Dr Jee-Sun Cho
||Address:||Jenner Institute, Old Road Campus Research Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7DQ|
|Telephone:||+44 (0)1865 617648|
|Principal areas of research||Blood-Stage Malaria Vaccines|
I am a postdoctoral Immunologist working with Professor Simon Draper in the Blood Stage Malaria Vaccine Programme. My research focuses on discovering new antigens that will synergise with current PfRh5 malaria candidate vaccine to prime immunity in individuals with an aim of inhibiting P. falciparum invasion into red blood cells upon infection.
Before joining the Jenner Institute, I completed my BSc degree in Biomedical Sciences at Imperial College London with final year research project focussing on establishing the phenotypes of P. berghei proteins that are transmission blocking vaccine candidates with Dr Dina Vlachou and Dr George Christophides. After graduation, I worked in the lab of Emeritus Professor Robert Sinden on characterising Mosquito-stage rodent malaria protein C-mannosyltransferase before moving to Singapore to do my PhD.
My PhD thesis work, supported by Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA), focused on the invasion mechanism of P. vivax into young red blood cells (reticulocytes) with Professor Bruce Russell and Professor Laurent Renia at National University of Singapore.