Biographical Sketch: Thomas Cho, Ph.D.

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Thomas Cho, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences. He manages grants pursuing biophysical studies of protein structure and function, protein interactions, folding mechanisms and kinetics, intrinsically disordered proteins, protein aggregation, and phase separations in biophysical perspectives. He also manages grants to support mature synchrotron resources.

Prior to his current position, Cho was a scientific review officer at NIH’s Center for Scientific Review, where he managed evaluation of regular research grant applications and Maximizing Investigators' Research Award applications.

Cho earned an M.S. in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy from Korea University and Korea Institute of Science and Technology, and a Ph.D. in X-ray crystallography from Texas A&M University. He completed postdoctoral training in the department of pharmacology at Yale University. He performed NIH-funded structure-function studies of proinflammatory cytokines and their receptors in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

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