Dr. Woo received his PhD from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and his undergraduate degree from the Korea University, Seoul, Korea. He did postdoctoral work at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York.
His research goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms for the formation of the RNA structurome. He is interested particularly in how RNA-Protein interactions determine the RNA spatial structure which are involved in the translational regulation as well as mRNA decay.
In translational reseach, he is interested in the molecular basis of the metastasis in the epithelial ovarian and breast cancers. The abnormal expression of proto-oncogenes c-fms and CSF-1 is an important prognostic factor. CSF-1 encodes the colony stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1) and c-fms encodes the receptor tyrosine kinase (CSF-1R), a sole receptor to the CSF-1. His research focuses on the post-transcriptional and translational regulation of c-fms and CSF-1 by means of the RNA-Protein interactions and small ncRNAs.
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Society for Microbiology
AIMS Molecular Science
European Journal of Molecular Biology
Archives of Biomedical Sciences
VRI Cell Signaling
VRI Biological Medicinal Chemistry