Keewoong Jang

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BACKGROUND The accuracy of quantitative real-time RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) is often influenced by experimental artifacts, resulting in erroneous expression profiles of target genes. The practice of employing normalization using a reference gene significantly improves reliability and its applicability to molecular biology. However, selection of an ideal reference(More)
ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to acknowledge sincerely to my committee members, my coworkers, my family and friends, without whom this thesis would not be completed. First of all, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to my research advisor, Dr. James Martin, without whom I could not finish this thesis. His outstanding originality, active(More)
ii To my family, wife iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS First of all, I thank God for allowing me to be here today after several years of study at the University of Iowa. I cannot express enough thanks to my committee for their continued support and encouragement: my sincere appreciation for all the learning opportunities given to me provided by my committee. I extend(More)
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