Jiyoung Mun, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences

1841 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30329

Phone: (404) 712-7546

Email: jmun@emory.edu

Dr. Mun aims to develop small molecular radiotracers for positron emission tomography (PET) to probe metabolic changes related to disease progression. Her ultimate goal is to improve patient management by providing a noninvasive tool to diagnose disease, determine an individual’s treatment regimen, and measure treatment efficacy. Dr. Mun’s research interest is in the development of a fluorine-18 PET tracer to measure hypoxia-related metabolic changes and a receptor-targeted PET tracer for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

  • Ph.D. University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
  • B.S. Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

Dr. Mun obtained a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry, with a focus on the synthesis of novel bacterial sphingolipids discovered in teeth and gum tissues of adult periodontitis patients, and then received postdoctoral training at Emory School of Medicine, where she developed fluorine-18 analogs of 2-methoxyestradiol, an angiogenesis inhibitor, as radiotracers for positron emission tomography (PET). She has participated in numerous research projects using PET tracers to study metabolic changes related to disease.