Jae-Wook Jeong, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Michigan State University. He received his BS degree and Ph.D. in Microbiology from Korea University, South Korea. He continued his post-doctoral training in Reproductive Biology at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
My research is devoted to understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating normal physiology and disease development in the uterus. The investigation of the regulation of reproductive biology is critical in understanding causes, treatments, and preventions for reproductive disorders. We have focused on major regulators of the ovarian steroids progesterone and estrogen. My laboratory has developed and applied several genetically engineered mouse models as well as translational studies to understand the factors that regulate uterine epithelial-stroma crosstalk in controlling uterine epithelial cell proliferation and receptivity for embryo attachment. Current studies are aimed at the application of these genetic model systems to further study and understand the role of steroid hormones in women’s health, with the ultimate goal of developing therapies effective against reproductive disorders.