Chulhee Choi, MD, PhD

Professor
Chair, Optical Bioimaging Center
Cell Signaling and BioImaging Laboratory
Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST

Contact Info +

TEL: +82-42-350-4321/8552

FAX: +82-42-350-4380

EMAIL: cchoi@kaist.ac.kr

Research areas

- Cell Signaling: Cell Death and proliferation,
Inflammation, Cancer microenvironment and invasion

- Biomedical Imaging: Near-infrared fluorescence
imaging, Dynamic ICG perfusion imaging

- Biophotonics: Optical modulation of cellular
function using femtosecond pulsed laser

Editorial Board

- Nanobiosensors in Disease Diagnosis(Dove Press):
Editor-in-Chief since 2011 Sep

- Communicative & Integrative Biology
(Landes Bioscience):Editorial board member
since 2011 Sep

- Cancer Letters(Elsvier): Editorial board member
since 2011 Jul

08/99
PhD Degree, Microbiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea,
Mentor: In-hong Choi, MD, PhD
03/95~02/99
Residency, Neurology, Yonsei University Medical Center
02/97
Masters Degree, Neurology, Yonsei University College of Medicine
03/91~02/92
Internship, Internal Medicine, Yonsei University Medical Center, Korea
02/91
MD Degree, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
03/12~present
Professor: Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST
10/09~present
Chair: Optical Bioimaging Center, KAIST
04/07~present
Member: KI for the BioCentury, KAIST
04/06~present
Adjunctive professor: Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering, KAIST
04/06~present
Chair: BK21 Center for Bio-Medical Information Technology, KAIST
03/05~present
Associate Professor: Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST
09/02~02/05
Assistant Professor: Division of Molecular Life Sciences, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
10/01~12/03
Research Instructor: Department of Cell Biology, UAB
04/99~09/01
Postdoctoral Fellow: Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Mentor: Etty N. Benveniste, PhD
- Active Member of American Society of Neurooncology, since 2012
- Active Member of American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), since 2009
- Regular Member of The Korean Cancer Association, since 2009
- Regular Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Korea, since 2009
- Regular Member of Korean Association of Neurology, since 1999
- Regular Member of Korean Medical Association, since 1991
- Regular Member of Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology (KSMCB), since 2003
- Regular Member of Korean Society for Cell Biology (KSCB), since 2003
- Regular Member of Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science (KSBNS), since 2003
- Corresponding Junior Member of American Academy of Neurology (AAN), 2000-2002
- Regular Member of American Association of Immunologists (AAI), 2001-2003
- Regular Member of American Society for Microbiology (ASM), 2001-2003
- Korea Cancer Research Foundation Award (Excellence in basic cancer research) for “Constitutive expression of mitogen kinase phosphatase-1 confers chemoresistance in human malignant astrocytoma cells from Korean Cancer Association, 6/14/13 (at the 39th Annual Meeting, Lotte Hotel, Seoul)
- Best paper award from Korean Cancer Association for “Caspase-dependent generation of reactive oxygen species in human astrocytoma cells confers tumor resistance to TRAIL-mediated apoptosis”, 6/17/2011 (at 37th Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea)
- Best lecturerer award from Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST, Fall Semester/2010, Spring semester/2006, Fall semester/2005
- 2010 S&T award (Excellence in biomedical research) from Korea Federation of Science and Technology Societies, 7/6/10 (at 2010 Korea S&T annual meeting, Daegu)
- 2010 Korea Cancer Research Foundation Award (Excellence in basic cancer research) for “Proapoptotic Ginsenosides Compound K and Rh2 Enhance Fas-induced Cell Death of Human Astrocytoma Cells through Distinct Apoptotic Signaling Pathways” from Korean Cancer Association, 6/11/10 (at the 36th Annual Meeting, Lotte Hotel, Seoul)
- 2009 Health Industry Technology Award (Excellence in Biomedical Research) for “Development of Near Infrared Fluorescence Imaging Technology for Measurement of Peripheral Tissue Perfusion” from Ministry for Health, Welfare & Family Affairs, Republic of Korea, 12/08/09 (at the HITEK 2009, Coex, Seoul)
- 2009 Technology Innovation Award (Excellence in Technology Innovation), KAIST
- Minister Prize for Excellence in University-Industry Cooperation from Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Republic of Korea, 11/5/09 (at the 2009 UIC EXPO University-Industry Cooperation Center, Ilsan, Korea)
- Bumsuk Award (Best academic achievement) from Eulji Foundation, 2004/2005/2006/2009
- John R. Durant Award (Junior faculty category) for Excellence in Cancer Research from the Comprehensive Cancer Center of University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2001/200.
- AAI Junior Faculty Travel Award for AAI Annual Meeting from the American Association of Immunologists, Apr 22, 2002
- S. Weir Mitchell Award from the American Academy of Neurology, May 11, 2001
- John R. Durant Award (Post-doctoral category) for Excellence in Cancer Research from the Comprehensive Cancer Center of University of Alabama at Birmingham, Oct 25, 1999