Affiliate in Dept. of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associated Scientist | Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Boston, MA
Choi-Fong Cho, PhD is an Instructor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School. She is an Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an Associated Scientist at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. She received her PhD in Medical Biophysics at Western University in Canada, which was fully supported by multiple national and provincial scholarships. She later completed her post-doctoral fellowship in Neuro-oncology at BWH, where her fellowship was fully funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research. She was promoted to become a junior faculty member within the Neurosurgery Department in 2017 to initiate her own laboratory. The Cho group at BWH has pioneered an organoid platform to model the blood-brain-barrier in culture for high-throughput screening and analysis of brain-penetrant drugs. They continue to employ this technology for designing novel anti-brain cancer drugs with improved tumor-specificity and delivery into the brain.