Name: Na Young Kim

Country: United States

Affiliation:

Salk Institute

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Address:

10010 North Torrey Pines Road,
La Jolla, CA 92037
United States

Research Interests:

Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Stem Cell Research.

Biography:

  • 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.

Publications:

  1. Biophysical Induction of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Podosomes.
  2. Modelling Fanconi anemia pathogenesis and therapeutics using integration-free patient-derived iPSCs.
  3. Targeted Gene Correction Minimally Impacts Whole-Genome Mutational Load in Human-Disease- Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Clones.
  4. A Cut Above The Rest: Targeted Genome Editing Technologies in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells.
  5. Regulation of Somatic Stem Cell Function by DNA Methylation and Genomic Imprinting.
  6. Establishment of Hepatic and Neural Differentiation Platforms of Wilson's Disease Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells.
  7. Approaches to Manipulating the Dimensionality and Physicochemical Properties of Common Cellular Scaffolds.

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