We are pleased to announce that Yoonsang Cho, Ph.D., is joining the Department as Assistant Professor, effective July 2012. Dr. Cho was formerly an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine.
Yoonsang is an established investigator studying the structural and chemical biology of ligands and receptors in inflammation and cancer. Immune cells interact indirectly with other cells via small protein ligands, such as cytokines and growth factors, but the mechanisms behind these interactions is not well understood. His research aims to unlock the molecular details of the ligand-receptor interactions in the hope that these molecules might be used as models to develop new therapies for cancer and inflammatory diseases.