October 22, 2014
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Jay Sohn

E-mail: jsohn@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-2089
Fax: 301-314-9290

 
 
 

Research Interests

My major research interest is to trace evolutionary history in Lepidopteran-hostplant interaction based on phylogenetic inference. Especially, I have a lot of interest in Yponomeutoidea, the superfamily containing many putative lineages in systematic term. I'm also going to be deeply involved to paleontological aspects of Lepidoptera evolution with checking fossils.
  

Education

1992-1999: B. S., Dept. of Biology, Kyong-Hee University, Seoul, Korea 
1999-2002: M. S., Dept. Agrobiology, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea 
2003-2005: Ph. D. program, Dept. of Agrobiology, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea 
2006-present: Ph. D. program, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, USA 
  

Representative Publications

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Sohn, J. C. and H. L. Han, 2005. A new species of Stenoloba Staudinger (Noctuidae, Bryophilinae) from Korea. TINEA 19(1): 22-27 (in English).
 
Sohn, J. C., L. Ronkay and S. W. Choi, 2005. First report of five noctuid species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Korea. J. Asia-Pacific Entomol. 8(2): 147-152 (in English).
 
Sohn, J. C. and S. H. Yen, 2005. A Taxonomic Revision of the Korean Epipleminae (Lepidoptera: Uraniidae), with Phylogenetic Comments on the Involved Genera. Zoological Studies 44(1): 44-70 (in English).
 
Sohn, J. C., L. Ronkay and V. S. Kononenko, 2004. Three newly recorded and four little known species of Korean Noctuidae (Lepidoptera). Entomol. Res. 34(2): 65-72 (in English).
 
Ronkay, L. and J. C. Sohn, 2004. Two new species of the Maliattha vialis species-group from Asia (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Acontiinae). J. Asia-Pacific Entomol. 7(3): 269-275 (in English).
 
Kim, S. S., J. C. Sohn and S. Cho, 2004. A Taxonomic Revision of Illiberis Walker (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae: Procridinae) in Korea. Entomol. Res. 34(4): 235-251 (in English).
 
Hong, S. P. and J. C. Sohn, 2003. Pollination of Symplocarpus renifolius Schott ex Miquel (Araceae) in Korea. Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy 33(2): 165-179 (in Korean with English summary). 
 
Kim, S. S. and J. C. Sohn, 2003. A new record of the family Hyblaeidae (Lepidoptera) from Korea. Korean Journal of Entomology 33(2): 127-131 (in English).
 
Choi, S. W. and J. C. Sohn, 2003. The occurrence of a winter geometrid moth, Sebastosema bubonaria Warren, in Korea (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Korean J. Entomol. 33(4): 273-275 (in English).
 
Park, K. T. and J. C. Sohn, 2002. Description of Bombyx shini sp. nov. (Lepidoptera, Bombycidae) from Korea. Tinea 17(2): 67-69 (in English). 
 
Sohn, J. C., S. L. An, J. E. Lee, and K. T. Park, 2002. Notes on exotic species, Ophraella communa LeSage (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Korea. Korean J. Appl. Entomol. 41(2): 145-150 (in Korean with English summary).
 
Sohn, J. C. and L. Ronkay, 2001. New records of Korean Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) with description of a new species. Ins. Koreana 18(3): 219-227 (in English)
 
Sohn, J. C. and S. S. Kim, 2000. A larval hostplant list of the Lepidoptera in South Korea (1) -Family Geometridae, Uraniidae and Epicopeiidae. J. Lepid. Soc. Korea 13: 37-48 (in Korean with English summary).
 
Hong, S. P. and J. C. Sohn, 2000. Pollination of Tricyrtis dilatata Nakai (Liliaceae) in Korea. Kor. J. Plant Tax. 30(3): 251-266 (in Korean with English summary). 
 
Sohn, J. C., S. S. Kim and Y. H. Shin, 1998. The Lepidopterous insects in Mt. Ch'ukryong, Kyonggi-do. J. Kor. Biota 3: 363-378 (in Korean with English summary).
 

Awards and Recognition

1993: Special Affair Scholarship (Insect Specimen Curation in Natural History Museum), Department of Biology, Kyong-Hee University
1997: Competitive Scholarship for Total Tuition Fee (Spring Semester), Department of Biology, Kyong-Hee University
1997: Competitive Scholarship for Partial Tuition Fee (Fall Semester), Department of Biology, Kyong-Hee University
1998: Competitive Scholarship for Partial Tuition Fee (Spring & Fall Semesters), Department of Biology, Kyong-Hee University
2000: Teaching Assistant Scholarship (Fall Semester), Department of Agrobiology, Kangwon National University
2001: Graduate School Award for outstanding research paper, Kangwon National University
2004: Teaching Assistant Scholarship (Fall Semester), Department of Plant Medicine, Chungbuk National University
2005: NURI Scholarship (Spring Semester), Department of Plant Medicine, Chungbuk National University