Koong-Nah Chung, PhD

Associate Dean, Medical Student Research; Director, Office of Medical Student Research and Scholarship; Research Pathway Co-Director

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Dr. Koong-Nah Chung is Associate Dean for Medical Student Research, Director of the Office of Medical Student Research and Scholarship, and instructor of cell biology and physiology.

She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1980 and a doctorate in molecular biology and biochemistry from Washington University School of Medicine in 1986. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California in Berkeley and a senior staff fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, she joined the School of Medicine in 1996 as a research assistant professor.

Dr. Chung is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society of Cell Biology. In 1995 she received the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Biomedical Research. Her research interests include organelle biogenesis and cell membrane structures called caveolae.