Sang-Wook Cha, PhD

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-3014


Molecular basis of fetal intestine development; Wnt signaling; stem cells

PhD: College of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, South Korea, 2005.

Senior Researcher: Brain Korea21 project, 2005-2007.

Research Fellow/Associate: Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, Cincinnati, OH, 2007-2012.

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Cha SW, McAdams M, Kormish J, Wylie C, Kofron M. Foxi2 is an animally localized maternal mRNA in Xenopus, and an activator of the zygotic ectoderm activator Foxi1e. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(7):e41782.

Nandadasa S, Tao Q, Shoemaker A, Cha SW, Wylie C. Regulation of classical cadherin membrane expression and F-actin assembly by alpha-catenins, during Xenopus embryogenesis. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(6):e38756.

Cha SW, Tadjuidje E, Wylie C, Heasman J. The roles of maternal Vangl2 and aPKC in Xenopus oocyte and embryo patterning. Development. 2011 Sep;138(18):3989-4000.

Tadjuidje E, Cha SW, Louza M, Wylie C, Heasman J. The functions of maternal Dishevelled 2 and 3 in the Early Xenopus embryo. Dev Dyn. 2011 Jul;240(7):1727-36.

Blythe SA, Cha SW, Tadjuidje E, Heasman J, Klein PS. beta-Catenin primes organizer gene expression by recruiting a histone H3 arginine 8 methyltransferase, Prmt2. Dev Cell. 2010 Aug 17;19(2):220-31.

Cha SW, Heasman J. Using oocytes for Wnt signaling assays: paracrine assays and Wnt-conditioned medium: review. Methods. 2010 May;51(1):52-5.

Cha SW, Tadjuidje E, White J, Wells J, Mayhew C, Wylie C, Heasman J. Wnt11/5a complex formation caused by tyrosine sulfation increases canonical signaling activity. Curr Biol. 2009 Sep 29;19(18):1573-80.