Professor Kyung-Hyun Cho’s main areas of expertise in lipoprotein metabolism including structure and functions of lipoproteins including low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). HDL is a strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-senescence agent in blood. HDL-cholesterol is inversely correlated with incidence of diabetes, atherosclerosis, and metabolic syndrome. Professor Cho obtained his PhD from the Kyungpook National University of South Korea in 1998 and gained his postdoctoral training at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign until 2000. He joined Cleveland Clinic Foundation as a Research Doctor until 2001. After back home, he worked at Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology as senior scientist for 4 years. Then he moved to the Yeungnam University (YU), in 2005, where he is currently the Professor and Head of the Research Institute of Protein Sensor (RIPS) in the YU. Over the past 5 years, Professor Cho published more than 63 SCI journals and filed 21 domestic and international patents. He has presented his work at numerous international conferences.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2012