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Kim Group Alumni


PhD students: Dr. David Seung-Hyun Ro (PhD, 2010) is a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Jing Cao (PhD, 2012) is an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern. Dr. Neil Michael Otto (PhD, 2014) is a senior scientist at Bmogen Bio-Technologies in Minneapolis. Dr. Douglas Grunwald (PhD, 2018) is a senior scientist at Centrose Biotech, Madison, WI.

Postdoctoral scholars: All of the postdoctoral alumni continue their research at schools, research institutes and biotech companies. Dr. Chang Hwa Jung (2006-2010), who is the 2009 Basic Science Awardee from the University Masonic Cancer Center, leads a research group at the Korea Food Science Institute. Dr. Soyon Woo (2006-2009) is a manager at Immunodiagnostic Team at SK Telecom. Dr. Bong Seok Kang (2007-2008) is currently an associate professor at Kyungbuk National University Biomedical Research Institute in South Korea. Dr. Minchul Seo (2008-2011) is an assistant professor at Dongguk University in South Korea. Dr. Kwan Hyun Kim (2011-2016) is a research scientist at the Mayo, Rochester, MN. Dr. Young Sung Yun (2008-2016) is a head scientist at Amicogen Biotech Co. in South Korea. Dr. Young-Mi Kim (2006-2016) leads a research group at Boditech Med Inc., New Jersey. Dr. Chun-Pyo Hong (2017-2019) is CEO of GI-Cell biotech, South Korea. Dr. Changho Yun (2016-2020) is research scientist at the Mayo, Rochester MN.

Junior scientists: Dr. Emilie Vander Haar (2004-2006) is an MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine with full scholarship). Dr. Seung-il Lee (PhD, SUNY Stony Brook, 2005-2006) is a research associate at Yale University. Dr. Yeon-Jae Kim (PhD, KAIST, 2004-2005) is a group leader at the National Cancer Institute, South Korea. Dr. Dong-Hwan Kim (PhD, U of Minnesota) is a postdoctoral associate at the Stowers Institute in Kansas City. Subin Jang (2013-2016, MPH, U of Minnesota) is a research analyst/study coordinator at the University of Minnesota, Masonic Children’s Hospital. Ryan Schultz (2015-2017) is a PhD student at UC Berkeley in the Department of Neuroscience. Yeseul Ahn (2016-2019) is a PhD student at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences. Daihyun Song (2016-2020) is a PhD student in the Pharmacology Department at the University of Minnesota.