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Yea Ji Jeong

Asst Professor


Asst Professor of Anatomic Pathology

Terry Center TC 1517

CVM Main Building NA


Yea Ji Jeong obtained her DVM from Konkuk University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Seoul, South Korea, in 2014. During her veterinary education, she fell in love with anatomic pathology and translational cancer research. Then, she pursued a PhD in Pathobiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she performed PhD dissertation research in locally invasive and metastatic behaviors of human pancreatic cancers in 3-dimensional organoid models. In June 2024, she completed her anatomic pathology residency at the Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, during which she developed a research program in canine and feline pancreatic malignancies. In addition, she is interested in diagnosing and teaching hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases in dogs and cats.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jiwoong Her (Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care focus), and their cat, Hoochoo (black pepper in Korean).  Her hobbies include exploring local coffee roasters, traveling, and dancing with her cat.


PhD Pathobiology Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2021

DVM Konkuk University College of Veterinary Medicine 2014

Area(s) of Expertise

Dr. Jeong’s research focuses on creating a precision oncology platform for animal patients. In the precision oncology platform, she will correlate histopathologic diagnosis, genomic/transcriptomic information, and ex vivo chemotherapeutic screening results in patient-derived organoid models to provide a better-informed decision-making process for veterinary oncology clinicians and patients.