Jung-Gun Kim
  • Stanford University
Research fields
  • Microbiology
Personal information


Ph.D. in Agricultural Biotech, Seoul Natl University, 2004

Current position

Senior Research Associate, Dept of Biology, Stanford University, CA, USA (2009-present)


  1. Magnani, E., de Klein, N., Nam, H. I., Kim, J. G., Pham, K., Fiume, E., Mudgett, M. B. and Rhee, S. Y. (2014). A comprehensive analysis of microProteins reveals their potentially widespread mechanism of transcriptional regulation. Plant Physiol 165(1): 149-159.
  2. Cheong, M. S., Kirik, A., Kim, J. G., Frame, K., Kirik, V. and Mudgett, M. B. (2014). AvrBsT acetylates Arabidopsis ACIP1, a protein that associates with microtubules and is required for immunity. PLoS Pathog 10(2): e1003952.
  3. Fan, M., Bai, M. Y., Kim, J. G., Wang, T., Oh, E., Chen, L., Park, C. H., Son, S. H., Kim, S. K., Mudgett, M. B. and Wang, Z. Y. (2014). The bHLH transcription factor HBI1 mediates the trade-off between growth and pathogen-associated molecular pattern-triggered immunity in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26(2): 828-841.
  4. Kim, J. G., Stork, W. and Mudgett, M. B. (2013). Xanthomonas type III effector XopD desumoylates tomato transcription factor SlERF4 to suppress ethylene responses and promote pathogen growth. Cell Host Microbe 13(2): 143-154.
  5. Taylor, K. W., Kim, J. G., Su, X. B., Aakre, C. D., Roden, J. A., Adams, C. M. and Mudgett, M. B. (2012). Tomato TFT1 is required for PAMP-triggered immunity and mutations that prevent T3S effector XopN from binding to TFT1 attenuate Xanthomonas virulence. PLoS Pathog 8(6): e1002768.
  6. Kim, J. G., Taylor, K. W. and Mudgett, M. B. (2011). Comparative analysis of the XopD type III secretion (T3S) effector family in plant pathogenic bacteria. Mol Plant Pathol 12(8): 715-730.
  7. Chen, L. Q., Hou, B. H., Lalonde, S., Takanaga, H., Hartung, M. L., Qu, X. Q., Guo, W. J., Kim, J. G., Underwood, W., Chaudhuri, B., Chermak, D., Antony, G., White, F. F., Somerville, S. C., Mudgett, M. B. and Frommer, W. B. (2010). Sugar transporters for intercellular exchange and nutrition of pathogens. Nature 468(7323): 527-532.
  8. Kim, J. G., Li, X., Roden, J. A., Taylor, K. W., Aakre, C. D., Su, B., Lalonde, S., Kirik, A., Chen, Y., Baranage, G., McLane, H., Martin, G. B. and Mudgett, M. B. (2009). Xanthomonas T3S Effector XopN Suppresses PAMP-Triggered Immunity and Interacts with a Tomato Atypical Receptor-Like Kinase and TFT1. Plant Cell 21(4): 1305-1323.
  9. Kim, J. G., Taylor, K. W., Hotson, A., Keegan, M., Schmelz, E. A. and Mudgett, M. B. (2008). XopD SUMO protease affects host transcription, promotes pathogen growth, and delays symptom development in Xanthomonas-infected tomato leaves. Plant Cell 20(7): 1915-1929.
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