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Dr. J Sook Chung

  • JSChung

    Professor - Marine & Environmental Technology
    University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science IMET (UMCES-IMET)

    Phone: (410) 234 8841 | Email: chung@umces.edu | Fax (410) 234 8896


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    Senate Position- Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET)



    EDUCATION


    Texas A & M University, Texas (1991)
    Ph.D., Entomology


    RESEARCH INTERESTS

    1. Neuroendocrine regulation on crustacean physiology of molting, growth, reproduction, sex differentiation and stress responses.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    1. Chung, J.S.; Bachvaroff, T.R.; Trant, J.; Place, A. (2012). A second copper zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD) in the blue crab Callinectes sapidus: Cloning and up-regulated expression in the hemocytes after immune challenge. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 32(1), 16-25
    2. Tsutsui, N.; Chung, J.S. (2012). A novel putative lipoprotein receptor (CasLpR) in the hemocytes of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus: Cloning and up-regulated expression after the injection of LPS and LTA. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 32(3), 469-475
    3. Chung, J.S.; Zmora, N.; Katayama, H.; Tsutsui, N. (2010). Crustacean hyperglycemic hormone (CHH) neuropeptides family: Functions, titer, and binding to target tissues. GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY 166(3), 447-454
    4. Chung, J.S. (2010). HEMOLYMPH ECDYSTEROIDS DURING THE LAST THREE MOLT CYCLES OF THE BLUE CRAB, Callinectes sapidus: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSES AND REGULATION. ARCHIVES OF INSECT BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY 73(1), 1-13

    BIOSKETCH


    Dr. J Sook Chung received her Ph.D. in Entomology in 1991 from Texas A&M University.  She has studied the mechanisms by which the endocrine system regulates growth, development and reproduction in decapod crustaceans using molecular biological approaches.  Her work has given definition to the crustacean CHH/VIH/MIH family of hormones.  

    Dr. Chung's work on endocrine triggers for shedding in the soft shell industry has implications for the management and bioeconomics of blue crab fisheries in the Chesapeake Bay.  Recently, she has initiated a study of the effects of the Gulf Oil spill on reproduction of grass shrimp and blue crab. 


  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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