P. G. Suh

Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

Pann-Ghill Suh, DVM & PhD Department of Life Science Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, South Korea Dr. Pann-Ghill Suh joined the Department of Life Science of Pohang University of Science and Technology(POSTECH) as an Assistant Professor in 1989, right after his post-doctoral training for four years at NIH, U.S.A. He obtained his Ph.D. at the Seoul National University (SNU) Medical School in 1986, after his DVM degree at SNU in 1980. He served as Dean of Research Affairs of POSTECH and is now a full professor as national scholar and Director of National Research Laboratory for Cellular Signaling Network. Dr. Suh focuses his research efforts on understanding the entity and the basic principle, of phospholipids-mediated signaling networks, and their patho- physiological roles in human body. For the first time, Dr. Suh, in collaboration with his colleague Dr. Ryu, discovered multiple isoforms of phospholipase C in brain tissue and cloned these cDNAs during his post-doctoral fellowship in NIH, USA. Over the last decade, he has achieved considerable understanding of the mechanisms by which signals are conveyed from receptors at the plasma membrane to specific phospholipase C isoforms and of their significance in many cellular physiological responses. Recently, Dr. Suh has expanded his research into new BIT research programs aiming to identify novel ligands for GPCRs by means of knowledge integration with computer science. "Work on the molecular dissection and functional significance of protein-protein interactions in signal transduction is a primary focus of our lab." explains Dr. Suh.

Biography Updated on 6 February 2011

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