Dong Kug Choi
I am presently working as Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Konkuk University, Korea. I finished my PhD (1999) in molecular medicine at the Human Genome Ctr., University of Tokyo; and then my postdoctoral training at Columbia University and Cornell University, New York respectively. Research findings have been published in the international journals including Nature, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience etc and also serving as an Editorial Board Member of scientific journals such as American Journal of Molecular Biology, Botanics: Targets and Therapy. The research in our 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, we examine medicinal herbal compounds and chemical compounds which shows anti-inflammatory property. We also investigate to find drug target gene underlying neuroprotection by microarray or differential display analysis.
Biography Updated on 28 April 2013