YANG YOO SOO    Principal Researcher







– 2012 Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Sungkyunkwan University

– 2009 M.S. in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Sungkyunkwan University

– 2007 B.S. in Genetic Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University


2014-      Senior Research Scientist, Center for Theragnosis, KIST

2015-      Assistant & Associate Professor, Division of Bio-Medical Science & Technology, KIST School, UST

2013      Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2012-2014      Postdoctoral Fellow, Single-molecule imaging Lab, KIST

– Development of biologics delivery platform for therapeutic applications

  1. Eun Hye Kim, Jongwon Lee, Gijung Kwak, Hochung Jang, Hyosuk Kim, Haeun Cho, Yeongji Jang, Jiwoong Choi, Sung-Gil Chi, Kwangmeyung Kim, Ick Chan Kwon, Yoosoo Yang* and Sun Hwa Kim* (2022) “PDL1-binding peptide/Anti-miRNA21 conjugate as a therapeutic modality for PD-L1high tumors and TAMs” J Control Release 345:62-74
  2. Hyosuk Kim, Da Eun Kim, Geonhee Han, Nu Ri Lim, Eun Hye Kim, Yeongji Jang, Haeun Cho, Hochung Jang, Ki Hun Kim, Sun Hwa Kim, Yoosoo Yang* (2021) “Harnessing the Natural Healing Power of Colostrum: Bovine Milk-derived Extracellular Vesicles from Colostrum Facilitating the Transition from Inflammation to Tissue Regeneration for Accelerating Cutaneous Wound Healing” Adv Healthc Mater 5;e2102027
  3. Gi Beom Kim, Gi-Hoon Nam, Yeonsun Hong, Jiwan Woo, Yakdol Cho, Ick Chan Kwon, Yoosoo Yang*, In-San Kim (2020) “Xenogenization of tumor cells by fusogenic exosomes in tumor microenvironment ignites and propagates antitumor immunity” Sci Adv 6(27) eaaz2083
  4. Yoosoo Yang1,*, Gi-Hoon Nam, Gi Beom Kim, Yoon Kyoung Kim, In-San Kim* (2019) “Intrinsic cancer vaccination” Adv Drug Deliv Rev 151-152:2-22
  5. Yoosoo Yang1,*, Yeonsun Hong, Eunji Cho, Gi Beom Kim, and In-San Kim* (2018) “Extracellular vesicles as a platform for membrane-associated therapeutic protein delivery” J Extracell Vesicles, 7(1);144031
  6. Sung Duk Jo, Gi-Hoon Nam, Gijung Kwak, Yoosoo Yang*, Ick Chan Kwon*, (2017) “Harnessing designed nanoparticles: Current strategies and future perspectives in cancer immunotherapy” Nano Today, 17(2017):23-37
  7. Yoosoo Yang1,*, Yeonsun Hong, Gi-Hoon Nam, Jin Hwa Chung, Eunee Koh, and In-San Kim# (2017) “Virus-Mimetic Fusogenic Exosomes for Direct Delivery of Integral Membrane Proteins to Target Cell Membranes” Adv Mater, 29(13)