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Lou Woong Kim

Title: Director of Biology Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor

Phone: 305-348-7315


Department(s): Biological Sciences, Biomolecular Sciences Institute


  • B.S. Biochemistry from Yonsei University, Korea
  • M.S. Biochemistry from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea,
  • Ph.D. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Rutgers University, NJ, USA     

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Research Areas

  • Uncover the mechanisms of cell differentiation and motility control using Dictyostelium as a model organsim

My research group is studying multicellular development and eukaryotic chemotaxis using Dictyostelium as a model organism. Research focus is on the mechanism of Cell Fate Decision by GSK3, PP2A/ B56/PTPA, ZAK and the regulation of Eukaryotic Chemotaxis by regulation of phosphoinositol-(3,4,5)-triphosphate (PIP3).

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