New faculty spotlight: Suyong Choi, PhD

September 20, 2021

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Suyong Choi, PhD

Suyong Choi, PhD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.

Name: Suyong Choi, PhD

Hometown: Sacheon, South Korea

Title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases

Research/professional interests:

  • Phosphoinositide signaling in cancer and immunology
  • Novel roles of nuclear phosphoinositides in gene expression, epigenetics, DNA damage repair, and other nuclear signaling pathways
  • Development of therapeutics targeting phosphoinositide-generating kinases

How I fell in love with research:

My fascination with science and research came largely from science courses particularly molecular biology and biochemistry that I took during my undergraduate studues. I realized that there is a lot more that I can discover than what we know. 

Education:

  • BS, biochemistry, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • MS, cancer biology, Seoul National University
  • PhD, cellular and molecular biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Memberships:

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society for Cell Biology

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I love gardening. Growing plants inspires me.
  • I am a big fan of the Green Bay Packers. GO PACK GO!
  • I love playing tennis.

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