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Young Min Kwon

Young Min Kwon



Center of Excellence for Poultry Science

University of Arkansas

POSC O-213

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-4935
Fax: (479) 575-8775


  • Ph.D., Poultry Science, Texas A&M University, 2000
  • M.S., Animal Science, Seoul National University, South Korea, 1994
  • B.S., Animal Science, Seoul National University, South Korea, 1992

Professional Experience

  • Faculty member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Program
  • Post-doctoral Research at the USDA-ARS at College Station, Texas
  • Received the Hy-Line International Research Award, 2008

Courses Taught

  • POSC 5873 Molecular Analysis of Foodborne Pathogens, Fall
  • POSC 5901 POSC Graduate Seminar, Fall

Research Area

  • Genetic and genomic analysis of Salmonella to understand the mechanisms for virulence and persistence in poultry
  • Development of Salmonella-based vaccines for poultry


  • Kim, J.N., G.W. Yum, and Y.M. Kwon. 2008. Essential genes in Salmonella Enteritidis as identified by TnAraOut mutagenesis. Curr. Microbiol. 57, 391-394.
  • Cox, M. M., S. L. Layton, T. Jiang, K. Cole, B. M. Hargis, L. R. Berghman, W. G. Bottje, and Y. M. Kwon. 2007. Scarless and site-directed mutagenesis in Salmonella enteritidis chromosome. BMC Biotechnology 7, 59.
  • Kwon, Y. M., L. N. Calhoun, and M. M. Cox. 2007. Salmonella-based vaccine for infectious diseases. Expert Review of Vaccine. 6, 147-152.
  • Hansen, C.R., A. Khatiwara, R. Ziprin, and Y. M. Kwon. 2007. Rapid construction of Campylobacter jejuni deletion mutants. Letters in Applied Microbiology 45, 599-603
  • Kwon, Y.M., and M. M. Cox. 2004. Improved efficacy of whole genome amplification from bacterial cells. BioTechniques 36, 40-44.