Richard Joh

Richard Joh, Ph.D.

Job title: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Department of Physics

Joh's research focuses on how the extracellular environment affects gene regulation and contributes to tumor progression and aggressiveness.

Richard "Inho" Joh, Ph.D., is a biophysicist at the interface of physical and life sciences. He joins the physics department from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, where he studied a dormant cellular state known as quiescence (G0).

His current research focuses on how the extracellular environment affects gene regulation and contributes to tumor progression and aggressiveness. Other research interests include 3-dimensional genome organization, copy number variation, mechanisms of gene regulation, the emergence of drug resistance and cancer epigenetics.

Joh is originally from Korea and studied physics and mathematics at Seoul National University. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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