Dr. Paul Kim
Dr. Paul Kim is an assistant professor in the biology department. He earned his Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from Colorado State University. He has two years of postdoctoral experience in biomedical engineering and has worked as a research consultant for a biomedical device company. He has published 9 peer-reviewed articles, presented 9 abstracts at national meetings, and holds 4 patents related to biomedicine. His research interest include studying obesity-related diseases, specifically non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is becoming one of the most common liver diseases and, in some cases, NAFLD progresses to the more severe non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, one of the leading causes of liver cirrhosis in the United States. He is working with collaborators and mentors at Colorado State University and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge Louisiana. The team is trying to better understand the cellular mechanisms that lead to disease development and progression.