We study the pathology of brain disorders
and the mechanisms of acupuncture based on the gliocentric view.
We study the pathological roles of reactive astrocytes in various brain disorders.Learn More
We study the physiological role of astrocytes in regulating brain function.
We study the molecular, cellular and circuitry neurobiology of acupuncture and herbal medicine based on the gliocentric view.Learn More
Senior Research Scientist at Brain Science Institute, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) // Adjunct professor at Department of KHU-KIST Convergence Science and Technology, Kyung Hee University // Adjunct professor at Neuroscience Major, Division of Bio-medical Science and Technology, KIST school, University of Science and Technology (UST)
She received B.S. degree of biology from Konkuk University and received Ph.D. degree of neuroscience from UST. She has studied the molecular and metabolic mechanism of Alzheimer's disease through reactive astrocytes in Justin Lee's Lab. In Nam lab, she is studying molecular mechanisms of epilepsy and metabolic alterations of neurological diseases using electrophysiology and molecular biology.
He received his master degree from Dongguk University and studied plant genetics. He worked as a research intern in a neuroscience lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Currently, he is studying neuroscience in Nam lab at KIST as a PhD student.
He received his Master of science degree from Ajou University, He has been investigating the role of a sugar transporter which is present in the brain through molecular biological approaches. In NAM lab, he is investigating the glia-neuronal metabolic interaction, particularly through glucose and fructose metabolism using various approaches including molecular biology, electrophysiology, imaging, etc.
She received her M.S. degree from Ewha Womans University, studying RNA epigenetic modifications regulating stem cell differentiation. Fascinated by astrocytes-neuron interactions, she joined the Nam Lab as a research intern in March 2022. She is currently interested in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases with molecular and electrophysiological approaches.
Visiting Graduate Student (MS course)
He studied molecular biology in Dankook University where he received his B.S. degree. Now he is in the Master course in Neuroscience at Korea University. He has been working as a research intern in Virus Facility at KIST (led by Dr. Seung Eun Lee). Since he has been interested in neuroscience, now he joined Nam Lab as a (part-time) visiting graduate student. In Nam Lab, he is studying therapeutic potential of chemogenetic approach in Parkinson's disease using various viral vectors, which is being collaborated with Dr. Seung Eun Lee.
Graduate student (MS course)
She received B.S. degree of applied chemistry from Dongduk women’s University. She has previously worked as a research intern for 2 semesters in Nam lab. Now she is working as a graduate student researcher, and simultaneously, she is in the Master’s course in Biotechnology major at Yonsei University. She is studying the molecular mechanism of neurodegeneration diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson’s disease through reactive astrocytes.
The NAM Lab employs a multi-disciplinary approach including optogenetic (chemogenetic), ex vivo electrophysiological, pharmacological and imaging techniques to find mechanistic explanations for how reactive astrocytes contribute to brain pathophysiology and/or how acupuncture works through neuro- and glio-modulation.
The NAM Lab always welcomes highly self-motivated students to discover their talents! Please e-mail me (email@example.com) and we can make a time to meet.
The NAM Lab always welcomes highly self-motivated Ph.D.s to build up interesting stories of glia and neuroinflammation! Please e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your CV (and a cover letter which includes what you have done in the past and what you want to get from the NAM lab).
Nam MH*, Park JH*, Song HJ*, Choi JW, Kim S, Jang BK, Yoon HH, Heo JY, Lee H, An H, Kim H, Park SJ, Cho DW, Yang YS, Han SC, Kim S, Oh SJ, Jeon SR, Park KD#, Lee CJ#, KDS2010, a newly developed reversible MAO-B inhibitor, as an effective therapeutic candidate for Parkinson’s disease, Neurotherapeutics, 2021Read More