Dr. Kyung Hee Kim is an accomplished research professional with a rich history of contributions to higher educational institutions and a remarkable career in the field of cardiovascular medicine and vascular regeneration.
After completing the German State Examinations as a Pharmacist, her scientific passion flourished under the guidance of Prof. Maike Petersen in the Department of Pharmacy at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. She elucidated two key enzymes for rosmarinic acid synthesis.
Following successful completion of her doctoral studies, Dr. Kim sought further opportunities to expand her expertise. She pursued a post-doctoral fellowship under the guidance of Dr. Jeffrey R. Bender at the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine. After her post-doctoral training, Dr. Kim joined the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center as an associate research scientist. She investigated the effect of female sex hormones on the endothelium, contributing to women’s health. This experience proved pivotal in shaping her research career, exposing her to cutting-edge cardiovascular research and enabling collaboration with some of the brightest minds in the field. Her profound knowledge of molecular cellular biology was cultivated through collaboration with Dr. Derek Toomre in the Department of Cell Biology at Yale.
In pursuit of new challenges and opportunities to make a difference, Dr. Kim transitioned to the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine. In the Yoon Lab, her research currently focus on the cutting-edge field of vascular regeneration, with a particular emphasis on utilizing stem cell-derived vascular cells to facilitate vascular regeneration. Her work is at the forefront of regenerative medicine, holding immense promise for patients with cardiovascular diseases.
Throughout her career, Dr. Kim has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and patents, contributed to groundbreaking research projects, and mentored the next generation of scientists. Her dedication to scientific excellence and unwavering commitment to cardiovascular medicine have left an indelible mark on the field, inspiring countless researchers and clinicians to continue exploring new frontiers in vascular regeneration.