Welcome to Eunha Kim's Laboratory
"We develop chemical & biochemical tools
to address fundamental problems in biology and human health."
Light Fantastic : Chemical biologists are advancing our understanding of light's role in the natural world and expanding its applications in the research lab. We use light as a tool to understand living biological system, aiming to address pressing problems in biology and human health. We take multidisciplinary approaches integrating chemistry, biology, and biomedicine.
A new AIEgen molecular framework based on the indolizine structure was discovered. The synergistic effect between the intramolecular charge transfer and restriction of intramolecular motion is proposed as the AIE mechanism in the molecular framework. Systematic emission color tunability and successful bio-imaging applications were demonstrated for the potential of the molecular framework as a versatile molecular platform for AIEgens.