Jianghong Rao Lab In the Departments of Radiology and Chemistry

Jongho Jeon, Ph.D.

Jongho Jeon, Ph.D.

Jongho's research mainly focuses on the synthesis of molecular probe (fluorescent, bioluminescent and PET) for enzyme activity imaging and specific cancer detection.

Education Qualifications

2009 – Present: Post-doctoral fellow, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS), Stanford University
2008 – 2009: Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University
2002 – 2008: Ph. D., Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University
1998 – 2002: B. S., Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University


    1. Bin Shen*, Jongho Jeon*, Mikael Palner, Deju Ye, Adam Shuhendler, Frederick T. Chin and Jianghong Rao (*: co-first authors), “Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of Drug-Induced Tumor Apoptosis with a Caspase-3 Triggered Nanoaggregation Probe”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, In-press. (Selected as a cover picture) (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201303422)
    2. Jongho Jeon, Bin Shen, Liqin Xiong, Zheng Miao, Kyung Hyun Lee, Jianghong Rao and Frederick T. Chin, “An Efficient Method for Site-specific Cyanobenzothiazole and Cysteine”, Bioconjugate Chem., 2012, 23,1902-1908.
    3. Jongho Jeon, Kyung Hyun Lee and Jianghong Rao, “A strategy to enhance the binding affinity of fluorophore–aptamer pairs for RNA tagging with neomycin conjugation” Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 10034-10036.
    4. Jongho Jeon*, Young-Hwa Kim*, Su Hyun Hong*, Won-Kyu Rhim, Yun-Sang Lee, Hyewon Youn, June-Key Chung, Myung Chul Lee, Dong Soo Lee, Keon Wook Kang, Jwa-Min Nam (*: co-first authors), “Tumor Targeting and Imaging Using Cyclic RGD-PEGylated Gold Nanoparticle Probes with Directly Conjugated Iodine-125”, Small, 2011, 7, 2052-2060.
    5. Zuyong Xia, Yun Xing, Jongho Jeon, Young-Pil Kim, Jessica Gall, Anca Dragulescu-Andrasi, Sanjiv S. Gambhir, Jianghong Rao, “Immobilizing Reporters for Molecular Imaging of the Extracellular Microenvironment in Living Animals”, ACS Chem. Biol., 2011, 6, 1117-1126.
    6. Jungjoon Lee*, Kyung Hyun Lee*, Jongho Jeon*, Anca Dragulescu-Andrasi, Fei Xiao, Jianghong Rao (*: co-first authors), “Combining SELEX Screening and Radional Design to Develop Light-Up Fluorophore-RNA Aptamer Pairs for RNA Tagging”, ACS Chem. Biol., 2010, 5, 1065-1074.
    7. Jinhwa Seo, Hyojin Lee, Jongho Jeon, Yeongseon Jang, Raehyun Kim Kookheon Char, Jwa-Min Nam “Tunable Layer-by-Layer Polyelectrolyte for Comparative Cell Assays”, Biomacromolecules, 2009, 10, 2254-2260.
    8. Jongho Jeon, Dongkwon Lim, Jwa-Min Nam, “Functional Nanomaterial-Based Amplification Strategies for Bioassays”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2009, 19, 2107-2117.
    9. Jongho Jeon, So-Hee Kim, Jong Hyup Lee, Young Gyu Kim, “anti-Selective dihydroxylations of monosubstituted allylic amine and γ-amino-α,β-unsaturated (E)-esters by bulky alkyl groups”, Bull. Korean Chem. Soc., 2009, 30, 1003-1008.
    10. Jongho Jeon, Jong Hyup Lee, Jung-Won Kim, Young Gyu Kim, “synSelective dihydroxylation of γ-amino-α,β-unsaturated (Z)-esters from D-serine: Stereoselective synthesis of D-iminolyxitol”, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2007, 18, 2448-2453.
    11. Cheoljin Kim, Jaeeun Kim, Hyung-Yeon Park, Robert J.C.McLean, Chan Kyung Kim, Jongho Jeon, Song-Se Yi, Young Gyu Kim, Yoon-Sik Lee, Jeyong Yoon, “Molecular Modeling, Synthesis and Screening of New Bacterial Quorum sensing Antagonist”, J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2007, 1591-1599.
    12. Jongho Jeon, Moonyong Shin, Jae Won Yoo, Joon Seok Oh, Jae Gwang Bae, Seung Hwan Jung, Young Gyu Kim, “Highly anti-selective dihydroxylation of 1,2-dialkyl substituted (Z)-allylic amines: Stereoselective synthesis of a D-ribophytosphingosine derivative”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 1105-1108.
    13. Jongho Jeon, Suk-Koo Hong, Joon Seok Oh and Young Gyu Kim, "Stereoselective Synthesis of Protected (2R,3R,4S)-4,7-Diamino-2,3-dihydroxyheptanoic Acid: A Novel Amino Acid of Callipeltins A and D", J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 3310-3313.
    14. Joon Seok Oh, Jongho Jeon, Do Yeon Park, and Young Gyu Kim, "Stereoselective dihydroxylation reactions of reactions of γ-amino-α,β-unsaturated esters via their aryl ketimine derivatives", Chem. Commun., 2005, 770-771.

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