Assistant Professor of Biology
College of Charleston (SC)
Christopher Korey graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry in 1996 from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN. He received his Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Harvard University in 2001. From 2001-2003, Chris was a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Marcy MacDonald in the Molecular Neurogenetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Charlestown, MA.
His research interests revolve around Drosophila neural development and Drosophila models of human neurological disease.
In 2003, Chris joined the faculty at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC where he has an NIH funded laboratory that is currently working on understanding the molecular etiology of Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis. Chris has supervised 10 undergraduates since being at the College of Charleston many of who have presented at the Annual Meeting for the Society of Neuroscience and the regional Symposium for Young Neuroscientists And Professors of the Southeast. Chris helped design and is a steering committee member for the new Interdisciplinary Minor in Neuroscience that is being offered by the Biology and Psychology Departments for the first time in the fall of 2006. He is also a councilor on the executive committee of FUN.