Seoul National University, South Korea
Prof. Sung Hee Baek has been contributing to the understanding of chromatin dynamics and epigenetic regulatory mechanism in cancer, autophagy, and inflammation. She received her BS, MS, and Ph.D from Seoul National University. Following her postdoctoral research in Michael Rosenfeld’s lab at HHMI, she joined the faculty of Seoul National University in 2003. Since then, she has been pioneering in the field of epigenetics and chromatin dynamics research. In particular, by focusing on the regulation of gene expression through chromatin remodeling, she has by far published over 95 articles, whose average impact factor is around 13.5. She has been leading her Epigenetic Code and Diseases Research Center as a director. She has been invited as a speaker to numerous conferences such as Keystone Symposia, Abcam Conferences, Cold Spring Harbor Conferences, Nature Conferences, and Cell Symposia. She has organized Cell Symposia and Abcam Conference, contributing significant impact on the international biological research community. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the L’OREAL-UNESCO for Women in Science Award and Kyung-Am Science Award.