Lab Head, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Laboratory
Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI)
Dong-Gu, Daegu 41068
Hyun-Ho Lim, PhD is a Principal Investigator of the Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI). Dr. Lim received his Ph.D. in Molecular Neurobiology in 2005 from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology. He pursued postdoctoral studies with Professor Christopher Miller at Brandeis University / Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where he studied a transport membrane protein. In 2013, Lim was appointed Principal Investigator at KBRI. His lab studies membrane proteins involved in the interaction between neurons, glia cells and the vascular system, including MLC1. His group discovered important information on how the MLC1 protein is arranged in the cell membrane, how many copies of the protein are present and found that the location of MLC1 within the cell can regulate cellular morphology and motility. Currently, his lab focuses on determining the exact 3D shape and structure of the MLC1 protein and on developing therapeutic means to ensure the proper localization of MLC1 pathogenic mutants. Dr. Lim is currently a vice-president of the Korean Biophysical Society and President elected (’24-’25). He serves as a member of the National Brain Research Working Committee of Korea.