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Kristin Chun, Science Instructor

Kristin Chun, Science Instructor

Dr. Chun is a science teacher at University High School. She taught at University from 2015 to 2016, and she returned to our faculty in 2018.


B.S. in Biochemistry, University of California, Davis
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Stanford University
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine

Past Experience

Assistant Professor (Teaching and Conducting Basic Research), Indiana University School of Medicine
Visiting Lecturer (Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology and lab courses in Cell Biology and Microbiology), IUPUI
Part-Time Teacher (Biology, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, Independent Science Research), Park Tudor School
Chemistry Tutor

Accomplishments & Publications

Waning, D.L, B. Li, N. Jia, Y. Naaldijk, W.S. Goebel, H. HogenEsch, and K.T. Chun. 2008. Cul4A is Required for Survival of Hematopoietic Cells and is Essential for Viability. Blood. 112(2): 320-329.

Chun KT, B. Li, E. Dobrota, C. Tate, J.H. Lee, S. Khan, L. Haneline, H. HogenEsch, D.G. Skalnik. 2014. The epigenetic regulator CXXC finger protein 1 is essential for murine hematopoiesis. PLoS One. Dec 3;9(12).

Courses Taught in 2021-22


What do you like about working at University High School?

The community at University High School makes it a special and wonderful place to be. Everyone’s learning (academic and social) is sincerely valued and supported. As a teacher, I love my job because I enjoy helping students learn and watching them grow. I also feel lucky when I’m learning from them and other teachers.

Personal Information

My husband and I met in graduate school, and the last work I did as a scientist was a collaboration with him that became one of my last publications. We have two kids, Christopher and Allie (University High School Class of 2022). I enjoy hiking and backpacking (usually with family), bicycling, woodworking when there’s time, reading, and somewhat nerdy television and movies.

Contact Kristin

Telephone: (317) 733-4475, ext. 163
Email: kchun@universityhighschool.org