Eun Hyun Ahn, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Eun Hyun Ahn, PhD


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Office Location:

Health Sciences Building K064

Mailing Address:

Box 357705
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195

Research Lab

Ahn Lab

Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Ahn has expertise in the areas of molecular biology, biochemical nutritional toxicology, and bioinformatics, with extensive training on genome-wide profiling of mutations and gene expressions, and cell signaling pathways in cancer and stem cells. Her prior research interests were centered on the mechanisms of anticancer agents in breast and colon cancers and the identification and characterization of novel therapeutic targets in alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS). In recent years, she has investigated genomic changes in breast cancer stem cells, normal stem cells, and glioblastoma using a cutting-edge deep sequencing technology termed Duplex Sequencing (DS), which exhibits the lowest error rate among currently available conventional DNA sequencing methods. She has also studied the regulation of cell function by microenvironments such as extracellular matrix (ECM)-mimetics nanotopography. The ultimate goals of her current and future research projects are to identify biomarkers for the early detection of therapy resistance and tumor recurrence using cutting-edge deep sequencing and ECM-biomimetics technologies, and to develop a novel strategy for preclinical screening of anti-migratory chemotherapeutic agents. For more information, please visit the Ahn Lab Webpage.

Academic and Medical Appointments

Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Department of Pathology, Seattle, WA. 2011-Present

Visiting Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 2009-2010 (Summer & Winter)

Assistant Professor, Chung-Ang University, Department of Food and Nutrition, S. Korea. 2009-2011

Research Scientist, Rexahn Pharmaceuticals,Inc. Rockville, MD. 2008-2009

Education and Training

Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. 2004-2007

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Institute of Human Nutrition. 2003-2004

Ph.D. Michigan State University, Double Majors in Biochemical Nutrition &Environmental Toxicology, 1999-2003

M.S. Michigan State University. Biochemical Nutrition, 1996-1998

B.S. (the 2nd highest GPA at the departmental level) Chung-Ang University, Seoul, S. Korea, 1995


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