Soonkyu Chung

Soonkyu Chung, PhD NGN Leadership

Assistant Professor

Nutrition and Health Sciences
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
316G Ruth Leveerton Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0806

Phone: 402.472.7689  |  Email:

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Research Interests: 
My research program focuses on understanding mechanisms of human brown adipogenesis and epigenetic regulation of obesity and insulin resistance. Particularly, we are studying bioactive compounds that could effectively reduce obesity and its associated metabolic syndrome either by augmenting adaptive thermogenesis or by decreasing inflammation. These studies are important in developing novel strategies for attenuating epidemics of obesity and metabolic syndrome.