Welcome to the Sung Lab at Mayo Clinic!  

Our group, led by Jaeyun Sung, Ph.D., develops computational analytical approaches to further understand the intricate relationship between commensal microbial organisms and human health.  Of particular interest is in characterizing the global interconnectivity and interdependencies of our body’s microbial community, as well as identifying the primary biomolecular processes driving microbiome-associated wellness and chronic disease.  To this end, our work is conducted primarily through global network modeling and systems-level, integrative analyses of multi-omics data from clinical samples.  In addition, we are working in close collaboration with wet-lab scientists to couple experimentation with our in silico models and prediction algorithms.  Ultimately, we aim to apply insights from our data-driven research to inspire future investigations into human microbiome biocomplexity, and to create novel technologies that can lead to breakthroughs in improving human health.

Our group is based in the Department of Surgery, and is part of the Microbiome Program in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine.  We are housed in the Harwick Building of Mayo Clinic’s main campus (Rochester, MN).

Postdoctoral Positions Available!

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June 26-28, 2018: Part of the lab will attend the International Human Microbiome Congress in Cork, Ireland.
May 23-24, 2018: Part of the lab will attend the Big Data in Precision Healthcare Conference at Stanford University.

March 22-23, 2018: Jaeyun will give an invited talk at the Future Food-Tech in San Francisco, CA.
March 4-8, 2018: The lab attended the Keystone Symposia in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Feb. 12-14, 2018: Jaeyun gave a talk at the Pathway Tools Workshop on Microbiome Metabolic Modeling in Menlo Park, CA.
Jan. 21-24, 2018: The lab attended the Keystone Symposia in Olympic Valley, CA.

Dec. 2017: sung_lab_members += 1 # We welcome our third post-doc, Dr. Minsuk Kim from Seoul National University (Seoul, South Korea)! Dr. Kim's background is in genome-scale metabolic modeling and computational strain design, and will be joining the lab in April 2018.
Nov. 2017: sung_lab_members += 1 # We welcome our first undergraduate researcher, Mr. Kevin Cunningham! Kevin's background is in financial data analysis and computer science, and will be joining the lab this coming December.
Nov. 2-3, 2017: Jaeyun presented his past work at the Probiotics Congress: USA meeting in San Diego, CA.
Oct. 9-10, 2017: The lab attended the Individualizing Medicine Conference held here at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN).
Sept. 2017: The lab was awarded a project grant from Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) for
personalized nutrition and probiotics research focusing on the maintenance of healthy body weight. | NYTimes press release
Aug. 2017: sung_lab_members += 1 # We welcome our second post-doc, Dr. Shrikant S. Bhute from SPPU (Pune, India)! Dr. Bhute's background is in computational microbial ecology, and will be joining the lab this coming December.
Aug. 1-3, 2017: Jaeyun
presented his past work at the Multi-omics for Microbiomes conference in Pasco, WA.
July 2017: sung_lab_members += 1 # We welcome our first post-doc, Dr. Vinod K. Gupta from CSIR-IICB (Kolkata, India)! Dr. Gupta's background is in meta-genome bioinformatics, and will be joining the lab this coming October.
July 3-5, 2017: Jaeyun gave an invited talk at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain.
June 20-22, 2017: Jaeyun visited colleagues at Weizmann Institute of Science and Day Two Ltd. in Tel Aviv, Israel.
June, 2017: Jaeyun is featured in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine news blog.
June 6, 2017: Our paper on
gut microbiota metabolic network modeling is out in Nature Communications.
April 2017: Sung Lab has officially launched!

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