Seongho Bae


Office: Health Sciences Research Building (HSRB)-II, 1750 Haygood Drive NE Room S235R, Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: (404) 544-1526

Seongho Bae brings over two decades of expertise in stem cell and cardiovascular biology to the Yoon Lab. His academic journey commenced with a PhD program at Korea University, where he engaged in groundbreaking research spanning novel gene identification, cell cycle regulation, and the discovery of molecular markers for oriental medicine, employing both embryonic carcinoma cells and embryonic stem cells. This foundational period laid the groundwork for his future contributions to the field.

Upon completing his PhD, Seongho advanced his career at Emory University School of Medicine as a postdoctoral research fellow. Here, his focus has been on several pioneering areas within cardiovascular biology. His work on the cardiovascular cellular differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells has been particularly impactful, offering new insights into the potential of these cells in regenerative medicine. Additionally, Seongho has led efforts in the direct reprogramming of human fibroblasts into endothelial cells, a critical step forward in the quest for vascular regeneration.

One of his most significant achievements to date is his research on the generation of vascularized cardiac organoids. This innovative work is at the forefront of efforts to replicate human heart tissue for research and therapeutic applications, opening new pathways for the study and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

Seongho’s contributions to the Yoon Lab and the broader scientific community are marked by his dedication to uncovering the intricacies of stem cell and cardiovascular biology. His work not only enriches our understanding of these fields but also paves the way for innovative treatments that could transform lives. Through his enduring commitment and exceptional expertise, Seongho continues to be a vital asset to the scientific world.