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<h3>Welcome to the Min-Ho Kim's research group at Kent State University</h3>
<font size=3> The major focus of research interests in our laboratory are is to develop therapeutics to promote the resolution of non-healing chronic wounds based on precise understanding of inflammatory response to tissue injury and infection. Many non-healing chronic wounds have been associated with chronic inflammation. A more detailed understanding of mechanisms controlling the inflammatory response and how inflammation directs the outcome of the healing process will provide therapeutics for tissue repair in chronic inflammatory diseases. The long-term goal is to (1) understand biological mechanism the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which local inflammatory environmental cues alter phenotypic switch of tissue infiltrating innate immune cell trafficking contributes to the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseasescells and these cells functionally interact with mesenchymal stem cells, and (2) apply develop selective strategy to engineer microenvironmental cues towards tissue regeneration by utilizing micro/nano-engineered biomaterials to precisely tune that enable spatio-temporal control of inflammatory environmental cuesresponse. To achieve this goal, and (3) thereby develop clinically feasible therapeutics to promote the resolution of non-healing chronic wounds. Our laboratory utilizes and combines we combine interdisciplinary approaches of immuno-biology, stem cell biology, cellular and tissue engineering, and nano-bioengineering.</font>
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