In Ki Cho

Environmental Health Science
Postdoctoral Fellow

Curriculum Vitae

Environmental Health Science

In Ki Cho received his B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology and M.S. in Environmental and Biological Sciences with a concentration in Toxicology both from Troy University. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Emory University under Dr. Anthony W.S. Chan and Dr. Hui Mao’s guidance. He completed postdoctoral training in stem cell biology, neuroscience, and developmental biology at Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University under Dr. Anthony W.S. Chan’s guidance. His research interest includes but is not limited to: regenerative medicine, stem cell and gene therapy, organoids, drug discovery, therapeutic discovery, biomarker discovery, aging, disease modeling in a dish, neurodegenerative diseases, trinucleotide repeat disorders, and environmental toxicology. In his spare time, he enjoys running, hiking, watching movies, and taking photos.

Education
  • Ph.D., Genetics and Molecular Biology, Emory University, 2014
  • M.S., Environmental and Biological Sciences (Toxicology Concentration), Troy University, 2009
  • B.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, Troy University, 2006
Areas of Expertise

Research Keywords: Stem cell, regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy, gene therapy, organoid, therapeutic discovery, drug discovery, biomarker discovery, disease in a dish modeling, in vitro spermatogenesis, in vitro neurogenesis, in vitro directed differentiation, neuroscience, neural progenitor cells, astrocytes, Huntington’s Disease, trinucleotide repeat expansion, environmental toxicology, genetics, molecular biology, and environmental science

Research Interests

Research interest includes but is not limited to: regenerative medicine, stem cell and gene therapy, organoids, drug, and therapeutic discovery, biomarker discovery, aging, disease modeling in a dish, neurodegenerative diseases, trinucleotide repeat disorders, and environmental toxicology.

Selected Publications

1. Khampang, S.*, Cho, I.K.*, Punyawai, K., Gill, B., Langmo, J.N., Nath, S., Watkins, K.A., Symosko, K.M., Fowler, K.L., Tian, S., Statz, J., Steves, A.N., Parnpai, R., White, M.A., Hennebold, J.D., Orwig, K.E., Simerly, C.R., Schatten, G., Easley, C.A., Blastocyst Development after Fertilization with In vitro Spermatids Derived from Non-Human Primate Embryonic Stem Cells. Fertility and Sterility Science. 2021.

2. Khampang, S., Parnpai, R., Mahikul, W., Easley, C.A., Cho, I.K.#, Chan, A.W.S.#, CAG repeat instability in embryonic stem cells and derivative spermatogenic cells of transgenic Huntington’s disease monkey. J Assist Repord Genet. 2021. Epub 2021/02/20. doi: 10.1007/s10815-021-02106-3. PMID: 33611676.

3. Cho I.K., Yang B, Forest C, Qian L, Chan A.W.S. Amelioration of Huntington’s disease phenotype in astrocytes derived from iPSC-derived neural progenitor cells of Huntington’s disease monkeys. PLoS One. 2019;14(3):e0214156. Epub 2019/03/22. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214156. PubMed PMID: 30897183; PMCID: PMC6428250

4. Cho I.K., Hunter C.E., Ye S, Pongos A.L., Chan A.W.S. Combination of stem cell and gene therapy ameliorates symptoms in Huntington’s disease mice. Nature Partner Journal Regenerative Medicine. 2019;4:7. Epub 2019/04/03. doi: 10.1038/s41536-019-0066-7. PubMed PMID: 30937182; PMCID: PMC6435637

5. Cho, I.K., Moran, S.P., Paudyal, R., Piotrowska-Nitsche, K., Cheng, P.H., Zhang, X., Mao, H., Chan, A.W., Longitudinal monitoring of stem cell grafts in vivo using magnetic resonance imaging with inducible MagA as a genetic reporter. Theranostics 4(10):972-989. 2014. (Cover)

Selected Presentations

1. Cho, I.K., (Invited Keynote Speaker). Combination of stem cell and gene therapy ameliorates symptoms in Huntington’s disease mice. Drug Discovery News, Advances in Gene Therapy, 2021.

2. Cho, I.K., Hunter, C., Ye, S., Hope, J., Chan, A.W.S., Longitudinal Behavior Assessment to Evaluate the Efficacy of Neural Progenitor Cell Therapy in Huntington’s disease Mice, HD2016. 2016.

3. Cho, I,K., Yang, B., Forest C., Chan, A.W.S., Amelioration of Huntington’s disease phenotype in astrocytes derived from iPSC-derived neural progenitor cells of Huntington’s disease monkeys. I.S.S.C.R. 2016.

4. Cho, I.K., Whatley, A., Magrath, C., Li, Li., Induction of the cytochrome P450 enzyme in channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus following exposure to wastewater treatment plant effluent. Association of Southeastern Biologist. 2009.

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