Sunwoo Koo, PhD, joined the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) on August 1 as an assistant professor for research.
In his role, Dr. Koo will be part of a newly established research and development group at TVMDL that will focus on improving existing diagnostic testing, implementing new testing technologies, the creation of point of care testing devices, and the development of novel cancer therapeutics.
In 2008, Dr. Koo earned a PhD in biomedical science from the College of Medicine at Texas A&M University. While there, his research focused on protein and genetic engineering for cancer therapeutics. Dr. Koo also earned a Bachelor of Science in biophysics in 2001 from Iowa State University.
Dr. Koo comes to TVMDL from the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAHSC) where he served as an assistant research scientist in the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics. There, he primarily focused on glioblastoma research. Prior to TAHSC, Dr. Koo completed a post-doctorate appointment at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Koo will hold a dual-appointment between TVMDL and the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, funded by the Chancellor’s Research Initiative (CRI). The CRI was established in 2012 by Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp to recruit highly-skilled researchers dedicated to the research and academic missions of Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University. In 2015, the CRI was expanded to include all agencies and schools within the Texas A&M University System.
Please join TVMDL in welcoming Dr. Koo to the agency.