Dong Kug Choi is presently working as Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Konkuk University, Korea. Choi finished the Ph.D. degree (1999) in molecular medicine at the Human Genome Center, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, and then the postdoctoral training at Columbia University and Cornell University, New York, NY, USA, respectively. Research findings have been published in the international journals including Nature, PNAS, and Journal of Neuroscience. Choi is also serving as an Editorial Board Member of scientific journals such as American Journal of Molecular Biology, Botanics: Targets and Therapy. The research in their laboratory investigates molecular mechanisms of neuroinflammation and neuronal cell. We have principally focused on the role of inflammation, oxidative damage, and histone modification in neurodegenerative diseases. Our studies have utilized cell culture models, transgenic animal models, and neurotoxin (MPTP) animal models. To develop neuroprotective agents, Choi examines medicinal herbal compounds and chemical compounds which show anti-inflammatory property. Choi also investigates to find drug target gene underlying neuroprotection by microarray or differential display analysis.
Biography Updated on 30 November 2015