Senyon Teddy Choe
Senyon (Teddy) Choe is currently Director of Mogam Institute, Korea, and Professor of Biology at UCSD. He was a founding faculty member of Structural Biology Laboratory of Salk Institute in 1993 and served till 2015. His major honors include election in 1999 to the Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition for his frontier science in biophysics of K channels and of TGF-beta ligands.
He worked in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Stroud (UCSF) from 1984 to 1987 and received his Ph.D from University of California, Berkeley. His research group focused on molecular mechanisms of cell-cell communication to develop new stem cell therapy and the drug discovery with a particular focus on TGF-beta superfamily ligands. He developed synthetic protein therapeutics against bone disorders and fibrosis. He is a sought-after speaker at public events including his recent TEDx lecture.