Hyung-Sun Youn is a professor of Soonchunhyang University in Korea. He got a Ph.D. from University of Alabama in 2012. He published more than 50 papers. His main research project has been to identify the molecular targets of certain phytochemicals that are known to possess anti-inflammatory and chemopreventive effects. He has been studying the regulation of downstream signaling pathways and target gene expression for Toll-like receptors (TLR). Identifying the direct targets of phytochemicals in TLR-mediated signaling pathways is the new direction of research in this area that would expand in the coming decade. Identifying natural products that can modulate signaling molecules in TLR signaling pathways can lead to discovery of chemopreventive and anti-diabetic agents.
Biodiversity, Phytochemicals, Anti-inflammatories