Dr. Daniel Jung - Biology Department | Briar Cliff University
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Daniel Jung

Daniel Jung

Associate Professor of Biology; Director, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT); Director, Carver Molecular Biology Teaching Lab

Department: Department of Biology
Phone: 712-279-5210
Email: Daniel.Jung@briarcliff.edu
Office Location: Heelan Hall 269


  • Ph.D. in Microbiology, specialized in bacterial pathogen interaction with human immune cells. Miami University (Ohio).
  • M.S. in Biology, emphasis on Immunology. Ball State University
  • B.S. in Animal Science, Yeungnam University
Daniel Jung


As a lecturer and laboratory instructor, my role is not just limited to teaching the principles of Biology and immunology but how to apply the knowledge to solve scientific problems.  I hope to do this in a manner that allows students to develop scientific approaches and critical thinking ability, key assets for success in any science and professional career.  

I expect that my research will not only lead to the training of future basic scientists but will also appeal to other future professionals.  Research is powerful teaching tool especially for students who want to develop critical thinking ability. 

My research interests involve establishing protective immunity against various pathogens.  


  • J. Jung, C.M. Robinson. 2014.  IL-12 and IL-27 regulate the phagosomal/lysosomal pathway in mycobacteria-infected human macrophages. Cell communication and signaling. 12, 16
  • J. Jung, R. Madan-Lala, M. Georgieva, J. Rengarajan, C.D. Sohaskey, F-C. Bange, C.M. Robinson. 2013. The intracellular environment of human macrophages that produce nitric oxide promotes growth of mycobacteria. Infection and Immunity. 81, 198-209. 
  • J. Jung, C.M. Robinson. 2013. Interleukin-27 inhibits phagosomal acidification by blocking vacuolar ATPases. Cytokine. 62, 202-205.
  • J.D. Kraft, J. Horzempa, C. Davis, J. Jung, M.M. Pena, C.M. Robinson. 2013. Neonatal macrophages express elevated levels of interleukin-27 that oppose immune responses. Immunology. 139, 484-493. 
  • C.M. Robinson, J. Jung, G.J. Nau. 2012 Interferon-g, tumor necrosis factor, and Interleukin-18 cooperate to control growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in human macrophages. Cytokine. 60, 233-241.