Lou W. Kim

Associate Professor

Biological Sciences; Biomolecular Sciences Institute

Office: AHC1 209

Phone: 305-348-7315

Email: kiml@fiu.edu


Research Areas

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

His 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).


  • BS Biochemistry from Yonsei University, Korea
  • MS Biochemistry from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea
  • PhD Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Rutgers University, NJ