former graduate Student, now Postoc in the Torii lab at the University of Washington | email


I study the role of chromatin remodeling in stress and hormone responses.

Han, S.K., Sang, Y., Rodrigues, A., BIOL425F2010, B., Rodriquez, P.L. and Wagner, D. (2012) The SWI2/SNF2 chromatin remodeling ATPase BRAHMA represses Abscisic Acid Responses in the Absence of the Stress Stimulus inArabidopsis, Plant Cell 24 4892-4906.

Efroni, I., Han, S.K., Kim, H.Y., Wu, M.F., Sang, Y., Hong, J.C., Eshed, Y*., and Wagner, D*. (2013). Regulation of leaf maturation by chromatin-mediated modulation of hormonal responses. Developmental Cell. 24, 438-445. *corresponding authors

Wu, M.F., Sang, Y., Bezhani, S., Yamaguchi, N., Han, S.K., Li, Z., Su, Y., Slewinski, T.L., and Wagner, D. (2012). SWI2/SNF2 chromatin remodeling ATPases overcome polycomb repression and control floral organ identity with the LEAFY and SEPALLATA3 transcription factors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109, 3576-3581.

Pastore, J.J., Limpuangthip, A., Yamaguchi, N., Wu, M.F., Sang, Y., Han, S.K., Malaspina, L., Chavdaroff, N., Yamaguchi, A., and Wagner, D. (2011). LATE MERISTEM IDENTITY2 acts together with LEAFY to activate APETALA1.Development 138, 3189-3198.

Soon-Ki is the local expert on chromatin regulation and abiotic stress and has perfected MNAse assays. She also just got married- congratulations!