Heechul Jun



MD-PhD Student

133 Irvine Hall
School of Medicine, UC Irvine, CA 92697


I obtained my BA at Johns Hopkins University in 2012 with work in Dr. Hongjun Song’s lab. I then worked as a technician in Dr. Mi-hyeon Jan’s lab at Mayo Clinic. I joined the Igarashi lab in August 2017.


Gamma oscillations in the entorhinal-hippocampal circuit underlying memory and dementia.
Nakazono T*, Jun H*, Blurton-Jones, M, Green KN, Igarashi KM. (*Contributed equally)
Neurosci Res, 129:40-46 (2018)

Age-related decline in BubR1 impairs adult hippocampal neurogenesis.
Yang Z*, Jun H*, Choi CI, Yoo KH, Cho CH, Hussaini SMQ, Simmons AJ, Kim S, van Deursen JM, Baker DJ, Jang MH
Aging Cell,  16:598-601 (2017) (*Equal contribution)

Gadd45b mediates electroconvulsive shock induced proliferation of hippocampal
neural stem cells.
Jun H, Hussaini SMQ, Cho CH, Welby J, Jang MH.
Brain stimulation,  8:1021-1024 (2015)

A septo-temporal molecular gradient of sfrp3 in the dentate gyrus differentially regulates quiescent adult hippocampal neural stem cell activation.
Sun J, Bonaguidi MA, Jun H, Guo JU, Sun GJ, Will B, Yang Z, Jang MH, Song H, Ming GL, Christian KM.
Mol Brain,  8:52 (2015)

Wnt signaling in neuropsychiatric disorders: ties with adult hippocampal neurogenesis and behavior.
Hussaini SM, Choi CI, Cho CH, Kim HJ, Jun H, Jang MH
Neurosci Biobehav Rev,  47:369-383 (2014)