Dr. Jung Han Kim
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Toxicology




B.S. 1985, Food and Nutrition Science, Dongduk Women's University, Korea
M.S. 1987, Food Science, Dongduk Women's University, Korea
Ph.D. 1996, Human Nutrition, University of Tennessee


Dr. Kimís current research examines the molecular basis of an obesity susceptibility gene, tabw2, derived from the TALLYHO mouse model.  This model may provide an understanding of how diets can induce obesity, and may subsequently uncover new cellular regulatory pathways that could be exploited to control human obesity. Her long-term research goal is to understand the etiology and mechanisms of Type 2 diabetes and obesity. She is focusing her research on the link between gene dysfunction and these diseases. Her continued research will focus on gene discovery, resource development, and other related biochemical and physiological studies with Type 2 diabetes and obesity.


Prior to coming to Marshall, Dr. Kim was an Associate Professor of Nutrition at the University of Tennessee, where she spent the last eight years teaching a variety of Nutrition courses.


Dr. Kim has served as a referee for numerous journals, including the International Journal of Obesity, Journal of Proteomics, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, and Mammalian Genome. She is a member of the American Society for Nutrition, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the Obesity Society.


Contact Info
telephone: (304) 696-3873
email: kimj@marshall.edu