Pepperdine University, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Julie Jang is an MD/PhD student of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. At Pepperdine University, she completed an undergraduate honors thesis on chaperone proteins and the unfolded protein response. Preceding her graduate work, she conducted research on hematopoiesis and stem cell transplant at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and at the University of California, Los Angeles. She currently is in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Epstein, where she is investigating the use of antibody-drug conjugates in bolstering an immune response against tumors. With her diverse background in bench research, she is excited to join the SC CTSI program as she learns how she can translate her work to improvements in medicine.