UHealth - University of Miami Health System

Michael Kim, Ph.D.

General Information

Michael  Kim, Ph.D.


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  • English


  • Associate Professor

Research Interests

Understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the establishment and maintenance of dendritic arborization patterns

Investigating mechanisms of protection against dendrite degeneration


2002 Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1994 B.A.
University of California, Berkeley



Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. in Cell & Structural Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2002, where he trained with Dr. Akira Chiba. He then performed his postdoctoral training with Dr. Yuh-Nung Jan at the University of California, San Francisco from 2002-2007, where he investigated mechanisms of dendritic morphogenesis. Dr. Kim joined the faculty of the Department of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology in October 2007 as an Assistant Professor.