Born and raised in Korea, Ho-Jun attended Cornell University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his bachelors and masters degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Ho-Jun is currently a Medical Engineering & Medical Physics PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program. His research is centered in the fields of whole brain imaging and tool development for electrophysiological studies of neurons, working with Professor Ed Boyden at MIT.
Ho-Jun’s prior research and industry experiences span from high-power LED development to dielectrophoresis-based mammalian cell manipulation to biosensors for detection of pathogenic bacteria. Prior to Recon Therapeutics, Ho-Jun spent nearly two years working for one of the world’s leading LED suppliers, Seoul Semiconductor Co., LTD, where he designed and developed novel high-power LED chips. He also worked at a government-run research institute in Korea for 1.5 years, focusing on the development of low-cost, easy-to-use biosensors for rapid detection of bacteria that cause food poisoning.
Ho-Jun has been awarded numerous fellowships and research awards for his achievements, including Samsung Scholarship and Undergraduate Research Awards. He also has several research publications and patents.