Ha Won Kim

Assistant Professor

Ha Won Kim

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Cardiology

Bio

Dr. Kim is a cardiovascular scientist with background of cell/molecular biology. He received MSc and PhD in Health Science/Biotechnology from Kyoto University, Japan and completed postdoctoral training at Emory University (Cardiology) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (Cardiology and Pharmacology), followed by research faculty at the University of Cincinnati (Pathology, Cardiovascular Center).

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Education

  • Ph.D., Food Science and Technology, O Kyoto University, 2004

Awards & Honors

  • ATVB Early Career Networking Reception for Top-rated abstract American Heart Association, 2015

  • Selected for “Gallery of Excellence", All-Star Scientific Session University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Research Week, 2013

  • Selected for “Hot Topics in Cardiovascular Science” American Heart Association Scientific Session 2012, 2013

  • Top-rated Abstract (two years in a row) AHA Scientific Session 2013, 2013

  • Top-rated Abstract AHA Scientific Session 2012, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • VBIO 9010

    Seminar in Vascular Bio
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I

Teaching Interests

Vascular biology, Adipose biology, Stem cell biology, non-coding RNA biology.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Blockade of senescence-associated microRNA-195 in aged skeletal muscle cells facilitates reprogramming to produce induced pluripotent stem cells., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Abrogation of Age-Induced MicroRNA-195 Rejuvenates the Senescent Mesenchymal Stem Cells by Reactivating Telomerase., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Exosomes Secreted from CXCR4 Overexpressing Mesenchymal Stem Cells Promote Cardioprotection via Akt Signaling Pathway following Myocardial Infarction., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Abrogation of senescence-associated microRNA-195 in aged skeletal myoblasts facilitates reprogramming to produce induced pluripotent stem cells., 2014
    Other
  • Dysregulation of miR-26a induced by electrical stimulation promotes cardiac differentiation of human iPS cells., 2014
    Other

Research Interests

Dr. Kim’s research is focused on vascular biology to understand the role of oxidative stress and inflammation signaling in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). In particular, he investigates the role of myeloperoxidase and NADPH oxidases during AAA formation by using different animal models of AAA (angiotensin II, elastase, calcium chloride) in genetically modified animals. Another research focus is to investigate the epigenetic regulatory mechanisms of adipose dysfunction in diet-induced obesity, with emphasis on histone deacetylase 9 (HDAC9). HDAC9 expression is increased in adipose tissue during high fat diet, and he examines whether adipocyte-specific HDAC9 gene deletion attenuates atherosclerosis and obesity-related cardiometabolic disease.