News from the lab

Federico's visit to Singapore!

Kazuyuki Kasahara
22 July 2023

Dr. Henning Seedorf, who serves as the Principal Investigator at Temasek Life Sciences, extended an invitation to Dr. Federico Rey for the TLL 20th Anniversary Symposium. Interestingly, Henning and Federico had previously been colleagues in the lab of Prof. Jeffrey Gordon at Washington University in St. Louis. Furthermore, during Kazu’s postdoctoral days at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Federico had acted as his mentor.. It’s truly a remarkable series of connections. Both Henning and Kazu were delighted to have the chance to reunite with Federico.

Prof Emad El-Omar visited LKCMedicine

Kazuyuki Kasahara
21 July 2023

On July 21, 2023, we had the honor of hosting Professor Emad El-Omar, a distinguished figure in the field of Medicine and a Professor at the St George and Sutherland Clinical Campuses, UNSW Australia. Professor El-Omar also holds the esteemed position of Director at the UNSW Microbiome Research Centre at St George Hospital, and he serves as the Editor in Chief of the renowned journal “Gut.”

During his visit, we had the opportunity to showcase our Microbiome Centre and engage in a fruitful exchange of ideas and discussions. The meeting was a valuable platform for sharing insights and expertise in the field.

Niqesha and Yujin completed research attachment

Kazuyuki Kasahara
15 July 2023

Ms. Yujin Li and Ms. Niqesha Lau Yi-Sha, both undergraduate students of Biological Sciences and Psychology, have completed their 2-month research attachment in our lab. We wish them continued success and perseverance as they move forward.

Celebrating the End of Vanessa's Rotation

Kazuyuki Kasahara
27 April 2023


We celebrated the end of her two-months rotation in our lab with a delicious meal of Korean BBQ and ice cream. It was a great opportunity for everyone to unwind and socialize outside of the lab. We wish Vanessa all the best in her PhD endeavors.

Vascular Research Initiative Mid-Term Meeting

Kazuyuki Kasahara
14 April 2023

We joined the VRI med-term meeting, led by Assoc Prof Rinkoo Dalan and Asst Prof Christine Cheung. There are 2 thrusts; Thrust 1; Understanding pathobiology of intermediate vascular disease phenotypes, and Thrust 2; Deconvoluting the spectrum of vascular inflammation in preclinical models. YiRou presented our update in the Thrust 2.