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

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Congratulations! Director Gou Young Koh elected to EMBO Membership 

Director Gou Young Koh of the IBS Center for Vascular Research has been elected as a foreign member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). To celebrate EMBO’s 60th anniversary, EMBO Council invited the EMBO Membership to elect 100 new EMBO Members and 20 EMBO Associate Members this year. The newly elected Members and Associate Members reside in 37 countries/territories. 

EMBO Director Fiona Watt said: “The new EMBO Members and Associate Members have made immense contributions to fundamental life science research, and, in many cases, their work has paved the way for innovations that have improved lives and livelihoods around the world. As EMBO marks its 60th anniversary, we celebrate the pivotal roles played by the EMBO Membership in strengthening international life science research and contributing to the EMBO Programmes and activities. I send my warmest congratulations to all those elected.”

July 09, 2024

Breakthrough Discovery : New Pathway for Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage Uncovered in Nasal Lymphatic Network

In a groundbreaking study published in Nature, led by Dr. Jin-Hui Yoon and Hokyung Jin, a distinctive network of nasal lymphatic vessels is revealed as a major hub for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage to cervical lymph nodes. These lymphatics, remaining intact with age, offer potential therapeutic targets for enhancing CSF drainage. The findings could revolutionize treatments for conditions related to cerebrospinal fluid dynamics.

Jan 11, 2024

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

Lymphatic vessel in lacteal