Chai-Wan obtained his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from Seoul National University in 1997 and 2003 respectively. He studied the role of Prostate transglutaminase (TGase 4) on protecting of Candida albicans infection during PhD course.  He conducted training for Post-doctoral fellowship and working as a Research Scientist from 2005 to 2012 at Jay Horton’s lab in the Department of Molecular Genetics in UT Southwestern medical. He focused his studies on finding molecular mediators in hepatic fatty acids and cholesterol regulation. He was appointed Assistant Professor in the Center for Human Nutrition with a secondary in Molecular Genetics and since then, he has studied enzymes in the fatty acid synthesis pathway in various organs using a tissue specific knockout mouse model.


Graduate School
Seoul National University - Ko (2003), Molecular & Cell Biology


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