Younguk-Calvin Sun

Graduate Student

Graduate Student, CDB


  • BS Department of Genetic Engineering, SungKyunKwan University, Seoul, South Korea
  • PhD (2016) CDB MCB, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Current Project

  • Dissecting the role of kruppel-type Zinc finger transcription factor ZSCAN5 and Zim1

Past Projects

Everything is ongoing.

Outside the Lab

Auto aficionado. Computer maniac. Gadget savant. Beer lover. Photography hobbyist. Cuisine hound.


1.Stubbs L., Sun Y. and, Caetano-Anolles D. Function and Evolution of C2H2 Zinc Finger Arrays. Subcellular Biochemistry 52:75-94, DOI 10.1107/ S1744309110034135. Epub 2010 Nov 16.

Irrelevant Publications

1. Sun Y, Seo MS, Kim JH, Kim YJ, Kim GA, Lee JI, Lee JH, and Kwon ST. Novel DNA ligase with broad nucleotide cofactor specificity from the hyperthermophilic crenarchaeon Sulfophobococcus zilligii: influence of ancestral DNA ligase on cofactor utilization.Environmental Microbiology. 2008 Dec;10(12):3212-24. Epub 2008 Jul 16. @PubMed

2. Kim GA, Sun Y, Song JG, Bae H, Kim JH, Kwon ST. Properties of cold-active uracil-DNA glycosylase from Photobacterium aplysiae GMD509, and its PCR application for carryover contamination control.Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 2009 May;44(5)263-68. @ScienceDirect

3. Cho SS, Sun Y, Yu M, Kwon SH, Kwon ST. Characterization and PCR applications of dUTPase from the hyperthermophilic euryarchaeon Thermococcus pacificus.Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 2012 Dec;51(6-7):342-7 @PubMed

4. Supangat S, An YJ, Sun Y, Kwon ST, Cha SS. Purification, crystallization and preliminary crystallographic analysis of a multiple cofactor-dependent DNA ligase from Sulfophobococcus zilligii. Acta Crystallography Section F Structural Biology Crystallography Communication. 2010 Dec 1:66(Pt12):1583-5 @PubMed

5. Kim JH, Lee KK, Sun Y, Seo GJ, Cho SS, Kwon SH, Kwon ST. Broad nucleotide cofactor specificity of DNA ligase from the hyperthermophilic crenarchaeon Hyperthermus butylicus and its evolutionary significance. Extremophiles. 2013 May;17(3):515-22 @PubMed

6. Kim GA, Lee MS, Sun Y, Lee BD, Lee JI, Lee JH, Kwon ST. Characterization of cold-active uracil-DNA glycosylase from Bacillus sp. HJ171 and its use for contamination control in PCR. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2008 Oct;80(5):785-94. @PubMed

7. Song JM, Nam K, Sun Y, Kang MH, Kim CG, Kwon ST, Lee J, Lee YH. Molecular and biochemical characterization of a novel arthropod endo-β-1,3-glucanase from the Antarctic springtail, Cryptopygus antarcticus, horizontally acquired from bacteria. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B. 2010;155:403-12. @PubMed

8. Choi JJ, Song JG, Nam KH, Lee JI, Bae H, Kim GA, Sun Y, Kwon ST. Unique substrate spectrum and PCR application of Nanoarchaeum equitans Family B DNA polymerase. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2008 Nov;72(24):6563-69. @PubMed

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