cell division works in normal and cancer cells, and how such insight can be used to develop selective anti-cancer drugs. Centrosome amplification is a hallmark of cancer. Being interested in deciphering how cancer cells prevent chaotic mitoses in the presence of extra centrosomes, her research is focused on identifying molecular machinery and mechanisms that organizes extra centrosomes during cell division. Currently, she combines multiple approaches including functional genomics, high-resolution imaging, computational image analysis and mathematical modeling to provide new insight into mechanisms controlling cell division and genome stability.


2010-presentInstructor in Pediatric Oncology, HMS & DFCI
2009–2012Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Special Fellow, DFCI
2006–2009Susan Komen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, DFCI
2004–2006Postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of David Pellman, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
2004PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California Davis. Davis, CA
1996MS in Cell Biology, Ewha Woman's University. Seoul, Korea
1994BS in Biology, Ewha Woman's University. Seoul, Korea

Selected publications