Jung Hwan Kim

Assistant Professor
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Jung Hwan Kim is an Assistant professor in Biology department. Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. in Life Science from Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea and completed his postdoctoral training from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Research interests

Kim lab is interested in the basic cell biological questions in the nervous system. Kim lab is especially interested in how neurons synthesize and locate proteins in axons and how these processes regulate axonal development and function. Kim lab takes advantage of the cutting-edge approaches including advanced genetics, microscope imaging, biochemical and cell biological techniques.


  • Ph.D., Life Science, Pohang University of Science and Technology, 2015
  • M.S., Life Science, Pohang University of Science and Technology, 2000
  • B.S., Agricultural Chemistry, Korea University, 1998

Selected publications

  • Kim JH*, Singh M, Pan G, Lopez A, Zito N, Bosse B, Ye B* (2019) Frameshift mutations of YPEL3 alter sensory circuit function in Drosophila. bioRxiv 768358 *corresponding authors
  • Sterne G*, Kim JH*, Ye B. (2015) "Dysregulated Dscam levels act through Abelson tyrosine kinase to enlarge presynaptic arbors" eLife May 19;4. doi: 10.7554/eLife.05196 (* Equal contributors).
  • Kim JH*, Wang X*, Coolon R, Ye B. (2013) "Dscam expression levels determine presynaptic arbor sizes in Drosophila sensory neurons" Neuron 78(5): 827-838 (* Equal contributors).
  • Wang X, Kim JH, Bazzi M, Robinson S, Collins CA, Ye B (2013) "Bimodal Control of Dendritic and Axonal Growth by the Dual Leucine Zipper Kinase Pathway" PLoS Biology 11(6): e1001572. doi:10.1371.
  • Ye B, Kim JH, Yang L, McLachlan I, Younger S, Jan LY, Jan YN. (2011) "Differential regulation of dendritic and axonal development by the novel Krüppel-like factor Dar1" J. Neurosci. 31, 3309-3319.

View a complete list of published work in My Bibliography

Courses taught

Cell biology (BIOL 315)