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Jinah Choi

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Jinah Choi

Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
University of California, Merced
Expertise: 
medicines for hepatitis C infection
liver cirrhosis and liver cancer
hepatitis C virus

Biography

Jinah Choi is an assistant professor in the School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced. Her research focuses on the molecular characterization of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and its interactions with the host. HCV is an important human pathogen. More than 80 percent of HCV infection results in chronic infection that can lead to serious liver diseases, such as liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (i.e. liver cancer). Choi seeks to better understand HCV and its pathogenic mechanisms in order to develop a new and improved anti-HCV therapy. Choi received her Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of Southern California and her B.S. in 1992 from the University of California, Los Angeles.

UC Merced School of Natural Sciences
5200 North Lake Road
Merced  California  95340
United States
Office Phone: 
(209) 228-4386
Office Fax: 
(209) 228-4053

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