Dr. Chung


Dr. Chung

Whasun “Sun” Oh Chung, PhD

Box: 357475
Email: sochung@uw.edu


Research Professor, Oral Health Sciences
Director, SURF Research Program, School of Dentistry

Interests

  • Gingival innate immunity
  • Titanate-metal complexes as novel antimicrobials in dentistry (US Patent registered in 2013)
  • Epigenetic regulations in periodontal health and disease
  • Biological effects of dental metal alloys in oral tissues
  • Role of T2R38 taste receptor in oral immunity

Current Courses

  • DENT 550B – Research Methods (Director)
  • ORALB 520 – Molecular Microbiology and Oral Diseases (Participating Faculty)
  • ORALB 579 – Molecular Biology and Oral Health Applications (Participating Faculty)
  • ORALB 581 – Secretory Process in Exocrine Glands (Participating Faculty)

Select Publications

  1. Yin, L., and W.O. Chung.  2011.  Epigenetic regulation of gingival innate immune responses to oral bacteria.  Mucosal Immunology, 4(4):409-419.
  2. Chung, W.O., J. Wataha, D. Hobbs, J. An, J. Wong, C. Park, M. Elvington and B. Rutherford.  2011.  Peroxotitanate and monosodium metal-titanate compounds as inhibitors of bacterial growth.  Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 97(3):348-354.
  3. Chung, W.O., H. Dommisch and M.G. Rohani, in M. Fournier (Ed.), Perspectives on pattern recognition.  Nova Science Publishers, 2011.
  4. Chung, W.O., J.C. Wataha and D.T. Hobbs, in A. Mendez-Vilas (Ed.), Science against microbial pathogens: communicating current research and technological advances.  Formatex, 2011.
  5. Kretschmar, S., L. Yin, F.A. Roberts, R. London, T.T. Flemmig, D. Arushanov, K. Kaiyala and W.O. Chung.  2012.  Protease inhibitor levels in periodontal health and disease.  Journal of Periodontal Research, 47(2):228-35.
  6. Li, L., J. C. Wataha, C. Cate, H. Zhang, D. DiJulio and W.O. Chung.  2012.  Ni(II) alters the NFkB signaling pathway in monocytic cells.  Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 100(4):934-939.
  7. Wataha, J.C., J.L. Drury and W.O. Chung.  2013.  Nickel alloys in the oral environment.  Expert Review of Medical Devices 10(4):519–539.
  8. Chung, W.O.  2013.  Therapeutic potentials of antimicrobial peptides.  Bioanalysis and Biomedicine.
  9. Chen, Y-W., J.L. Drury, W.O. Chung, D.T. Hobbs and J.C. Wataha.  2014.  Titanates and titanate-metal compounds in biological contexts.  Advances in Biomaterials.

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