Seung Woo Cho

Associate Professor

Rm 801-7, Bldg 110

Genome Engineering Lab

Genome Engineering | Gene regulation | Epigenomics

Mutations in protein coding-sequence and regulatory elements can cause altered gene expression which can cause diseases. Mis-regulated gene expression can be corrected by direct editing of genomic elements. Indeed, artificial transcription factors can regulate gene expression resulting rescue phenotypes. The fact that less than 2% of our genome encodes protein suggests regulatory elements are promising candidates for therapeutics. We aim to identify and develop strategy for correction of disease-associated aberrations using CRISPR and its derivative technology.

Curriculum Vitae

– 2019~Present : Assistant Professor, UNIST

– 2014-2018 : Postdoctoral Research Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Center for Personal Dynamic Regulomes, Stanford School of Medicine

Academic Credential

– 2014: Ph.D. Biochemistry, Seoul National University

– 2007: B. S. Chemistry, Chung-Ang University


– 2019~ present : committee member of Korean Association for Genome Editing

– 2018 Patent and Technology Awards (Korean Intellectual Property Office)