Prof. Young-Joon Surh
Professor Young-Joon Surh currently serves as Director of Tumor Microenvironment Global Core Research Center Research Center, Seoul National University. Prof. Surh graduated from College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University with BS and MS. He earned a PhD degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and had postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1992, he was appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Yale University School of Medicine. Since relocating to Seoul National University in 1996, Dr. Surh has been investigating the molecular mechanisms of cancer prevention with anti-inflammatory and antioxidative phytochemicals, with emphasis on intracellular signaling molecules as prime targets. He is currently the Associate Editor of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Toxicology & Applied Pharmacology, Free Radical Research, Frontiers in Nutrition, and Frontiers in Oncology, and Editorial Board member of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, International Journal of Cancer, Cancer Prevention Research, Life Sciences, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Genes and Nutrition, Journal of Functional Foods, Food & Functions, Current Cancer Therapy Review, and more recently Precision Oncology published by Nature Publishing Group. Prof. Surh has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and about 70 invited editorials, reviews and book chapters. The total number of citations of his publications is more than 18,000 (excluding self-citations). The H-Index reported by Thomson Reuter of Web Knowledge is 70. He received numerous awards including Elizabeth C. Miller and James A. Miller Distinguished Scholar Award from Rutgers University (2011), McCormic Science Institute Award from American Society for Nutrition (2009), Scientist of the Year Award from the Korea Science Reporters Association (2008), the Distinguished Scientist Award given by President of South Korea (2013), etc. Prof. Surh currently serves as President of Asia Pacific Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics Organization (APNNO) and has recently been elected as President of Korean Society of Molecular and Cellular Biology (KSMCB), the largest academic society in the field of biomedical sciences in Korea.