Na Young Kim
10010 North Torrey Pines Road,
La Jolla, CA 92037
Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Stem Cell Research.
- Salk Institute (2011 - Current): Research Assistant II
- Cornell University (2011): Lab Manager
- Cornell University (2010 - 2011): Master of Engineering - Biomedical Engineering
- Stevens Institute of Technology (2004 - 2009): Bachelor of Science - Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biomedical Engineering
- I joined the Belmonte Lab in 2011 and have been studying blood disorders, such as sickle cell disease and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, using induced pluripotent stem cells derived from somatic cells that are specific to human patients.
- I have learned how to correct genes of interest using different gene editing techniques so that the corrected cells can be re-differentiated into the desired cell types to replace the patients' sick cells.
- Biophysical Induction of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Podosomes.
- Modelling Fanconi anemia pathogenesis and therapeutics using integration-free patient-derived iPSCs.
- Targeted Gene Correction Minimally Impacts Whole-Genome Mutational Load in Human-Disease- Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Clones.
- A Cut Above The Rest: Targeted Genome Editing Technologies in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells.
- Regulation of Somatic Stem Cell Function by DNA Methylation and Genomic Imprinting.
- Establishment of Hepatic and Neural Differentiation Platforms of Wilson's Disease Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells.
- Approaches to Manipulating the Dimensionality and Physicochemical Properties of Common Cellular Scaffolds.