Jonghan Kim

The Kim Laboratory


IRON DISORDERS AND THERAPEUTICS


Our research focuses on 1) the mechanism of abnormal metal transport that causes neurobehavioral and neurochemical dysfunction (e.g. cognitive/memory deficits, anxiety/hyperactivity, impaired motor coordination) and hematological/cardiovascular complications, 2) the identification of the factors that influence iron and metal transport and their toxicities in relation to genetic polymorphism, altered nutrition and environmental exposure, and 3) the development of novel therapeutic strategies for iron disorders and associated disease conditions listed above using small molecules (molecular prosthetics) and large molecules (nanoparticles for gene/drug delivery).