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Yoon, Soo Hun

Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
5128 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 884-5336



Soo hun Yoon is a fourth-year DO-PhD dual degree student in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics department. He is interested in understanding host-pathogen interactions and microbial pathogenesis, learning to integrate research for greater clinical care. He currently studies nucleotide signaling systems in Vibrio cholerae and other bacterial species as a member of the Waters lab, characterizing nucleotide molecules and their signaling mechanisms in bacteria as it relates to its pathogenesis. Soo hun has a passion for integrated global healthcare, thus pursuing training in basic science research, medicine and public health. He also enjoys volunteering as a diversity sensitivity trainer at the local chapter of the American Red Cross, and serving as a travel guide and event organizer on his free time. Prior to MSU, Soo hun attended Abilene Christian University in central Texas, where he earned his B.S. in Biochemistry. During his undergrad, he performed research under Dr. Powell, synthesizing novel organometallic complexes for industrial and therapeutic usage, and Dr. Asmis, studying protein signaling mechanisms in the development of atherosclerotic disease at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, both who inspired him to pursue a career in research and medicine.



  1. Yoon SH, Waters CM. 2019. Vibrio cholerae. Trends Microbiol 27:806–807.
  2. Dalia TN, Yoon SH, Galli E, Barre FX, Waters CM, Dalia AB. 2017. Enhancing multiplex genome editing by natural transformation (MuGENT) via inactivation of ssDNA exonucleases. Nucleic Acids Res 45:7527–7537.
  3. Jung JY, Marolf DM, Yoon SH, Powell GL, Yang L, Nesterov VN, Richmond MG. 2017. The reaction of Os3(CO)12 with triphos {MeC(CH2PPh2)3}: A case of multiple C-P and C-H bond activations. J Organomet Chem 849–850:125–129.
  4. Gwini N, Marolf DM, Yoon SH, Fikes AG, Dugan AC, Powell GL, Lynch VM, Nesterov VN, McCandless GT. 2017. Dicarboxylato ligands in osmium carbonyl sawhorse clusters: Chelating vs. bridging. J Organomet Chem 849–850:324–331.
  5. Dugan AC, Nolan BSN, Brehm KL, Jackson Jr. JL, Gwini N, Floris SD, Marolf DM, Johnstone JE, Yoon SH, Powell GL, Nesterov VN, Johnston HM, Green KN. 2016. Triosmium carbonyl complexes with multiple 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA) ligands: Synthesis of a new water-soluble Os3 cluster. Polyhedron 114:292–298.
  6. Jung JY, Kempe DK, Yoon SH, Gwini N, Fikes AG, Marolf DM, Parker ML, Johnstone JE, Powell GL, Yang L, Nesterov VN, Richmond MG. 2016. Microwave-induced dppm ligand substitution in triosmium clusters: Structural and DFT evaluation of Os3 clusters containing multiply activated dppm ligands through cyclometalation, ortho metalation, and P-C bond cleavage. J Organomet Chem 813:15–25.
  7. Fikes AG, Gwini N, Yoon SH, Nesterov VN, Powell GL. 2014. Di- and tetraosmium carbonyl complexes with dicarboxylato ligands serving as intramolecular rings and intermolecular bridges. J Organomet Chem 772–773:188–191.