Gou Young Koh, MD, PhD

Gou Young Koh, MD, PhD

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Dr. Gou Young Koh is a distinguished professor at KAIST Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering, and the director of the Center for Vascular Research, Institute for Basic Science. For the last 20 years, he and his research team have focused on discovery and understanding of the growth factors regulating micro-vasculatures including tumor vasculature. During this time, his research team has made numerous major advances and breakthroughs in the field of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. Notably, he and his research team discovered and generated several novel and potent modulators of angiogenesis – three angiopoietin-like proteins, COMP-Ang1, DAAP, Valpha and ABTAA – based on their keen observations and creative ideas. More recently, Dr. Koh and his team have been working on the unique features and regulations of tumor vessel normalization and their related changes in tumor microenvironment and immunity, as well as on the characterization of key factors involved in the organotypic angiogenesis and vascular maintenance.