Join us for “Clinical Use and Tolerance of Botulinum Toxin” with Dr. Sun Yeon. Cho, Visiting Scholar, South Korea Human Dermatologic Clinic, on Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Building 6S, Room 13B from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

Dr. Cho will share her more than 20 years of clinical experience in this field and provide her professional advice in the application of botulinum toxin.

Botulinum toxin, commonly referred to as Botox, is a potent neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin, despite its toxic origins, has evolved into a valuable medical and cosmetic resource. In clinical practice, botulinum toxin is widely used in diverse medical fields, including musculoskeletal disorders, chronic pain management, cosmetic applications, dermatological treatments, neurological conditions, and various other medical areas, thanks to its muscle relaxation and controlled neuromuscular activity inhibition properties, making it an effective tool for treatment and symptom relief. However, recently, issues regarding botulinum toxin resistance have begun to emerge. The development of resistance to botulinum toxin can be attributed to molecular mechanisms, including increased expression or altered structure of the targeted proteins at the neuromuscular junction, as well as the role of immunogenicity. The ongoing quest is to optimize treatment outcomes, minimize resistance, and enhance patient safety, paving the way for an exciting and evolving future in the field of botulinum toxin research and application.

Visiting Scholars Program (VSP)

CSI hosts a vibrant Visiting Scholar Program for research scholars from across globe. Whether working directly with a CSI faculty or with our Center for Global Engagement, scholars are a welcome and important part of our work.

This program brings professional scholars to campus throughout the year. Their professional roles include lawyers, faculty, schoolteachers, business personnel, medical doctors, etc. The purposes of their visit ranges from research on eco-friendly urban design, to research on the U.S. textile market, to learn about law practices or the educational system in the U.S., etc.

This CC CLUE event is sponsored by the Department of Biology and the Center for Global Engagement. Refreshments will be served.

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By the Center for Global Engagement