Julia Joung

Graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University







Julia Joung is a graduate student in the lab of Feng Zhang. She received her B.S. from Stanford University in bioengineering, where she worked with a postdoc in the neurobiology lab of Ben Barres on astrocyte-mediated synaptic pruning. At Stanford, she was selected as the departmental commencement speaker and for the Terman Engineering Scholastic Award. After graduation, as a research scientist at Counsyl, she helped develop a large-scale, cost-effective sequencing protocol for genetic diagnostics. In the lab of Feng Zhang, she develops CRISPR-Cas9 tools for screening long noncoding RNAs and better understanding neurodevelopmental diseases.