Principle Investigator

Dr. Moon-Soo Kim
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
Cornell University, Ph.D. 2007
Doctoral dissertation: Protein engineering of Escherichia coli AppA2 phytase for improving its thermal stability
Post-Doctoral Training
Postdoctoral Scholar 2009-2012, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine & Genome Center, University of California, Davis, CA
Postdoctoral Research Associate 2007-2009, Departments of Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (MCMP), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Honors & Awards
Ogden College Junior Faculty Research Award, WKU (Fall 2017)
Early Investigator Award, Office of Research and Sponsored Program, WKU (Fall 2015)
Junior Investigator Award, Office of Research and Sponsored Program, WKU (Fall 2014)
First Time Awardee, Office of Research and Sponsored Program, WKU (Fall 2014)
Joh Graduate Fellowship Award, Cornell University (Fall 2005)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Van Thuan Nguyen
Ph. D (2013) Chemistry & Biochemistry
Hallym University, South Korea

Graduate Students

Joel Omage
Biochemistry, BS. 2015
Narayan Neupane
Chemistry & Biology, BS. 2016

Undergraduate Students

Wendy Cecil
Biochemistry Major, Honors College, Gatton Academy (2018)
Kenneth Schlabach
Biochemistry Major, Pre-med, Honors College

Lab Technician

Rebekah Kayer
Biology, BS. 2019

Kim Lab Alumni

Undergraduate Students

Colleen Jackson (Spring 2018 – May 2019, Honors thesis)
Katherine Gaiko (Spring 2017- May 2019, Honors thesis)
Elizabeth Morgan (Fall 2018- May 2019, Gatton Academy)
Grace Jones (Fall 2018, Gatton Academy, WKU undergrad)
Caleb Sedlak (Spring 2017- Fall 2018)
Anna Dong (Fall 2017, Gatton Academy)
Olivia Simpson (Fall 2016, Gatton Academy)
Barnabas Kim (Spring 2016 - Fall 2017)
Shaumik Alam (Spring 2016 - Summer 2017)
Whitney Heard (Spring and Summer 2016, Gatton Academy)
Audrey Brown (Spring and Summer 2016)
Dana Ebb (Spring 2015)
Kamryn Smith (Spring 2015 - Fall 2015)
Emily Hamilton (Spring 2015 - Fall 2015)
Rena Ryumae (Spring and Summer 2015, Gatton Academy)
Dat Thinh Ha (Spring 2014 - Fall 2015)
Songbee Kim (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)
Choudy Teav (Fall 2014)
India Blasser (Spring 2014 - Fall 2014, Gatton Academy)
Carolyn Clark (Spring 2014, Gatton Academy)
Dalton James (Fall 2013)

Graduate Students

Dat Thinh Ha (Spring 2017 – Fall 2018, Research Intensive Track)
Nicholas Blumenberg (Fall 2015 - Fall 2017)
Juhwa Kim (Fall 2014 - Spring 2016)
Anu Kini (Fall 2014 - Summer 2016)
Patrick Emery (Fall 2012 - Spring 2013)

Research Assistants

Dat Thinh Ha (Fall 2016)
Jacob Strain (Spring 2014 - Fall 2014)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jiyoung Shim (August 2017 – May 2019)