Soochin Cho, PhD
Soochin Cho, PhD

Soochin Cho, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Biology

Position

  • Associate Professor

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Yamada, K. J., Barker, T., Dyer, K. D., Rice, T. A., Percopo, C. M., Garcia-Crespo, K. E., Cho, S., Lee, J. J., Druey, K. M., Rosenberg, H. F. Eosinophil-associated Ribonuclease 11 Is a Macrophage Chemoattractant, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 290, 8863-8875, 2015
  • Liu, Jiang, Wang, Xiao-ping, Cho, Soochin, Lim, Burton K., Irwin, David M., Ryder, Oliver A., Zhang, Ya-ping, Yu, Li Evolutionary and Functional Novelty of Pancreatic Ribonuclease: a Study of Musteloidea (order Carnivora), Scientific Reports, 4, 5070 (11 pages), 2014
  • Papanicolaou, Alexie, Woo, Angelica, Brei, Brianna, Ma, Danjun, Masedunskas, Andrius, Gray, Elmer, Xiao, Gary G., Cho, Soochin, Brockhouse, Charles L. Novel aquatic silk genes from Simulium (Psilozia) vittatum (Zett) Diptera: Simuliidae, Insect biochemistry and molecular biology, 43, 1181-1188, 2013
  • Goo, Stephen M., Cho, Soochin The Expansion and Functional Diversification of the Mammalian Ribonuclease A Superfamily Epitomizes the Efficiency of Multigene Families at Generating Biological Novelty, Genome Biology & Evolution, 5, 2124-2140, 2013
  • Yu, Li, Jin, Wei, Zhang, Xin, Wang, Ding, Zheng, Jin-song, Yang, Guang, Xu, Shi-xia, Cho, Soochin, Zhang, Ya-ping Evidence for Positive Selection on the Leptin Gene in Cetacea and Pinnipedia, PLoS One, 6, e26579-e26579, 2011
  • Baldi, Chris, Cho, Soochin, Ellis, Ronald E. Mutations in Two Independent Pathways Are Sufficient to Create Hermaphroditic Nematodes, Science, 326, 1002-1005, 2009
  • Cho, S., Huang, Z. Y., Zhang, J. Sex-specific splicing of the honey bee double-sex gene reveals 300 million years of evolution at the bottom of the insect sex-determination pathway, Genetics, 177, 1733-1741, 2007
  • Cho, S., and Zhang, J. (2007) Zebrafish ribonucleases are bactericidal: Implications for the origin of the vertebrate RNase A superfamily,, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 24, 1259-1268, 2007
  • Cho, S., Huang, Z. Y., Green, D. R., Smith, D. R., and Zhang, J. (2006) Evolution of the complementary sex-determination gene of honey bees: balancing selection and trans-species polymorphisms., Genome Research, 16, 1366-1375, 2006
  • Cho, S., and Zhang, J. (2006) Ancient expansion of the ribonuclease A superfamily revealed by genomic analysis of placental and marsupial mammals., Gene, 373, 116-125, 2006
  • Cho, S., Beintema, J. J., and Zhang, J. (2005) The ribonuclease A superfamily of mammals and birds: identifying new members and tracing evolutionary histories., Genomics, 85, 208-220, 2005
  • Cho, S., Jin, S.-W., Cohen, A. B., and Ellis, R. E. (2004). A phylogeny of Caenorhabditis reveals frequent loss of introns during nematode evolution., Genome Research, 14, 1207-1220, 2004
  • Lin, H. V., Doroquez, D. B., Cho, S., Chen, F., Rebay, I., and Cadigan, K. M. (2003). Split ends is a tissue/promoter specific regulator of Wingless signaling., Development, 130, 3125-3135, 2003
  • Chen, P.-J., Cho, S., Jin, S. -W., and Ellis, R. E. (2001). Specification of germ cell fates by FOG-3 has been conserved during nematode evolution., Genetics, 158, 1513-1525, 2001
  • Gao, J., Estrada, L., Cho, S., Ellis, R. E., and Gorski, J. L. (2001). The Caenorhabditis elegans ortholog of FDG1, the human Cdc42 GEF gene responsible for Facogenital Dysplasia, is critical for excretory cell morphogenesis., Human Molecular Genetics, 10, 3049-3062, 2001
  • Podlaha, O., Belatti, D. A., Fuller, Z. F., Zhang, J., and Cho, S. Evolutionary origin and genetic basis of the XY sex reversal in the South American field mice, Akodon., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 1999
  • Liu, J., Wang X., Cho, S., Lim, B. K., Ryder, O. A., Luan, P., Zhang, Y., Yu, L. (2013) New insights into the gene duplications and functional diversifications of Musteloidea (order Carnivora) ribonuclease genes. Manuscript submitted for review., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 1999

Publications

  • Henschen A. E., Takaesu, T. M., Cho, S. Ancient and lineage-specific gene conversions of the primate alpha-amylase multi-gene family., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 1999

Presentations

  • Takaesu, T. M., Henschen, A., and Cho, S. “Elucidating the evolutionary history of the primate alpha-amylase multi-gene family” Evolution 2014 meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2014
  • Budney, S. M., Quagliano, A. J., and Cho, S. “Testing host-defense functions of the giant panda RNase A genes” Evolution 2014 meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2014
  • “Elucidating the expansion of the tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase (TIMP) multigene family during eukaryotic evolution” Hoppe, E. R., Reedy, M. V., Cho, S. The 124th annual meeting of Nebraska Academy of Science, Lincoln, Nebraska, presented by Emma Hoppe., 2014
  • Interviewed for and featured in an article published by Omaha World Herald on May 23 titled “Are redheads going extinct?” written by Matthew Hansen., 2013
  • “Expression of avian TIMP2 in Pichia Pastoris” Hoppe, E. R., Cho, S., Reedy, M. V. The 123rd annual meeting of Nebraska Academy of Science, Lincoln, Nebraska, presented by Emma Hoppe. Emma did this research under my direct supervision., 2013
  • Yamada, K., Brittan, K., Johnson, A., and Cho, S. “Testing the Hypothesis of Increased Acid-Stability of the Salivary Alpha-Amylase During Early Hominoid Evolution.” St. Albert’s Day / University Research Day, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2013
  • Yamada, K., Brittan, K., Johnson, A., and Cho, S. “Testing the Hypothesis of Increased Acid-Stability of the Salivary Alpha-Amylase During Early Hominoid Evolution.” Evolution 2012 meeting, Ottawa, Canada, 2012
  • “Evolution of Hominoid Alpha-Amylase Gene Family”, Departmental Seminar, Department of Biomedical Science, School of Medicine, Creighton University., 2012
  • Brockhouse, C., Cho, S., et al. “ The Simulium Genome Project: A Creighton University-Led NHGRI Genome Project” St. Albert’s Day / University Research Day, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2012
  • Invited to talk at Session 108: RNase and Ribozymes and Small RNAs, at the BIT's 1st World Congress of Small RNAs at Shenzhen, China, Nov 2-4, 2011. (Declined due to a conflict with my teaching schedule.), 2011
  • Woo, A., Brockhouse, C., and Cho, S. “Characterization and expression of Simulium vittatum (black fly) silk genes: an examination of silk genetics and evolution.” Evolution 2011 meeting, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2011
  • Henschen, A., and Cho, S. “Evolution of the hominoid alpha-amylase gene family” Evolution 2011 meeting, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2011
  • Yamada, K., Waid, B., and Cho, S. “Cloning, expression, and functional characterization of the human non-canonical ribonuclease A proteins” Evolution 2011 meeting, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2011
  • Woo, A., Brockhouse, C. L., Cho. S. Characterization and Expression of Similium vittatum (Black Fly) Silk Genes: an Examination of Silk Genetics and Evolution. The 121st annual meeting of Nebraska Academy of Science, Lincoln, Nebraska, presented by Angelica Woo., 2011
  • Cho, S. “Discovery of Four Ancient Lineages of the RNase A Superfamily by Analysis of fifteen completed mammalian genome” The 8th RNase Congress, Congress Center “Federico II”, Naples, Italy., 2010
  • Goo, S., and Cho, S. “The Expansion of the RNase A Superfamily During Early Mammalian Evolution” 2010 Annual Meeting for the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Lyon, France., 2010
  • Brittan, K., Johnson, A., and Cho, S. “Testing the Hypothesis of Increased Acid-stability of the Salivary Alpha-Amylase During Early Hominoid Evolution”, 2010 Annual Meeting for the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Lyon, France., 2010
  • Brichacek, A., and Cho, S., “Sex-Specific Splicing of The Pea Aphid doublesex Gene”, The 130th annual meeting of Nebraska Academy of Science, Lincoln, Nebraska., 2010
  • Nowatzke, K., Platz, J. E., Brockhouse, C., Cho, S., and Austerberry C. F., “D-loop Mitochondrial Amplification: Three Species of Arizona Ranid Frogs.” The 120th annual meeting of Nebraska Academy of Science, Lincoln, Nebraska, presented by Kristina Nowatzke., 2010
  • Cho, S. “Evolution of the Sex-Determination Pathways in Bees”, The annual Darwin Day Lecture hosted by the REASON group, Durham Research Center, UNMC, Omaha, NE., 2010

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • CCAS Travel Grant to Evolution 2014 meeting at Raleigh, North Carolina, funded.
  • AEA seed grant towards Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) Small Research Grant. “Ignatian Reflective Exercises in Natural Science Courses” $2,000. Co-PI with Dr. Gintaras Duda, Physics, Creighton University. Funded.
  • CCAS Travel Grant to International Evolution Meeting at Ottawa, Canada, $2,010, funded
  • University Research Incentive Award “The attachment proteome of Simulium larvae: new tools for the control of river blindness vectors”, $10,000, funded
  • CCAS Travel Grant to International Evolution Meeting at University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, $1,259, funded
  • CCAS Travel Grant to the 8th International RNase Congress at Naples, Italy, $1,470, funded
  • CCAS Travel Grant to International Society of Molecular Biology Evolution meeting at Lyon, France, $2,480, funded

Awards and Honors

  • University Research Incentive Award, 2012
  • Undergraduate Diversity Mentoring Program Award, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2010