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Erica Jung, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Building & Room:

2043 ERF


842 West Taylor Street, MC 251, Chicago, IL 60607

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Research Interests:

  • Neuroimaging
  • Biofluidics
  • Microsystems
  • Small animal models

Dr. Jung’s research interests are in the development of systems and methods to investigate physical properties of small organisms (e.g. zebrafish larvae) to solve problems in biology and medicine. Dr. Jung is particularly interested in applying micro- and nanotechnologies to address questions in neuroscience.

Selected Publications

  1. Piatkevich, K. D., Bensussen, S., Tseng, H., Shroff, S., Lopez-Huerta, V., Park, D., Jung, E. E., Shemesh, O., Straub, C., Gritton, H., Romano, M., Costa, E., Sabatini, B., Fu, Z., Han, X., Boyden, E. S., (2019), Population imaging of neural activity in awake behaving mice in multiple brain regionsNature, accepted.
  2. Piatkevich, K. D.*, Jung, E. E.*, Straub, C., Linghu, C., Park, D., Suk, H. J., Hochbaum, D. R., Goodwin, D., Pnevmatikakis, E., Pak, N., Kawashima, T., Yang, C. T., Rhoades, J. L., Shemesh, O., Asano, S., Yoon, Y.G., Freifeld, L., Saulnier, J. L., Riegler, C., Engert, F., Hughes, T., Drobizhev, M., Szabo, B., Ahrens, M. B., Flavell, S. W., Sabatini, B. L., Boyden, E. S., A robotic multidimensional directed evolution of proteins: development and application to fluorescent voltage reportersNature Chemical Biology, 352–360 (2018), *equal contribution.
  3. Chang, JB, Chen, F., Yoon YG, Jung, E.E., Babcock, H., Kang, JS, Asano, S., Suk H., Pak, N., Tillberg, P.W., Wassie A., Cai, D., Boyden, E.S. Iterative expansion microscopyNature Methods, 14:593-599, (2017).
  4. Barykina NV, Subach OM, Piatkevich KD, Jung E.E., Malyshev AY, et al. Green fluorescent genetically encoded calcium indicator based on calmodulin/M13-peptide from fungiPLOS ONE 12(8), (2017)

Notable Honors

2019, NARSAD Young Investigator, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation


Postdoc, Neuroscience
MIT Media Lab, 2018

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Cornell University, 2013