"Dah-eun (Chloe) Chung, PhD, is a postdoctoral associate working at Dr. Huda Zoghbi's laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine. She started to develop her research interest in Alzheimer's disease and related dementia when she was a senior majoring in biochemistry at Washington University in St. Louis. She initially worked at an Alzheimer's disease lab at Washington University School of Medicine that focuses on the roles of microRNAs in regulating the expression of enzymes important in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis.
She received her PhD in neuroscience at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, where she studied the seeding and aggregation of tau protein that becomes abnormally modified in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Currently, at the Zoghbi laboratory, Dr. Chung is leading multiple projects on investigating functions and properties of an atypical tau isoform called big tau in hopes of ultimately finding better ways to develop treatments for patients with Alzheimer's disease.
She is also working on projects to identify regulators that can critically modulate the expression level and post-translational modifications of tau. In addition to her own research, Dr. Chung is passionate about community outreach and mentoring junior trainees to advocate for the advancement of Alzheimer's disease research and to cultivate the next generation of scientists."