H. K. ChoiH K Choi

Associate Professor

B.A. University of Chicago
Ph.D. Boston University
Postdoc Burnham Institute

Office NSM A144
Tel (310) 243-3985
Email hchoi@csudh.edu

Research Interests
The expression of milk proteins by mammary epithelial cells (MEC) is dependent on both stimulation by the pituitary hormone prolactin and the correct engagement of MEC to the extracellular matrix mediated by integrins. Currently, we are studying the intracellular mechanism(s) involved in coordinating these signaling events, namely whether lipid rafts - discrete membrane platforms enriched in cholesterol and sphingolipids - play a role in mediating this crosstalk.

Courses
BIO 120 Principles of Biology I
BIO 421 Molecular Biology
BIO 520 Graduate Seminar in Cell and Molecular Biology

Additional Information
Coordinator - Bridges to Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) Program.