Nayoung Cheon




B.S., Biological Sciences, UNIST(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology), South Korea
MS/PhD student Advisor: Ja Yil Lee, Ph.D. UNIST(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology), South Korea
2023-Present Post-doc Harvard Medical School (supervisor: Johannes Walter)

Awards and honors

2016 UNIST excellent scholarship (Overseas scholarship)
2018 2018 KPS(Korean Physics Society) Fall Meeting
2018 2018 International conference of KSMCB 2018(Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology)- Excellent poster award
2019 2019 KPS(Korean Physics Society) Spring Meeting – Oral presentation
2020 2020 Annual meeting of the Biophysical Society(BPS) – Platform presentation
2020 Institute for Basic Science, Center for Genomic Integrity Award
2020 2020 KPS(Korean Physics Society) Fall Meeting
2021 2021 Young Bio Research Award – Red Ribbon Award
2022 Asan Foundation scholarship 2020~2022 Biomedical graduate scholarship total 80,000,000 KRW
2023 UBRA(UNIST Best Research Award)
2023 Young Biophysicist Award – KPS(Korean Physics Society)


Na Young Cheon, Subin Kim and Ja Yil Lee, (2022), Biophysical and biochemical approaches for R-loop sensing mechanism. Gene Expression.

Na Young Cheon and Ja Yil Lee, (2022), Studying R-loop recognizing proteins using single-molecule DNA curtain technique and electrophoretic mobility shift assay, Methods in Molecular Biology.

Hyun Je Kang*, Na Young Cheon*, Hyun Park, Gyu Won Jeong, Byeong Jin Ye, Eun, Jin Yoo, Jun HoLee, Jin-Hoe Hur, Eun-A Lee, Hongtae Kim, Kyoo-young Lee, Soo Youn Choi, Whaseon Lee-Kwon,Kyungjae Myung, Ja Yil Lee and Hyug Moo Kwon, (2020) TonEBP recognizes R-loops and initiatesm6A RNA methylation for R-loop resolution, Nucleic Acids Research, 49(1):269-284, DOI:10.1093/nar/gkaa1162

Yujin Kang*, Na Young Cheon*, Jongjin Cha* Ayoung Kim, Hyung‐il Kim, Luda Lee, Kang O. Kim, Kyubong Jo, Ja Yil Lee, (2020) High-throughput single-molecule imaging system using nanofabricatedtrenches and fluorescent DNA-binding proteins. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 117(6):1640-1648.DOI: 10.1002/bit.27331.

Na Young Cheon, Hyun-Suk Kim, Jung-Eun Yeo, Orlando D. Schärer and Ja Yil Lee, (2019) Single-molecule visualization reveals the damage search mechanism for the human NER protein XPC-RAD23B, Nucleic Acids Research, 47(16):8337-8347, DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkz629