CHOI, Kyunghee

Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology

We investigate molecular mechanisms involved in hematopoietic and endothelial cell lineage specification. We focus on transcription factors and their target genes in the establishment of the hematopoietic and vascular systems. One of the objectives is to monitor key transcription factor activities and cell differentiation process through live cell imaging with a goal to further our understandings of how blood and endothelial cell lineage differentiation is regulated. Ultimately, we would like to determine whether developmental signals also play a role in injury mediated hematopoietic and vessel regeneration and diseases.