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 interaction between glia and meningeal immunity.
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
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.
I am a biologist, who is passionate about electrophysiology. I received my BSc in Biology and a MSc in Neuro- and bahavioral Biology from Free University of Berlin, Germany. At Nam lab, I am dissecting the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease with strong emphasis on astrocyte using a wide range of methods including electrophysiology and optogenetics.
He is studying life science at University of Seoul. As an undergraduate research intern, he is learning basic experimental techniques for neuroscience and searching for his field of interest.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) 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).
Our recent paper "Expression of mu-opioid receptor in CA1 hippocampal astrocytes" is recommended by Faculty Opinions (previously F1000 prime). Dr. Emmanuel Darcq recommended this article owing to our new finding of the presence of MOR in astrocytes of the hippocampus using MOR-mCherry mice.Read More
Min-Ho Nam#, Woojin Won#, Kyung-Seok Han, and C. Justin Lee* , Signaling mechanisms of μ-opioid receptor (MOR) in the hippocampus: disinhibition versus astrocytic glutamate regulation, Cellular and Molecular Life SciencesRead More