Miook Cho

Associate Principal Scientist

Miook Cho

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

—Albert Einstein

PhD, Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Current Affiliation
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During my PhD training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, my thesis was focused on the genetics of aging as the major risk factor for diseases in humans followed by functional assessment of the associated genes. My interest in aging led me to a lab studying muscle stem cell aging and regeneration at Harvard Stem Cell Institute as a postdoctoral researcher. To work on drug development more closely, I joined Merck where I validated targets in various indications in the cardiometabolic disease area. I enjoyed learning about the targets and the biology of those diseases and establishing disease-relevant cell culture models for validation and mechanistic studies of the targets. I am excited to apply my expertise in molecular/cellular biology to target condensates for new medicine at Dewpoint.