Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Professor Won Do Heo is on the biology faculty at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and is a neuroscience fellow at the Institute for Basic Science, both in Daejon, Republic of Korea.
Heo studied plant biology and switched to biochemistry in graduate school at Gyeongsang National University. For his postdoctoral fellowship, he wanted to
work in mammalian systems, and joined the Duke University lab of Tobias Meyer. Heo followed Meyer to Stanford University where, after a few years, he was promoted to staff researcher. After nine years in California, Heo joined KAIST and chose to focus on optogenetics.