Jea-Hyun Baek, PhD, Dipl.-Kfm. (MBA)
Postdoctoral Scientist

PhD, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 2011
Master in Management, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, 2006
M.Sc. in Biochemistry, Free University of Berlin, Germany, 2003

Jea-Hyun Baek received his PhD in Cell Biology from RWTH Aachen University in Germany and obtained the Borchers Prize of RWTH Aachen University for his outstanding PhD thesis.

In 2013, he was awarded a Research Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a post-doctoral project at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he focused on elucidating mechanisms of tissue homeostasis and inflammation in order to find targeted therapeutic approaches to autoimmune diseases.

Jea-Hyun joined the Duffield Lab in April 2016 as a Postdoctoral Scientist and is investigating mitochondria-associated cell stress and auto-immune disorders.

Jea-Hyun Baek*, Rui Zeng*, Julia Weinmann-Menke*, Todd Valerius, Yukihiro Wada, Ajay K. Amrendra, Marco Colonna, Vicki R. Kelley (2015). IL-34 Mediates Acute Kidney Injury Worsening Subsequent Chronic Kidney Disease. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 125(8):3198-214

Thomas Hieronymus, Martin Zenke, Jea-Hyun Baek, Kirstin Seré (2015). The Clash of Langerhans Cell Homeostasis in Skin: Should I stay or should I go? Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, 41: 30 – 8

Kirstin Seré*, Jea-Hyun Baek*, Julia Ober-Blöbaum*, Gerhard Müller-Newen, Frank Tacke, Yoshifumi Yokota, Martin Zenke (2012). Two Distinct Types of Langerhans Cells Populate the Skin during Steady State and Inflammation. Immunity, 37(5): 905-16

Jea-Hyun Baek, Carmen Birchmeier, Martin Zenke, Thomas Hieronymus (2012). The HGF receptor/Met tyrosine kinase is a key regulator of dendritic cell migration in skin immunity. Journal of Immunology, 189(4):1699-707

Thomas Hieronymus, David Ruau, Julia Ober-Blöbaum, Jea-Hyun Baek, Alexandra Rolletschek, Stefan Rose-John, Anna M. Wobus, Abrecht M. Müller, Martin Zenke (2008). The Transcription Factor Repertoire of Flt3+ Hematopoietic Stem Cells. Cells Tissues Organs, 188(1-2):103-115

* These authors contributed equally to this work.