Junyong Choi, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Queens College – City University of New York
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, NY 11367-1597
Office: Science Bldg. B-304
Lab: Science Bldg. B-301/302/303
Junyong Choi received his Ph.D degree from Stony Brook University in 2009 under the direction of Prof. Dale Drueckhammer and Prof. Richard Lin.
During the Ph.D. course, he studied bioorganic chemistry by the development of chemical agents targeting mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR).
Dr. Choi started his postdoctoral training in the Roush Laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute – Florida as a Pfizer-Scripps Florida postdoctoral fellow in 2009, and after 3 years, he was promoted to Senior Research Associate.
His research focused on medicinal chemistry and chemical biology by applying organic synthesis combined with computer-aided drug design techniques.
In 2017, Dr. Choi was relocated to Queens College – City University of New York as an Assistant Professor, and his research interests focus on the development of allosteric modulators of kinases, highly selective matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors, and transporter inhibitors by applying organic synthesis, computational design, and chemical biology techniques.