Min-Ho Kim Lab
Welcome to the Kim's research group at Kent State University
The major focus of research interests in our laboratory is to develop nanomedicine strategies towards the treatment of various diseases such as bacterial infections, chronic wounds, and neurological disorders. Nanomedicine is a branch of medicine that applies the knowledge and tools of nanotechnology to the prevention and treatment of disease, which involves the use of nanoscale materials,such as biocompatible nanoparticles. My laboratory develops or utilizes various types of nanoparticles by means of harnessing their unique physicochemical properties for the purpose of either directly targeting pathogens such as multidrug-resistant bacteria, disrupting misfolded proteins such as amyloid plaques, or modifying pro-inflammatory environment of diseased tissue towards an anti-inflammatory and tissue regenerative environment.
A prospective graduate student (PhD program in Biological Sciences): We are seeking a highly motivated graduate student who is interested in participating to a NIH-funded project for developing therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease. In this project, a student will engage in a study to understand the pathophysiological mechanism for microglia-mediated clearance of beta-amyloid plaques. A prospective student who is interested in either neuroscience or immunology should send a CV and a brief statement of research interest to email@example.com.