Patricia M. Williams Term Professor of Biology
In his work at the interface of genomics, computational and mathematical biology and evolution, Kim develops and uses quantitative and experimental methods to examine the evolution of dynamic processes in organisms at the cellular and sub-cellular level. Collaborating with James Eberwine’s lab at the Perelman School of Medicine, Kim’s lab is forging new understandings of gene expression and RNA biology and has helped decipher the mechanisms of RNA localization in neurons and advanced efforts to understand how RNA variability in single cells relates to cell degeneration and dysfunction. His awards and honors include a Guggenheim fellowship, the Sloan Foundation Young Investigator Award, and the New England Bioscience Society Research Award. He is past co-director of the Penn Genomics Frontiers Institute with Dr. Eberwine and current co-director of the Penn Program in Single-Cell Biology.