Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neurology, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Massachusetts General Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea. He started his postgraduate work at the Brain Disease Research Center, Ajou University Medical School, South Korea, and completed his post doctorate at Dr. Dora M. Kovacs’ laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was appointed assistant professor in 2009. He was awarded a fellowship from the John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation in 2004.Dr. Kim has been investigating physiological and pathological functions of Alzheimer’s disease-related secretases, BACE1 and presenilin/g-secretase, since 2001. BACE1 and g-secretase play a major role in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis by regulating Ab-peptide generation.