Hye Ran Koh – Department of Chemistry, Chung-ang University, Korea). Investigation of RNA interference by single mRNA imaging at the single-cell level.
Hye Ran Koh received her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Seoul National University, Korea in 2009. She pursued the single-molecule fluorescence bio-imaging at the molecular and cellular level at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA from 2010 to 2015. And she moved to Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA as a research scientist in 2016, focusing more on the mRNA imaging at the single-cell level. She is currently an assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. Her research interest includes the molecular mechanisms of RNA-mediated gene regulation at the single-molecule level, the subcellular localization and the quantification of diseases-related genes at the single-cell level as well as the development of a cutting-edge technique complementing current sequencing methods in RNA biology and its application to cancer diagnosis.