Chang-hyuk Kwon PhD

Chang-hyuk Kwon PhD
Asst ProfessorCollege of
820 Biomedical Research Tower 460 W 12th Avenue Columbus Ohio 43210
  • Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics

General Research Interest

Mouse models of glioblastoma, cancer stem cells, identification of tumor driver, cellular origin of glioma, PTEN signaling in the brain 

Research Description

My laboratory is studying glioblastoma, the most aggressive and common brain malignancy with poor prognosis. By using Nf1, Trp53 and Pten conditional deletion in the brain, we have generated physiologically relevant mouse genetic models of this devastating disease. We also have demonstrated that a majority of the brain tumor type originates from neural stem cell lineage. By culturing the origin and tumor cells in neurosphere and monitoring molecular and cellular changes during the tumor development, we are searching for tumor drivers responsible for glioblastoma formation. 

Current Publications

  • Yu JGenetic Modification of T Cells Redirected towards CS1 Enhances Eradication of Myeloma Cells.Clin Cancer Res 3/27/2014
  • Baiocchi RAGenetic Validation of the Protein Arginine Methyltransferase PRMT5 as a Candidate Therapeutic Target in Glioblastoma.Cancer Res 74 1752-65 3/15/2014
  • Peruzzi P, Bronisz A, Nowicki MO, Wang Y, Ogawa D, Price R, Nakano I, Kwon CH, Hayes J, Lawler SE, Ostrowski MC, Chiocca EA, Godlewski JMicroRNA-128 coordinately targets Polycomb Repressor Complexes in glioma stem cells.Neuro Oncol 15(9) 1212-24 9/1/2013
  • Wojton J, Chu Z, Mathsyaraja H, Meisen WH, Denton N, Kwon CH, Chow LM, Palascak M, Franco R, Bourdeau T, Thornton S, Ostrowski MC, Kaur B, Qi XSystemic delivery of SapC-DOPS has antiangiogenic and antitumor effects against glioblastoma.Mol Ther 21(8) 1517-25 8/1/2013
  • Price RL, Song J, Bingmer K, Kim TH, Yi JY, Nowicki MO, Mo X, Hollon T, Murnan E, Alvarez-Breckenridge C, Fernandez S, Kaur B, Rivera A, Oglesbee M, Cook C, Chiocca EA, Kwon CHCytomegalovirus contributes to glioblastoma in the context of tumor suppressor mutations.Cancer Res 73(11) 3441-50 6/1/2013
  • Guvenc H, Pavlyukov MS, Joshi K, Kurt H, Banasavadi-Siddegowda YK, Mao P, Hong C, Yamada R, Kwon C, Bhasin D, Chettiar S, Kitange G, Park IH, Sarkaria JN, Li C, Shakhparonov MI, Nakano IImpairment of glioma stem cell survival and growth by a novel inhibitor for Survivin-Ran protein complex.Clin Cancer Res 19(3) 631-42 2/1/2013
  • Price RL, Bingmer K, Harkins L, Iwenofu OH, Kwon C, Cook C, Pelloski CE, Chiocca EACytomegalovirus infection leads to pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcomas in Trp53 +/- mice.Cancer Res in press 9/21/2012

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