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New Biology

New Biology


Lab of Cell Signaling and Development

Research Fields
The ultimate goal of our lab is, using multidisciplinary approaches, to help predict physiological and genetic changes in plants in response to global climate change.
of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms regulating plant growth and aging in response to environmental cues.
Single-cell genomics and genetics.
Unraveling of cellular mechanisms and developmental programs
Detailed understanding of cellular network models for second messengers Ca2+ and ROS
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. June M Kwak, Department Chair
Degree : Ph.D., POSTECH
Tel : +82-53-785-1860
Mail : jkwak@dgist.ac.kr
Laboratory Contact
Name : Kim Sung Hwan (Ph.D. student)
Mail : korea8133@dgist.ac.kr

Complexbiology Lab

Research Fields
The genetic nature of aging clock
New aging regulatory mechanisms
The physico-chemical changes of aging and dying cells
Re-programming of aging and age-associated diseases (B-SL track)
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Hong Gil Nam, DGIST Fellow
Degree : Ph.D., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA
Tel : +82-53-785-1800
Mail : nam@dgist.ac.k
Laboratory Contact
Name : Wonhee Lee (Integrated M.S.& Ph.D.Candidate)
Mail : whlee1009@dgist.ac.kr

Ectopic Odorant Receptor Lab

Research Fields
Brain function through gut-microbiome/pathogen-derived metabolites
Immunity and metabolic studies by metabolite-receptor interaction
Ectopic odorant receptor-related diseases (Alzheimer's disease, meningitis, sepsis, diabetes)
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. JaeHyung Koo
Degree : Ph.D., Yonsei University
Tel : +82-53-785-6112
Mail : jkoo001@dgist.ac.kr
Laboratory Contact
Name : TaeHo Cho (Ph.D. Candidate)
Mail : tcho217@dgist.ac.kr

Genomic instability Lab

Research Fields
Genomic instability
DNA replication stress
DNA damage and repair
Tumor Suppressive mechanisms
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Younghoon Kee
Degree : Ph.D. at University of Texas at Austin
Tel : +82-53-785-1610
Mail : ykee@dgist.ac.kr


Research Fields
Aging recovery technology
In vitro diagnostics
Biomimetic system
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Minseok S. Kim
Degree : Ph.D., KAIST
Tel : +82-53-785-1740
Mail : kms@dgist.ac.kr
Laboratory Contact
Name : Aseer Intisar Tasnuf (Integrated M.S.& Ph.D.Candidate)
Mail : aseerintisar@dgist.ac.kr

Laboratory for QBIO and Precision Medicine

Research Fields
Developmentof high resolution mass spectrometry-based proteomicstechnologies
MS-basedcancer proteogenomics study
Understandaging through proteome dynamics
Systemsanalysis of post-translationalmodifications
Developmentand application of clinical MS
Molecularmulti-omics to study central dogma of molecularbiology
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Min-Sik Kim
Degree : Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Tel : +82-53-785-1630
Mail : mkim@dgist.ac.kr
Laboratory Contact
Name : Yeji Do (Researcher)
Mail : yejjy@dgist.ac.kr

Lab of Single-cell Genomics

Research Fields
Single-cell genomics
Genome editing and screening
Understanding heterogeneity of tumor and stem cells
Developing machine learning algorithms for analyzing biological big data
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Jong Kyoung Kim
Degree : Ph.D., POSTECH
Tel : +82-53-785-1720
Mail : jkkim@dgist.ac.kr
Laboratory Contact
Name : Beom Seok Kim (Integrated M.S.& Ph.D.Candidate)
Mail : funpys@dgist.ac.kr

Lab of Protein Structure Aging

Research Fields
Studies to understand structural changes of proteins by aging and diseases
Elucidation of protein misfolding and the related pathogenic mechanisms
Structure-based development of therapeutic materials & strategy
Studies to reveal protein interaction network mediating structural transition
Characterization of protein structures and functions
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Kim Jin Hae
Degree : Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison
Tel : +82-53-785-1770
Mail : jinhaekim@dgist.ac.kr
Laboratory Contact
Name : Si Jin Beom (Integrated M.S.& Ph.D.Candidate)
Mail : susilia@dgist.ac.kr

Aging and Immunity Lab (AIM Lab)

Research Fields
The study on the composition and the characteristics of gut microbiota that affects immunosenescence, and to elucidate the mechanism that influences them.
The study on the development of the organoids for secondary lymphoid tissues such as thymus, spleen and Peyer’s patch.
The study on the immunological changes in the aging process at the organismal level (Omics approach)
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Chang-Hoon Nam
Degree : Ph.D., Institut Curie
Tel : +82-53-785-6618
Mail : chang@dgist.ac.kr

Protein Engineering Lab

Research Fields
Development of antibody therapeutics
Establishment of new platform Tech for antibody selection
Antibody engineering
Cell to cell communication
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Kyungmoo Yea
Degree : Ph.D., POSTECH
Tel : +82-53-785-1760
Mail : ykm31@dgist.ac.kr
Laboratory Contact
Name : Sanghee Shin (Integrated M.S.& Ph.D.Candidate)
Mail : ssh2453@dgist.ac.kr

Lab of Plant Molecular Communication

Research Fields
Molecular genetic regulation of multi-stress responses
Small peptide-mediated control of plant senescence
Epigenetic regulatory mechanisms on leaf senescence
Coordination programs for leaf growth and senescence
Regulatory mechanisms on cell division and aging in plant meristem
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Hye Ryun Woo
Degree : Ph.D., POSTECH
Tel : +82-53-785-1870
Mail : hrwoo@dgist.ac.kr
Laboratory Contact
Name : Sanghoon Park (Integrated M.S.& Ph.D.Candidate)
Mail : actial100@dgist.ac.kr

Lab of Protein Homeostasis and Drug Discovery

Research Fields
Ubiquitin-proteasome system
‘Induced proteolysis’ as a new therapeutic paradigm
Protein homeostasis
Protein diseases or proteopathies
Small-molecule chemical screening and drug discovery for targeting human diseases
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Byung-Hoon Lee
Degree : Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Tel : +82-53-785-1730
Mail : byung-hoon_lee@dgist.ac.kr
Laboratory Contact
Name : Hyeonjeong Park (Research Fellow)
Mail : parkhj0829@dgist.ac.kr

Lab of Integrative Animal Ecology

Research Fields
We aim to reveal the diversity and the functional values of phenotypes of animals, including their morphology and behavior.
Specifically we are interested in;
Breeding and cognitive ecology of wild birds
Structural coloration of birds and insects
Functional morphology of birds and insects
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Sang-im Lee
Degree : Ph.D., Seoul National University
Tel : +82-53-785-6613
Mail : sangim@dgist.ac.kr

Senescence-Associated Mechanism Lab(SAM Lab)

Research Fields
Deciphering molecular mechanisms of cellular senescence
Identifying factors for controlling cellular senescence and determining their underlying molecular mechanisms of action
Interpreting structural-functional relationships of proteins regulating DNA replication and repair
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Young-Sam Lee
Degree : Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Tel : +82-53-785-1880
Mail : lee.youngsam@dgist.ac.kr
Laboratory Contact
Name : Eun Jae Yang (Integrated M.S.& Ph.D.Candidate)
Mail : rob2659@dgist.ac.kr

Lab of Aging, Metabolism and Physiology

Research Fields
Diabetes and obesity
Neuronal control on energy metabolism
Hormonal regulation of metabolism
Cellular stress and signal transduction responses
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Jaemin Lee
Degree : Ph.D., University of Michigan
Tel : +82-53-785-1750
Mail : jaeminlee@dgist.ac.kr

Laboratory of Single-molecule Biophysics and Advanced Bioimaging

Research Fields
Study of cellular nanostructures with super-resolution optical fluorescence imaging
Study of nanometric conformation or binding dynamics of biomolecules using single molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer (smFRET)
Study of transcription and translation dynamics of single mRNAs in response to cellular stress
Study of protein-protein interactions inside a cell using single-molecule pull-down (SiMPull)
Subcellular liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS)
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Jong-Chan Lee
Degree : Ph.D., POSTECH
Tel : +82-53-785-1780
Mail : jclee@dgist.ac.kr
Laboratory Contact
Name : Kim Jinkwang (Integrated M.S.& Ph.D.Candidate)
Mail : akfls2870@dgist.ac.kr

Biointerface Structure and Skin Lab

Research Fields
Structure-function relationship of interfacial biosystems including secretory cells, integumentary system and skin.
Design of artificial model systems mimicking the structure and/or physiology of human biointerfaces
Structure-function relationship studies and design of our target proteins including intermediate filament proteins
Structure-based drug design
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Chang-Hun Lee
Degree : Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Tel : +82-53-785-6612
Mail : leech@dgist.ac.kr

Plant Senescence Laboratory

Research Fields
RNA-based regulatory network in plant senescence
Circadian Rhythm, Aging Clock, and Leaf Senescence
Computational study of plant senescence
Improvement of plant productivity by Senescence-manipulating technology
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Pyung Ok Lim
Degree : Ph.D., Michigan State University, USA
Tel : +82-53-785-1830
Mail : polim@dgist.ac.kr
Laboratory Contact
Name : Sukjoon Jung (Integrated M.S.& Ph.D.Candidate)
Mail : jsjoon0719@gmail.com

Lab of Stem Cell Biology & Cancer Precision Medicine

Research Fields
Stem cell biology & Regenerative Medicine
Organoid and organogenesis
Cancer stem cells
Targeted therapy & Precision medicine
Stem cell and tumor microenvironment
Advisor Professor
Name : Prof. Youngtae Jeong
Degree : Seoul National University, M.D., Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D
Tel : +82-53-785-1620
Mail : jyt@dgist.ac.kr
Laboratory Contact
Name : Myeong Ji Hyeon (Integrated M.S.& Ph.D.Candidate)
Mail : mjh8389@dgist.ac.kr