Carnegie Mellon University

Jaepil Jeong

Jaepil Jeong

Graduate Student, Chemistry

Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Aug. 2019 – Present        Ph.D. Student in Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, United States

Advisor: Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Prof. Subha Das

Mar. 2015 – Aug. 2017    M.S. in Chemical Engineering

University of Seoul, South Korea

Advisor: Prof. Jong Bum Lee

Mar. 2009 – Feb. 2015    B.S. in Chemical Engineering

University of Seoul, South Korea


Sep. 2016 – Jul. 2017          Development of a novel method for reprogramming through the delivery of RNA nanostructure without chromosomal integration. ICT and Future Planning, Ministry of Science

Mar. 2015 – Aug. 2015       Development of surface coating technology of a biomedical materials. Cellumed, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy

Jun. 2015 – May 2016         Development of a multi-targeting siRNA nanoball drug delivery system for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. ICT and Future Planning, Ministry of Science

May 2014 – Jul. 2017          Novel paradigm for siRNA delivery and gene therapy by endless copy of therapeutic nucleic acid sequence. ICT and Future Planning, Ministry of Science

Dec. 2013 – Jul. 2017         Development of bio-mimetic self-assembled siRNA carrier. Global Innovative Research Center, Science Technology, Ministry of Education



  1. Jaepil Jeong, Hyejin Kim, Dong Jun Lee, Byung Jun Jeong, Jong Bum Lee, RCA Based Biosensor for Electrical and Colorimetric Detection of Pathogen DNA, Nanoscale Research Letters 11 (2016)
  2. Jaepil Jeong, Hyejin Kim, Jong Bum Lee, Enzymatic Polymerization on DNA Modified Gold Nanowire for Label-free Detection of Pathogen DNA, International Journal of Molecular Sciences 16 (2015)
  3. Hyejin Kim, Jaepil Jeong, Dajeong Kim, Gijung Kwak, Sun Hwa Kim, Jong Bum Lee, Bubbled RNA‐Based Cargo for Boosting RNA Interference, Advanced Science 4 (2017)
  4. Jae Sung Lee, Hyejin Kim, Changshin Jo, Jaepil Jeong, Jeonghyun Ko, Jeong Woo Han, Jinwoo Lee, Jong Bum Lee, Enzyme-driven Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials, Advanced Functional Materials 27 (2017)
  5. Jong Seong Ha, Jae sung Lee, Jaepil Jeong, Hyejin Kim, Juyoung Byun, Sang Ah Kim, Hak Suk Chung, Jong Bum Lee, Dae-Ro Ahn, Self-assembled Poly-Ribonucleoprotein Nanoparticles for Targeted Gene Disruption, Journal of Controlled Release 250 (2017)
  6. Hyejin Kim, Yongkuk Park, Jieun Kim, Jaepil Jeong, Sangwoo Han, Jae Sung Lee, Jong Bum Lee, Nucleic Acid Engineering: RNA Following the Trail of DNA, ACS Combinatorial Science 18 (2016)
  7. Hyejin Kim, Dajeong Kim, Jaepil Jeong, Hyunsu Jeon, Jong Bum Lee, Size-controllable Enzymatic Synthesis of Short Hairpin RNA Nanoparticles by Controlling the Rate of RNA Polymerization, Polymers 10 (2018)

Conference Presentations

  1. Jaepil Jeong, Jong Bum Lee, “Fabrication of Novel Biosensor Based on Rolling Circle Amplification for Detection of Pathogen DNA”, The Polymer Society of Korea, Daejeon, South Korea, April 2017 (Oral presentation, English)
  2. Jaepil Jeong, Jong Bum Lee, “Dual-mode Biosensor Based on RCA for Detection of Pathogen DNA”, The Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers, Pusan, South Korea, April 2016 (Poster presentation, Korean)

Fundings & Scholarships

Mar. 2016                              Scholarship for Outstanding Paper, University of Seoul

Mar. 2015 – Mar. 2016        Combined BA/MA degree scholarship for 3 semesters, University of Seoul

Aug. 2012 – Aug. 2014         National Grant for 5 semesters, Korea Student Aid Foundation

Aug. 2009                               Financial Aid scholarship for 1 semester, University of Seoul

Mar. 2009, Aug. 2014           Scholarship for Excellent Achievement for 2 semesters, University of Seoul