On behalf of everyone in the Nutritional Sciences Department, we would like to congratulate Jeeyon on her latest achievement. She recently accepted a position teaching and running an undergraduate laboratory at Amherst College.
Jeeyon states this is her dream job! She is looking forward to the teaching atmosphere of a liberal arts institute, while still being able to continue working on her research. She is excited return to her graduate study research on metals, specifically iron, as well as research with plant molecular biology. At Amherst, she will be teaching molecular genetics with a lab component in the fall and a biochemistry course with lab in the spring. She is still debating a possible advanced seminar course next summer.
Jeeyon Jeong first came to UW Madison 6 years ago as a postdoctoral researcher. During her time at Madison, she was also a HHMI Teaching Fellow for a year. Prior to coming to Madison, she obtained her doctoral degree in Biological Sciences/Molecular Cellular Biology at Dartmouth.
Currently, Jeeyon is an Assistant Scientist in the Eide Lab. Her current research focuses primarily on zinc homeostasis in yeast and mammalian cells.
Jeeyon credits her experiences at UW Madison for playing a huge factor in her next career advancement at Amherst. She would especially like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Eide for all his support and encouragement throughout her personal career path.
We all wish Jeeyon good luck and warm wishes as she pursues this new adventure!