Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-b) and programmed cell death in the vertebrate retina;
Molecular Mechanism of Apoptosis Induced by Mechanical Forces;
Cellular functions of ER chaperones Calreticulin, calnexin, and Erp57;
Plasticity of nonapeptidergic neurosecretory cells in connection with the discovery of neurosecretion;
Interactions between virus proteins and host cell membranes during viral life cycle;
Nerve ending "signal" proteins GAP-43, MARCKS and BASP1
Kwang Jeon received his Ph.D. in cell physiology at King's College, University of London, UK, in 1964 and taught at SUNY Buffalo and University of Tennessee. His research was concerned with the biogenesis and function of cell components in two major areas: Integration of intracellular symbionts into host cells leading to the acquisition of new cell components and cell variation; Membrane-protein recycling during endo- and exocytosis.