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Moon, Youyoun

Teaching Associate Professor of Horticulture

I graduated with MS from Iowa State University (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology) and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. My teaching topics include, but not limited to, biology, plant sciences (physiology, anatomy and genetics focusing on medicinal plants), genetics, molecular cellular and developmental biology, and biotechnology. I am currently developing an "Adaptive Learning Technology” for college level STEM courses and “Virtual Reality” course modules for on-line courses. My research interests are to identify health promoting phytochemicals, to increase biosynthesis of target molecules utilizing biotechnology (CRISPR) and omics for enhancing human health.

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  1. Waterland, N.L., Moon, Y., Tou, J.C., Kopsell, D.A., Kim, M.J., Park, S. (2018). Differences in leaf color and stage of development at harvest influenced phytochemical content in three cultivars of kale ( Bassica oleracea L. and B. napus). Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 11(3).
  2. Laura J. Chapin, Youyoun Moon, and Michelle L. Jones (2017). Downregulating a Type I Metacaspase in Petunia Accelerates Flower Senescence.  Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 142(5):405–414 doi: 10.21273/JASHS04204-17.
  3. Nicole L. Waterland, Youyoun Moon, Janet C. Tou, Moo Jung Kim, Eugenia M. Pena-Yewtukhiw, and Park Suejin (2017). Mineral content differs among microgreen, baby leaf and adult stages in three cultivars of kale. HortScience 52(4):566-571.
  4. Moo Jung Kim, Youyoun Moon, Janet C. Tou, Beiquan Mou, and Nicole L. Waterland (2016). Nutritional value, bioactive compounds and health benefits of lettuce ( Lactuca sativa L.). Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. doi: 10.1016/j.jfca.2016.03.004
  5. Yoo S-H, Lee B-H, Moon Y, Spalding MH, Jane J-L (2014). Glycogen synthase Isoforms in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803: Identification of different Roles to Produce Glycogen by Targeted Mutagenesis. PLoS ONE 9 (3): e91524.
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