Seong-O Choi

Kyoungju ChoiAssistant Professor


B.S., Physics, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California
M.S./Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology


Transdermal and intracellular drug delivery using micro- and nanotechnology; Microneedle-based vaccination; Fabrication of micro- and nano-devices for biomedical applications including electroporation microneedle arrays for gene delivery and 3-D microelectrode arrays for neural recording.

Selected Publications

S.-O. Choi, Y.-C. Kim, J.W. Lee, J.-H. Park, M.R. Prausnitz, and M.G. Allen, “Intracellular protein delivery and gene transfection by electroporation using a microneedle electrode array,” Small, vol.8, pp. 1081-1091, 2012.

S. Rajaraman, S.-O. Choi, M.A. McClain, J.D. Ross, S.P. DeWeerth, M.C. LaPlaca, and M.G. Allen, “Metal-transfer-micromolded three-dimensional microelectrode arrays for in-vitro brain-slice recordings,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 20, pp. 396-409, 2011.

J.W. Lee, S.-O. Choi, E. Felner, and M.R. Prausnitz, “Dissolving microneedle patch for transdermal delivery of human growth hormone,” Small, vol. 7, pp. 531-539, 2011.

S.P. Sullivan, D.G. Koutsonanos, M.d.P. Martin, J.W. Lee, V. Zarnitsyn, S.-O. Choi, N. Murthy, R.W. Compans, I. Skountzou, and M.R. Prausnitz, “Dissolving polymer microneedle patches for influenza vaccination,” Nature Medicine, vol. 16, pp. 915-920, 2010.

S.-O. Choi, Y.C. Kim, J.-H. Park, J. Hutcheson, H.S. Gill, Y.-K. Yoon, M.R. Prausnitz, and M.G. Allen, “An electrically active microneedle array for electroporation,” Biomedical Microdevices, vol. 12, pp. 263-273, 2010.