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Jung Han Kim

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Marshall University
United States of America


My experience and qualifications make me well suited for serving as a mentor in the project. Over the several years, I supervised more than one hundred undergraduate and twenty graduate students. I served as a Member in twenty graduate student thesis committees and served as Advisor/Chair for six M.S. and Ph.D. students. I have mentored three postdoctoral fellows who became a successful independent scientist. With my mentees I have produced multiple peer-reviewed publications. In addition, I have a solid background in genetics, nutritional sciences and physiology, with specific training and expertise in gene mapping, positional cloning, and physiological analysis. My research includes identifying genetic factors underlying obesity and type 2 diabetes and the related pathophysiological pathways. With my research endeavors I have developed useful animal models for obesity and type 2 diabetes including TALLYHO mice that are well served in the project. As PI on several Foundation- and NIH-funded grants, I have built a strong research program and have a track record of accomplished and productive research projects.

Research Interest

Etiology and mechanisms underlying Type 2 diabetes and obesity, concomitantly related diseases


  • Fletcher SJ, Kalupahana NS, Soltani-Bejnood M, Kim JH, Saxton AM, Wasserman DH, De Taeye B, Voy BH, Quignard-Boulange A, Moustaid-Moussa N. Transgenic mice overexpressing Renin exhibit glucose intolerance and diet-genotype interactions. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2012, 3: 166.

  • Stewart TP, Mao X, Aqqad MN, Uffort D, Dillon KD, Saxton AM, and Kim JH. Subcongenic analysis of tabw2 obesity QTL on mouse chromosome 6. BMC Genet 2012, 13(1): 81.

  • Mao X, Dillon KD, McEntee MF, Saxton AM, and Kim JH. Islet insulin secretion, b-cell mass, and energy balance in a polygenic mouse model of Type 2 diabetes with obesity. Journal of Inborn Errors of Metabolism & Screening 2014: 1-6

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