Dr. YounGi Soo received the "Young Researcher Award"
Dr. YounGi Soo, who completed his Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences and remained as a researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology at Hallym University, received the "Young Researcher Award" in the Basic Natural Science Research Group at The Korean Society for AIDS (KOSAids) on November 3.
The "Young Researcher Award" received by Dr. Youn is determined by reviewing achievements contributing to the development of domestic AIDS research in order to further AIDS understanding and increase research motivation of researchers.
Dr. Youn's academic journal article is 'Crosstalk between HDAC6 and Nox2-based NADPH oxidase mediates HIV-1 Tat-induced pro-inflammatory responses in astrocytes' (Author: Dr. YounGi Soo, Corresponding author: Park Jinseu), in Redox Biology (IF: 6.337), published in an international journal in 2017.
In this journal article, Dr. Youn found that the interaction between reactive oxygen species and histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) plays a central role in the inflammatory response of the HIV-1 Tat protein in the central nervous system and then presents targets for AIDS and dementia treatment.
This meaningful achievement is
a result of Lee's participation as a researcher in the laboratory of Professor Park Jin-seo (Department of Biomedical Sciences, Hallym University) with the support of the Korea Research Foundation (Basic research support projects for engineering, major research support projects) for the study of HIV-1 Tat function.
The Department of Biomedical Sciences of Hallym University was established on March 1, 1987 as a department of genetic engineering. Since then, the department has been researching and establishing a biotechnology research institute in order to carry out the research by developing treatment methods of human diseases in the field of research specialization. Currently, the department has produced 1,500 graduates, and is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.