YongKu Cho

Ph.D. 2010

Research Project

BBB membrane proteomics - Apply yeast surface display scFv library for membrane protein identification

Previous Education

B.S. in Chemical Engineering
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


Republic of Korea

Previous Industry Experience

Biomedlab Co.
Ansan, Korea
Development of biosensor using Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR)
SPR enables real-time monitoring of biomolecular interaction occurring near a surface. I used the Spreeta system developed by Texas Instruments for rapid detection of biomarkers in human serum. - DNA microarray for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) genotyping: DNA microarray provides an efficient way for virus genotyping. My work related to optimization of the DNA probe sequences to maximize sensitivity and specificity of the assay.


Wang XX, Cho YK, Shusta EV. Mining a yeast library for brain endothelial cell-binding antibodies. Nat Methods. 2007;4:143-145.[Abstract]

Why did you choose UW-Madison?

Strong Bio programs - Research interest in biomolecular engineering Housing Ideas

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