Michael Kim, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor
Understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the establishment and maintenance of dendritic arborization patterns
Investigating mechanisms of protection against dendrite degeneration
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of California, Berkeley
- Part-based motor neuron recognition in the Drosophila ventral nerve cord
- The role of autophagy in Nmnat-mediated protection against hypoxia-induced dendrite degeneration
- Nmnat exerts neuroprotective effects in dendrites and axons
- Patterning and organization of motor neuron dendrites in the Drosophila larva
- List of Publications
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.