Choi is the Samuel A. Goldblith Career Development Assistant Professor of Applied Biology at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Choi completed her Ph.D. at Caltech where she worked in the laboratory of David Anderson. She then went on to Columbia University, where she was a post-doctoral scientist in the laboratory of Richard Axel. Choi’s laboratory investigates the interaction between the immune system and the brain. In recent publications, she has shown how maternal microbiome and immune activation can influence the neurodevelopment of offspring. Choi has received numerous awards and recognitions for her contributions to her field, including the Peter Gruss Young Investigator award in 2018 and being named one of Cell magazine’s 40 under 40.