Leading vascular research through ground-breaking discoveries and innovative challenges










Center for Vascular Research

Institute for Basic Science at the KAIST Campus

Our Activities

Our vision is to make ground-breaking discoveries, conceptual advances and paradigm shifts in vascular biology through basic and fundamental research


  • Explore organotypic EC heterogeneity, angiogenesis, vascular remodeling and vascular niche

  • Identify novel key regulators and clarify their mechanisms in the interaction between endothelial cells and pericytes

  • Explore organotypic lymphangiogenesis, lymphatic remodeling and regression and lymphatic functions

  • Identify cardioblasts and clarify their characteristics and effective applications for cardiac regeneration

  • Undertake creative approaches and develop innovative methods for angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis, vascular remodeling, and cardiogenesis

News and Gallery

Congratulations! An original article identifying the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy is accepted for publication by JASN

(Journal of the American Society of Nephrology)

"Hyperactivation of YAP/TAZ drives alterations in mesangial cells through stabilization of N-MYC in diabetic nephropathy". Seunghyeok Choi, Seon Pyo Hong, Jung Hyun Bae, Sang Heon Suh, Hosung Bae, Kyung Pyo Kang, Hyuek Jong Lee, Gou Young KohDecember 20, 2022

Dr. Jin-Hui Yoon won a poster prize at the 2022 Gordon Research Conference: Lymphatics, Lucca, Italy.

November 14, 2022

Nasal ciliated cells are primary targets for SARS-CoV-2 replication in early stage of COVID 19

Lymphatic vessel in lacteal