Natural Product Chemistry Lab @ Sookmyung Women's University

Current Members

Our lab is recruiting passionate students and postdocs who are interested in natural product chemistry.

If you are interested, please contact PI through email:

Principal Investigator

Kyo Bin Kang, Ph.D.

Kyo Bin earned his BS in Pharmacy from Seoul National University (2010), and then earned his MS (2012) and PhD (2016) in Pharmacognosy from Seoul National University, under advising of the late Prof. Sang Hyun Sung. After PhD, he stayed in the same lab as a postdoctoral researcher and worked on several LC-MS-based plant metabolomics projects. In March 2018, he joined Pieter Dorrestein's lab as a postdoc in University of California, San Diego, performing a collaborative research with William Gerwick's lab in Scripps Institute of Oceanography to develop new methodology for bioactive natural product discovery based on modern analytical platforms, especially tandem mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, and genome-mining.

He started his lab at College of Pharmacy, Sookmyung Women's University in September 2018.

Graduate Students

Thi Huong Pham

Ph.D. course (Sep 2021 - present)

M.S. College of Pharmacy, Sookmyung Women's University (2021)

B.S. College of Pharmacy, Lac Hong University, Vietnam (2018)

Houng is trying to reveal how fungal co-cultivation alters the biosynthesis of fungal specialized metabolites.

Eunah Jeong

Master course (Mar 2020 - present)

Eunah is working on the chemical and molecular mechanism, and ecological meaning of fungal phytochmical biotransformation.

Eunjin Lee

Master course (Mar 2020 - present)

Eun Jin is applying MS/MS-based untargeted metabolomics strategy to reveal the impact of OSMAC approach on endolichenic Preussia fungal strains.

Kyungha Lee

Master course (Mar 2021 - present)

Kyungha is applying MS/MS-based untargeted metabolomics strategy to reveal the chemical diversity of monoterpene indole alkaloids, which are highly bioactive phytochemicals.

Dayoung Yun

Master course (Mar 2021 - present)

Dayoung is studying the impact of epigenetic modulation on the specialized metabolism of fungi.

Undergraduate Students


Postdoctoral Researcher

Sunmin Woo, Ph.D. (Sep 2020 – Feb 2021)

Postdoc College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (Mar 2020 – Aug 2020)

Ph.D. College of Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (Feb 2020)

M.S. College of Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (Feb 2015)

B.S. College of Pharmacy (Oriental Pharmacy), Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea (Feb 2013)

Current position: Postdoc at the Quave Lab Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

Visiting Scholar

Seung-Yoon Oh, Ph.D. (Sep 2019 - Dec 2019)

Seung-Yoon is a post-doctoral researcher studying the microbiome and evolution of lichens in Korean Lichen Research Institute supervised by Prof. Jae-Seoun Hur (Sunchon National University, Korea). He received a Ph.D. in microbial ecology at the Prof. Young Woon Lim's lab (Seoul National University, Korea) working on the diversity and interaction of microbiome in the pine mushroom using culture-dependent and metagenomic approach. During his visiting, he worked on the lichen metabolomics project.

Current position: Assistant Professor at Changwon National University, Korea

Undergraduate Researchers

Seunghyun Sung (Mar 2021 - Dec 2021)
Dami Kim (Oct 2021 - Dec 2021)
Seungju Son (Jul 2021 - Dec 2021)
Seeun Lee
(Jul 2021 - Sep 2021)
Eun Bee Oh
(Jul 2020 - Aug 2020)
Ji Hoo Shin (Jul 2020 - Aug 2020)
Yerin Bang
(Jun 2020 - Aug 2020)
Yuri Ryu (Jan 2020 - Mar 2020)
Youngshin Kwon (Jan 2020 - Mar 2020)
Jiyun Kim (Jan 2020 - Mar 2020)
Ye-Eun Choo
(Sep 2019 - Jan 2020)
Sunho Chun (Aug 2019)
Soo Min Do (Jul 2019 - Aug 2019)
Eonkyung Shin (May 2019 - Aug 2019)
Yu Eun Kang (May 2019 - Aug 2019)
Young Ah Kim
(May 2019 - Aug 2019)