Jung-Joon Min

Jung-Joon Min
Professor and Chairman
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School
Gwangju, South Korea

Dr. Min received his MD and PhD from CNU Medical School, Gwangju, South Korea in 1991 and 2001, respectively. He completed clinical training of Nuclear Medicine at CNU Hospital and Seoul National University Hospital by 2000. In 2001, Dr. Min moved to Los Angeles (USA) where he pursued postdoctoral research (2001-2004) with Prof. Sam Gambhir at the UCLA-Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging. During his postdoctoral work, he explored PET and optical imaging reporter genes/probes and diverse molecular imaging agents. He joined the CNU faculty in 2004 to direct the Laboratory of In Vivo Molecular Imaging (LOVMI) and to head Nuclear Medicine at CNU Hwasun Hospital. He became Chair of Nuclear Medicine at the CNU Medical School in 2017. Dr. Min has authored over 200 publications in the field and has over 30 patents filed or granted. He holds numerous leadership roles including serving on the Board of Trustees for the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS). He has a huge amount of experience in Society leadership, including the Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine
(KSNM) where he is currently the President-Elect, as well as the Korean Society of Molecular Imaging (KSMI), the Federation of Asian Societies for Molecular Imaging (FASMI), the Asian Oceanian Federation of Nuclear Medicine (AOFNMB), and the Society for Molecular Imaging (SMI).

Dr. Jung-Joon (John) Min is a Chair of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Chonnam National University (CNU). His work is focused on the molecular imaging and cancer theranostics of living subjects, with a particular emphasis on microbial-based cancer theranostics. His lab has developed armed oncolytic bacteria with companion imaging assays as well as molecular theranostic/imaging probes for numerous diseases. Dr. Min is also director of the Institute for Molecular Imaging & Theranostics (iMIT).

Scientific Expertise
Optical Imaging, PET/SPECT, Oncology, Immunology: Inflammation And Infection

Mentoring Interests
Project Management, Networking, Leadership Skills

In my free time, I enjoy…
I enjoy free time by relaxing, watching movies or sports, hiking, playing violin or meeting my family and friends.