Hyun Jin Kwun, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Pathology

Dr. Yu
Dr. Kwun is a member of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

Office Location:
Hillman Cancer Center RPS 1.8
5117 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact Information:
Office Phone: 412-623-7733
Fax: 412-623-7778
Email: hyk14@pitt.edu


  • BS - Pusan National University, South Korea, 1998
  • PhD - Pusan National University, South Korea, 2004

Research Expertise

- Replication and transcription regulation of Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV)
- Identification and characterization of viral and cellular factors for virus replication

Selected Publications

  1. Kwun HJ, Wendzicki JA, Moore PS, Chang Y. Merkel Cell Polyomavirus small T Antigen Induces Genome Instability by E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Targeting. Oncogene. 2017 June 29, In Print.
  2. Kwun HJ, Chang Y, Moore PS. Protein-mediated viral latency is a novel mechanism for Merkel cell polyomavirus persistence. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 May 16;114(20):E4040-E4047.
  3. Shuda M, Velásquez C, Cheng E, Cordek DG, Kwun HJ, Chang Y, Moore PS. CDK1 substitutes for mTOR kinase to activate mitotic cap-dependent protein translation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Apr 16, 112(19):5875-82.
  4. Kwun HJ, Shuda M, Camacho CJ, Gamper AM, Thant M, Chang Y, Moore PS. Restricted Protein phosphatase 2A targeting by Merkel cell polyomavirus small T antigen. J Virol. 2015 Jan, 89(8):4191-200.