Dr. Cha teaches in the fields of developmental biology and bioinformatics. He holds
a bachelor’s degree in genetic engineering, a master's degree in medical science,
and a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Developmental Biology from the Kyungpook University in
South Korea. After graduation, he became a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory
of Drs. Chris Wylie and Janet Heasman at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
from 2007 to 2012. He joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati in 2012 as
an assistant professor. Recently, he joined the faculty of the School of Natural Sciences
at the University of Central Missouri. His emphasis is developmental biology.
- Histology - The functional morphology of selected tissues at the light microscopic
level. Laboratory involves practice in slide reading.
- Human Biology - An overview of human biology, emphasizing physiology, development,
health, interpersonal, and environmental interactions.
- Embryology of Vertebrates - Germ cells, fertilization, and development of systems,
organs, and tissues of vertebrate embryos.