Positions

Assistant Professor
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Assistant professor
Pediatrics
Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US

Education

BS from University of Dong-A
Biotechnology
PhD from Dong-A College of Medicine
Physiology/Neuroscience
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
Glial development

Professional Interests

  • Elucidating mechanisms of gliogenesis in neural development and how its dysfunction can lead to neurodegenerative disease

Professional Statement

In my laboratory, we plan to take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of neural development and eventually neurodegenerative disease. Glia play diverse roles in the functioning CNS and, consequently, are associated with numerous neurological disorders and malignancies. In spite of their vital role in CNS physiology and pathology, the molecular mechanisms that control their development and diversity remain poorly defined; accordingly, how these processes contribute to CNS pathology also remains undefined. Therefore, our studies focus on the identification of novel molecular signaling and regulatory pathway in glial cell development by manipulation both chick and mouse model systems and biochemical techniques combined with an array of complex CNS injury models. These studies will provide the foundation upon which we will translate developmentally relevant findings to demyelinating diseases and neurodegenerative disorders in an effort to develop therapeutic interventions.

Selected Publications