Young S. Kim

National Institutes of Health, USA

Young S. Kim joined the Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA, in 1998 as a Program Director who oversees and monitors NCI grants in the area of nutrition and cancer. She also serves as an expert in nutrition, molecular biology, and genomics as they relate to cancer prevention. Kim assists with research initiatives that will advance nutritional science and lead to human health benefits. She has been actively involved with the preparation and processing of concepts aiming at creation of program announcement (PA) and requests for applications (RFAs). Kim maintains and expands links with other federal agencies such as USDA/FDA or professional groups involved with nutrition and cancer prevention. To fulfill this activity, she participates in the working groups/teams, publishes papers that deal with emerging issues, presents ideas and approaches at national or international meetings, and/or serves as mentors for those seeking more information about the relationship between bioactive food components and cancer prevention. Prior to this position, she worked on gene discoveries including MEN1 and CAIR1 by positional cloning and cDNA library screening, respectively as a Senior Staff Scientist at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. Kim received her Ph.D. degree in nutritional biochemistry from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, and a three-year postdoctoral training in muscle protein purification and characterization at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Her current research focuses on molecular mechanisms by which nutrients modulate cancer processes and the identification and the characterization of genetic patterns that can be influenced by nutrients.

Biography Updated on 18 April 2012

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