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“I enjoy working on various projects with my lab members to discover new scientific knowledge.”

Ho-Sung Rhee developed an interest in gene regulation while studying for his master’s degree at Seoul National University in South Korea and decided to pursue the topic in North America, home to many of the leaders in the field. He earned his PhD in molecular biology at Pennsylvania State University and continued on to a postdoctoral fellowship at the Motor Neuron Center at Columbia University in New York before accepting a position at UTM.

Ho-Sung Rhee“I get excited by new scientific discoveries,” he says. “I enjoy working on various projects with my lab members to discover new scientific knowledge.”

Rhee’s research focuses broadly on the development of the central nervous system and how neuronal cells are generated from a single stem cell. He explores how genetic information is transferred to proteins during mammalian development and how genes are expressed to make unique cell types in the central nervous system. His UTM research lab currently includes three graduate students and two undergraduates.

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Ho-Sung Rhee, Assistant Professor, Tenure Stream

 

“Biology is booming and the field is growing very fast in terms of both knowledge and research techniques.”

Although his undergraduate degree is in physics, Baohua Liu has since turned his attention to neuroscience.

“I take the logic, reasoning and quantitative skills I learned in physics and apply them to my currentLiu research,” says Liu.

Neuroscience research, he believes, offers greater opportunities for discovery than physics.

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Baohua Liu, Assistant Professor, Tenure Stream