Dr. Minseok S. Kim

Minseok S. Kim is an Assistant Professor of New Biology at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST)

Before joining the DGIST, he was a Senior Research Engineer for In vitro diagnostics (IVD) laboratory (2010 ~ 2013) and Well Aging Research Center (2013 ~ 2015) at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Korea. And then he worked as an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Konyang University in Korea (2015 ~ 2016). In 2016, he joined the DGIST as an Assistant Professor for the Department of New Biology and served as a research member in the DGIST-Well Aging Research Center.


Ph.D. Bio and Brain Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) - 2010

Masters degree, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)- (2006)

Bachelor's degree, Biomedical/ Medical Engineering, Yonsei University (2003)

Research Fields

Aging research
Biotechnological system for aging and senescence mechanism, Activation of aged stem cells, Stimulation device for anti-aging and rejuvenation, Biomimetic 3D in-vitro model for neurodegenerative disease

Cancer Diagnostic System
Circulating tumor cell (CTC) detection system, High-throughput anticancer drug screening system for personalized medicine, Multiplexed biomarker analysis, Quantitative precision systems for accurate prognosis and prediction in pathology and clinics.

Bioelectronic Devices
Electroceuticals, IoT based biohealth system for biological function, Wearable physical stimulation device, Biosignal measurement device, Bioelectronic sensors, Biofluidic devices, Biochip system integrated with microfluidics, Electrical immunosensor.

Micro- and Nanotechnology
N/MEMS based Microactuator, Miniaturization of biomedical devices, Biological patterning and bioarray technology, Molecular/proteomic interaction, Nanosystems for regulation of transcription and nucleic acid modification.

Biomimetics for in-vivo like screening technology
Organ-on-a-chip, 3D bioprinter, High-throughput Screening (HTS) system for food and drug discovery, Smart microfluidic ADME/Tox system, Tissue culture, Tissue/cell-based assay systems.

Stem Cells and Embryology
Stem cell differentiation technology, Activation of aged stem cells based on biophysics, 3D microenvironment for niche and stemness control, Highly efficient system for embryo development: in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and in-vitro cultivation (IVC).

Honors and Award

Excellent Research Award, DGIST, Korea (2019)
Best Research Award, DGIST, Korea (2017)
Gold Prize winner supported by the 16th Samsung Human Tech Paper Competition (2010)
Grand Award for Young Pasteurian Award, Institut Pasteur Korea (IPK) -French Embassy/Ministry of Education & Science Technology (MEST) (2010)
Student Travel Grant for microTAS (2009)
Best Teaching Assistant Award, Dept. of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST (2009)
National Science Scholarship Award supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation [KOSEF]. (2006)
Graduate Student Travel Award for LabAutomation 2006 (2005)
Prize of superior graduation student, Yonsei University, Korea (2003)

Selected publications

Lee, Y. M., Kim, S. H., Kim, M. S., Kim, D. C., Lee, E. H., Lee, J. S., Lee, S.-H., & Kim, Y. Z. (2020). Epigenetic Role of Histone Lysine Methyltransferase and Demethylase on the Expression of Transcription Factors Associated with the Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition of Lung Adenocarcinoma Metastasis to the Brain. Cancers, 12(12), 3632.

Kim, T. H., Hahn, Y. K., & Kim, M. S. (2020). Recent Advances of Fluid Manipulation Technologies in Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices (μPADs) toward Multi-Step Assays. Micromachines, 11(3), 269. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi11030269

Kim, H., Cho, S. C., Jeong, H.-J., Lee, H.-Y., Jeong, M.-H., Pyun, J.-H., Ryu, D., Kim, M. S., Lee, Y.-S., Kim, M. S., Park, S. C., Lee, Y.-I., and Kang, J.-S. (2020) Indoprofen prevents muscle wasting in aged mice through activation of PDK1/AKT pathway, Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 11, 1070– 1088. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcsm.12558.

Multiplex Protein Imaging with Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Using Metal Oxide Nanoparticle-Conjugated Antibodies
Dae Won Moon, Young Ho Park, Sun Young Lee, Heejin Lim, SuHwa Kwak, Minseok S. Kim, Hyunmin Kim, Eunjoo Kim, Yebin Jung, Hyang-Sook Hoe, Sungjee Kim, Dong-Kwon Lim, Chul-Hoon Kim, and Su-Il In ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2020 12 (15), 18056-18064 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b21800

Cell Seeding Technology for Microarray-Based Quantitative Human Primary Skeletal Muscle Cell Analysis
Hyun Young Shin, Seung Joon Lee, Hyung Woo Seo, Min Young Kim, Aseer Intisar, Kyungmoo Yea, Sung Chun Cho, Yun-Il Lee, Young Zoon Kim, Ogan Gurel, Danny van Noort, Sang Chul Park, and Minseok S. Kim, Analytical Chemistry 2019 91 (22), 14214-14219 DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.9b03722

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