Biography & Research:
Kim completed his B.A. degree in Biochemistry from New York University in 2001, with Professor Young-Tae Chang as an undergraduate research advisor. He then studied Bioorganic Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Kim D. Janda at Scripps Research and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 2006.
In 2006, Kim joined Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) as a research scientist. In 2010, after his military service duty, he became a principal investigator of Brain Science Institute at KIST and associate professor of biological chemistry at Korea University of Science and Technology (UST). In 2017, he moved to Yonsei University as an assistant professor of bio-convergence (ISED) and pharmacy. In 2020, he was promoted to an associate professor of pharmacy.
His laboratory is located at Yonsei University International Campus in Songdo International Business District. Kim's work focuses on pathology, therapeutics, and diagnostics of Alzheimer's disease by using Chemical Biology as a research tool. A significant effort of the Kim laboratory in recent years has been to identify small molecules that control protein misfolding and cognitive impairments of Alzheimer's disease.