Hong Im Kim

Hong Im Kim


Assistant Research Professor

Division of Animal Sciences

Kim is an assistant research professor in the Division of Animal Sciences, and part of the new faculty group in the NextGen Precision Health Institute, where world-class researchers are seeking answers for the toughest diseases. Prior to joining CAFNR, she served as a senior researcher in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Michigan State University, where she focused on identification and analysis of genes associated with survival rate in endometrial cancer and ovarian clear cell cancers. She received her Ph.D. in Medical Science from Chung-Ang University in South Korea and completed post-doctoral training at Louisiana State University Health Science Center and the MD Anderson Cancer Center. She studies molecular and genetic characters that involve biological roles in uterine receptivity, blastocyst/conceptus survival and implantation, and stromal cell decidualization, which are essential processes in the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy. Her work will intersect both human and animal health targeting which could lead to enhanced prevention, detection and treatment.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., Medical Science, Chung-Ang University, South Korea