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Jae Wook Jeong

Jae Wook Jeong, PhD

University of Missouri

Dr. Jeong's is devoted to understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating normal physiology and disease development in the uterus. The investigation of the regulation of reproductive biology is critical in understanding causes, treatments, and preventions for reproductive disorders. His research is focused on major regulators of the ovarian steroids progesterone and estrogen. Dr. Jeong's laboratory has developed and applied several genetically engineered mouse models as well as translational studies to understand the factors that regulate uterine epithelial-stroma crosstalk in controlling uterine epithelial cell proliferation and receptivity for embryo attachment. Current studies are aimed at the application of these genetic model systems to further study and understand the role of steroid hormones in women’s health, with the ultimate goal of developing therapies effective against reproductive disorders.

Academic Information

Dr. R. Philip and Diane Acuff Endowed Professor
Director of the NextGen Precision Health Center for Reproductive Sciences


1030 Hitt Street
Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building
Columbia, MO 65211
United States

P. 573-884-1882
E. jeongjw@missouri.edu

Research Interests

  • Female Infertility
  • Pathophysiology and Theranostics in Endometriosis
  • Distant Metastasis and Recurrence of Endometrial Cancer

Areas of Expertise

  • Uterine Biology
  • Translational Study
  • Animal Models for Human Diseases
  • Epigenetic Regulation

Education & Training

2001 PhD, Korea University
2002 - 2005 Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine