Leading vascular research through ground-breaking discoveries and innovative challenges

Center for Vascular Research

Institute for Basic Science at the KAIST Campus

Our Activities

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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

New paper for the gatekeeping role of Nf2/Merlin in vascular tip EC induction through suppression of VEGFR internalization is now published in Science Advances

June 10, 2022

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

Lymphatic vessel in lacteal