08/2018 – Graduate student at UIUC
03/2015 – 08/2017 M.S. Organic Chemistry, Korea University
03/2009 – 02/2015 B.S. Chemistry, Korea University
Sungjong was born and raised in South Korea. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. from Korea University, where he worked on the synthesis of 2-arylindole-3-acetic acid derivatives via cyanide-mediated imino-Stetter reaction under Prof. Cheol-Hong Cheon. Sungjong then joined the Sarlah group at UIUC and began working on the synthesis of aminoglycosides.
Outside the lab, he enjoys various musical activities such as listening and singing K-pop songs, and playing the clarinet. He also enjoys watching Youtube videos of pets and games.