In-Young Choi, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is also a faculty member in the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Hoglund Brain Imaging Center, and is affiliated with the Bioengineering Program at the University of Kansas. Dr. Choi received her Ph.D. in Biophysical Sciences and Medical Physics at the University of Minnesota and was trained in magnetic resonance imaging / spectroscopy techniques and neurobiology at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research at the University of Minnesota. Prior to taking a position at KU Medical Center in 2005, she was a Senior Research Scientist and Section Leader for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy at the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging and Department of Medical Physics at the Nathan Kline Institute in New York. Dr. Choi is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Diabetes Association, International Society for Neurochemistry, International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Society for Neuroscience.
Dr. Choi's research focuses largely on the identification of quantitative, objective biomarkers of the pathologic mechanisms underlying disease status and progression in a variety of neurological conditions to characterize metabolic, morphological and functional pathophysiology of the disease, and to guide and accelerate the development of new treatment strategies. Dr. Choi works on the development of advanced noninvasive in vivo magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy techniques to investigate changes due to in diabetes, brain cancers and neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease in interdisciplinary translational research linking biomedical imaging, neurobiology and neurology in both clinical and pre-clinical studies. Quantitative assessment of region-specific alterations of neurotransmitters and cerebral antioxidants (e.g., vitamin C and glutathione) in aging, neurodegeneration and neurological disorders is an example of the clinical application of Dr. Choi's novel neuroimaging techniques.
In-Young Choi, Ph.D.