Sungjin Ko, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Pathology

Dr. Bell
Dr. Ko is a member of the Division of Experimental Pathology.

Office Location:
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Pathology
200 Lothrop St, Room S-451
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-624-3252


  • DVM - 2007, Chonbuk National University, South Korea
  • PhD - 2012, Seoul National University, South Korea

Research Interests

I will identify small molecules that positively regulate LPC-to-hepatocyte/cholagiocyte transition and provide beneficial effect on various liver injury settings. My research goals and future career will allow me to better contribute to the understanding of liver diseases and to identify therapeutic targets for patients as an alternative for liver transplantation.

Selected Publications

  • Jun-gu Kang, Hee-woo Lee, Sungjin Ko, and Joon-seok Chae. Comparative proteomic analysis of the outer membrane protein 43 (omp43) deficient Bartonella henselae. 2017. J Vet Sci.
  • Jun-Gu Kang, Sungjin Ko, Heung-Chul Kim, Sung-Tae Chong, Terry A Klein, Jeong-Byoung Chae, Yong-Sun Jo, Kyoung-Seong Choi, Do-Hyeon Yu, Bae-Keun Park, Jinho Park, Joon-Seok Chae. Prevalence of Anaplasma and Bartonella spp. in Ticks Collected from Korean Water Deer (Hydropotes inermis argyropus). Korean J Parasitol. 2016
  • Sungjin Ko, Tae-Young Choi, Jacqelyn O. Russell, Juhoon So, Satdarshan P.S. Monga, Donghun Shin. Bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) proteins regulate biliary-driven liver regeneration. J. Hepatol. 2016
  • Sungjin Ko, JG Kang, HC Kim, TA Klein, KS Choi, JW Song, HY Youn, JS Chae. Prevalence, Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Bartonella Species in Republic of Korea. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2016
  • Jun-Gu Kang, Sungjin Ko, Barney Smith, Heung-Chul Kim, In-Yong Lee, Joon-Seok Chae. Prevalence of Anaplasma, Bartonella and Borrelia Species in Haemaphysalis longicornis Collected from Goats, Democratic People's Republic of Korea. J Vet Sci. 2016.