Eui Hwan Chung

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       Ph.D, Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey L. Dangl

       M.Sc, Molecular Plant Pathology, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Thesis Adviser: Dr. Byung Kook Hwang

       B.Sc, Plant Pathology, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. Supervised by: Dr. Byung Kook Hwang


Project Description:

I am currently investigating the function of plant NLR immune receptor in response to bacterial pathogen invasion in Arabidopsis. I have studied the role of RIN4 targeted by bacterial type III effectors in plant immunity as a phophoswitch that contributes two tiers of plant immune response, Microbe-Associated Molecular Patterns (MAMPs)-triggered immunity (MTI) and effector-triggered immunity (ETI).



Chung EH, El-Kasmi F, He Y, Loher A and Dangl JL (2014) A Plant Phosphoswitch Platform Repeatedly Targeted by Type III Effector Proteins Regulates the Output of Both Tiers of Plant Immune Receptors, Cell Host & Microbe,

“Exceptional” paper from Faculty 1000

Huang HS, Yoon BJ, Brooks S, Bakal R, Larsen RS, Wallace ML, Han JE, Chung EH, Zylka MJ, and Philpot B (2014) Snx14 regulates neuronal excitability, promotes synaptic transmission, and is imprinted in the brain of mice. PLoS ONE, 9(5):e98383. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098383

Kim NH, Kim DS, Chung EH, and Hwang BK (2014) Pepper suppressor of the G2 allele of skp1 interacts with the receptor-like cytoplasmic kinase 1 and type III effector AvrBsT and promotes the hypersensitive cell death response in a phosphorylation-dependent manner. Plant Physiology 165:76-91.

He Y*, Chung EH*, Hubert DA, Tornero P, and Dangl JL (2012) Specific missense alleles of the Arabidopsis Jasmonic Acid co-receptor COI1 regulate innate immune receptor accumulation and function PLoS Genetics 8(10): e1003018. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1003018  *Equal contribution

Cherkis KA, Temple B, Chung EH, Sondek J and Dangl JL (2012) AvrRpm1 missense mutations weakly activate RPS2-mediated immune response in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42633. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042633

Gao, Z, Chung EH, Eitas TK, and Dangl JL (2011) The plant intracellular innate immune receptor RPM1 is activated at, and functions on, the plasma membrane. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA. 108 (18), 7619-7624.

Chung EH. (2011) Mechanisms of Plant Immune Receptor RPM1 and its Associated Proteins in Disease Resistance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA (Ph.D. Dissertation)

Chung EH, da Cunha L, Wu A, Gao Z, Afzal A.J, Mackey D and Dangl JL (2011) Specific threonine phosphorylation of a host target mediated by two unrelated type III effector proteins results in activation of a host innate immune receptor in plants. Cell Host & Microbe 9(2): 125-136.

Previewed by Dr. Roger W. Innes in the same issue as an featured article

“must read” paper from Faculty 1000

Jung EH, Jung HW, Lee SC, Han SW, Heu S, and Hwang BK (2004) Identification of a novel pathogen-induced gene encoding a leucine-rich repeat protein expressed in phloem cells of Capsicum annuum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1676(3): 211-22

Kim YJ, Jung EH, Hwang SH, Go SJ, and Hwang DJ (2004) AP2/EREBP transcription factors in Rice. The Plant Pathology Journal 20(1): 41-45.

Jung EH. (2002) Identification and Functional Analysis of a Novel Gene Encoding Leucine-Rich Repeat (LRR) protein as a Molecular Marker for Microbial Perception in Capsicum annuum, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (M.S. Thesis)