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Graduate Students / Internship / Undergraduate Students

Research Assistants / Postdoctoral Fellows


The Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) is located at Daegu city, and is one of Institutes (University) of Science and Technology (IST), sponsored by Korean Ministry of Science and ICT (KAIST, DGIST, GIST and UNIST). DGIST has the Convergence Research Institute of the government-funded institute, providing the best research environment, including excellent researchers and advanced research equipment.


The Department of New Biology is the latest in DGIST's six graduate schools to address the four major global big issues of earth such as health, food, environment and energy through multidisciplinary approaches. Researchers from various backgrounds are working on globally competitive research.


My laboratory is investigating odorant receptors (ORs), the largest subfamily of G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs), which account for 50% of the drug targets by pharmaceutical companies, in many tissues and cells beyond the nose. In particular, we focus on the function of ORs in tissues and cells related to brain immunity, innate immunity, and metabolism to identify and treat the causes of various brain disorders, infections, inflammatory and metabolic diseases.


In my lab, which requires diverse biological approaches, we welcome anyone who has an interest and passion in various biological backgrounds, particularly in brain science, immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology. It's an environment where you can learn and study together.


[Recruitment Fields]

l  Biology / Neuroscience related (behavioral experiment, histology, etc.)

l  Microbiology / Immunology related (animal model of pathogen infection, innate immunity, etc.)

l  Physiology / Metabolic disease related (metabolic disease animal model and identification)

l  Other pharmaceuticals related (screening and identification of orphan GPCRs, hit/lead compound test in vitro / in vivo)


[Lab Technologies]

l  Stereotaxic surgery (virus and pathogen injection technology into the brain)

l  Immunohistochemistry (staining technique of brain sections and cells)

l  Primary glia & neuron culture

l  Behavior experiments

l  Ex vivo, in vivo, & in vitro imaging (imaging through primary glial cells and brain slices)

l  Next generation sequencing (NGS: RNA-seq. & single cell RNA-seq.)

l  Diseases animal model generation & conventional / conditional knockout mice

l  Hit & lead compound screening & identification technology



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