Bio current as of 2023. 

During her years at Notre Dame, Seok Hee (Jenny) Jang assisted Dr. Kirk Doran in analyzing the relationship between the establishment of higher-level institutions and the impact on innovation that results from such development. She was also part of Dr. Richard Dahl’s lab at the Harper Cancer Institute, where she researched the mechanism of the hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) differentiation pathway. After graduation, Jenny pursued her Master’s degree in Medical Sciences at Boston University. This program helped Jenny to further realize her passion for research and provided her the opportunity to study the regenerative abilities of HSCs at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. After completing her Master’s program in 2022, Jenny worked at the California Institute of Technology and had the opportunity to examine the transcriptional regulation pathway of the EWS-FLI1 using CRISPR/Cas9. 

Jenny is currently at the Ellison Institute working with Dr. Michell Gross. Their research focuses on relating the study of the genes and proteins of prostate cancer to its clinical manifestations. The Ellison Institute presents Jenny with a unique opportunity to learn more about the field of translational research and further foster her mentoring skills. Jenny hopes to use her experiences to expedite the process of laboratory discoveries advancing patient care. 

This profile was current as of 2019 when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.

Seok Hee (Jenny) Jang, along with her current adviser, has been focusing on how the establishment of higher-level institutions impacts the innovation and economy in the county of the establishment. Jang has also been looking into various other correlating factors and how significantly they may influence the output of innovation. 

Jang’s independent research focuses on how the variance in gender ratio in South Korea affects sexual violence rates and its endorsement. Jang plans to further inquire how the skewed gender ratio impacts various economic sectors. 

Current Research

Research Interests
Economics of education, how the establishment of higher institutions leads to innovation and knowledge production. Analysis of gender ratio in more patriarchal societies and its effect on various economic sectors.

Current Research
Identifying various factors correlated with the establishment of education and knowledge production by comparing the economies of counties before and after a higher institution was created. The impact of this establishment for the county's economy was then analyzed with the number of innovations the county or the near-by area has produced. Jang's independent research focuses on how the gender ratio in a patriarchal society greatly impacts various economic sectors and clouds the societal moral endorsement towards gender discrimination and human trafficking.