Ching-Yu Su, M.S.

Research Assistant

Ching-Yu Su serves San Diego Zoo Global as a Research Assistant in Reproductive Sciences. His research is focused on studying the role of germline stem cells as a potential sperm cell supply for endangered animals.

Ching’s current goal is to characterize spermatogonial stem cells of domestic horses and rhinoceroses using Immunohistochemistry (IHC), Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS), and Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). He is also involved in developing optimal cell culture media for horse and rhinoceros’ germline stem cells.

Ching earned his bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from Tzu Chi University in Taiwan, and his master degree in Biotechnology from California State University San Marcos.