Tae-Jin Choi obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Plant Pathology Major, Department of Agricultural Biology, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. He got his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Plant Pathology, the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif, USA, in 1993. His thesis is entitled "Molecular analysis of the genome of sonchus yellow net virus" (under the advising and supervision of Andrew O. Jackson). From January 1993 till February 1995, he served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis, USA. From December 2011 till February 2003, he was serving as a Visiting Scientist at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb, USA. Then, from March 1995 till Present, he has been serving as a Professor in the Department of Microbiology, the Pukyong National University, Busan, Republic of Korea. He is involved among the American Society of Virology, the Korean Society of Plant Pathology, Korean Society of Fish Pathology, the Korean Society of Fisheries Sciences, and the Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology. His research interests include the isolation and characterization of new algal viruses, the Molecular analysis of algal virus genomes, the metagenome analysis of viral population in fresh and sea water, the functional analysis of gene encoded by algal viruses, and the transformation of microalgae.
Biography Updated on 7 June 2012