Yongkuk and Hyeshik had a fruitful collaboration from 2016 to 2019 while working together in Narry Kim’s lab. During this time, Yongkuk made significant contributions by developing a tool called poreplex for measuring poly(A) tail length and demultiplexing barcoded libraries using nanopore direct RNA sequencing. Following this productive period, Yongkuk decided to expand his expertise beyond molecular biology and transitioned to the field of medicine. After completing his military duty, he briefly returned to the lab to assist in the development of new technologies for time-series transcriptome analysis using nanopore sequencing. Now back in medical school, he is eagerly exploring the non-molecular aspects of human biology.
- 2020–present M.D. student, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea
- 2016–2020 Ph.D. candidate, School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University
- 2012–2016 B.S. in Biological Sciences, Seoul National University