Hakryul Jo Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Biographical Info

Hakryul Jo is a molecular and cell biologist with an extensive background in biochemical purification, molecular and cell biology, and chemical genetics approaches to study intracellular signaling pathways. He received his Ph.D. degree from Vanderbilt University where he studied the tumorigenic processes mediated by oncogenic Ras signaling pathway. His earlier postdoctoral work at MEEI (Harvard) and Whitehead (MIT) focused on the genetic components responsible for the retinal patterning and signaling pathways underlying the forebrain development. This training in embryonic zebrafish provided him with a solid foundation in developmental biology and embryology and a profound appreciation of genetics approach to address biological questions. Prior to coming to Yale, Jo was a research fellow at Children’s Hospital Boston. He employed a chemical screening approach to study and to modulate the PI3K/Akt signaling, a key cellular pathway associated with various human cancers. Capitalizing on broad experiences in biochemical approaches, chemical screening, genetics and developmental biology, he is interested in employing the chemical tools to understand and modulate cellular pathways related to pathogenesis of human diseases.

Education & Training

Kyungpook National University Medical School (1995)
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2001)

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