Life Science and Engineering

Innovative discoveries on Brain Science and Regenerative Medicine: Regenerative Medicine

Chair: Youngsup Yoon

Bruce R. Logue Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
Emory University School of Medicine

The Regenerative Medicine session will consist of two speakers who have pioneered the field of stem cell-based regenerative therapy. The topics will cover current update on stem-cell based therapy for brain and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Kwang-Soo Kim from McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School will present how basic molecular can be translated into novel therapeutic approaches for Parkinson’s disease. Prof. Kim’s group was the first to apply human iPSC-derived cells to a patient with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Young-sup Yoon from Emory University/Yonsei University will present their development of using human induced pluripotent stem cells, directly reprogrammed cells and engineering technologies for translation of basic discovery to clinical therapy of cardiovascular diseases. 

Innovative discoveries on Brain Science and Regenerative Medicine:Brain Science





Chair: Jin Mo Chung

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology University of Texas Medical Branch

Chair: Uhtaek Oh

Principal Researcher (PI)
KIST Brain Research Institute

The Brain Science session will consist of three world renowned speakers covering a wide range of brain function spanning from newly discovered brain receptor function, to brain circuit connectivity, to a clinically applicable animal study. Dr. Uhtaek Oh from KIST will talk about the Physiological roles of a newly discovered mechanical sensing receptor in brain function. Dr. Jin Hyung Lee from Stanford University will then discuss how to solve brain circuit function and dysfunction with computational modeling and optogenetic imaging techniques. As an example of an animal study for a disease model, Dr. Jun-Ho La from University of Texas Medical Branch will discuss how chronic pain develops from non-chronic injuries in a sex-dependent manner in mice models of pain.