OUR TEAM

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Dokyoon Kim, PhD   (Principal Investigator)

Dr. Dokyoon Kim is an Assistant Professor of Informatics at the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics within the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a senior faculty at Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics. He has been mostly working on integrating 'omics data, environment data, imaging, and phenotype data derived from Electronic Health Record (EHR) for advancing precision medicine.

Jie Hao, PhD   (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Dr. Jie Hao has joined the Kim Lab as a postdoc fellow in August, 2019. Her research interests are developing innovative computational methodologies in biomarker discovery, survival analysis, interpretable deep learning modeling, data integration of heterogeneous data, and missing data imputation.

Yonghyun Nam, PhD   (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Dr. Yonghyun Nam has joined the Kim Lab as a postdoc fellow in Sep, 2019.

He is interested in graph-based machine learning algorithms and applying/developing novel methodologies for biomedical informatics or translational informatics. One of his current studies is developing a scoring system to predict co-occurrence disease or disease related-key genes.

Garam Lee, PhD   (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Dr. Lee has joined the Kim lab in March, 2020. Garam is interested in developing novel data integration methods using machine learning approach. In particular, he's been working on integrating multi-modal neuroimaging data, time-series clinical data and multi-omics data in Alzheimer's disease.

Soojin Cha, PhD   (Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow)

Dr. Cha has joined the Kim lab as a visiting postdoctoral scholar in Sep, 2021. She was trained in both wet-lab and dry-lab based work for cancer biology, cancer genomics, and population genetics. Her research interests include  understanding, treating, and preventing disease using various types of data and knowledge for cancer genomics and population genetics. During the visit, she will develop cancer models using GWAS-based methodology and large-scale datasets and hopes to contribute to patients’ health care.

Vivek Sriram   (Graduate Student)

Vivek Sriram is a graduate student from the Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB) and has joined the Kim lab in March, 2020. His research interests include translational bioinformatics and personalized medicine, deep learning and interpretable machine learning, network analysis, data visualization, and the genomics of human disease. He aspires to use the power of data science to tackle challenging problems in the field of medicine.

Jacob Leiby   (Graduate Student)

Jake Leiby is a graduate student from the Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB) and has joined the Kim lab in March, 2020.  He is interested in multi-omics data integration and radiogenomics and how we can use this information to predict disease outcomes.

Brenda Xiao   (Graduate Student)

Brenda Xiao is a graduate student from the Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB) and has joined the Kim lab in July, 2020. She has been co-mentored by Dr. Marylyn Ritchie at Penn Genetics. She is interested in biomedical informatics, cancer genomics, multi-omics data integration, and EHR data analysis.

Erica Suh   (Graduate Student)

Erica Suh is a graduate student from the Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB) and has joined the Kim Lab in July, 2021. She is interested in applying data science and machine learning to answer essential questions in medicine and healthcare. When she’s not in front of the computer, you might be able to find Erica hiking in the mountains or relaxing at your local coffee shop.

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Karl Keat   (Graduate Student)

Karl Keat is a graduate student from the Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB) and has joined the Kim Lab in July, 2021. He has been co-mentored by Dr. Marylyn Ritchie at Penn Genetics. He is interested in the application of multi-omic tools towards the advancement of precision medicine, diagnostics, and pharmacogenomics.

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Rachit Kumar   (Rotating Graduate Student)

Rachit Kumar is an MD-PhD student affiliated with the Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB). He has been rotating in the Kim Lab since August 2021, and his interests include developing and applying generalizable computational methods to improve precision medicine approaches as well as improving the interpretability of machine learning methods in biomedicine. 

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Anni Moore   (Rotating Graduate Student)

Anni Moore is a graduate student from the Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB). She is excited about using multi-omics data integration and translational bioinformatics to help understand and predict human disease outcomes, with the ultimate goal of elucidating treatment. She will be rotating in the Kim Lab in Jan, 2022.

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Jakob Woerner   (Rotating Graduate Student)

Jakob Woerner is a graduate student from the Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB). He is interested in integrating data to better understand diseases and improve medicine. He will be rotating in the Kim Lab in Jan, 2022.

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Manu Shivakumar, MS   (Rotating Graduate Student)

Manu Shivakumar is a graduate student from the Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB). He was previously a bioinformatician in the lab. He is interested in biomedical informatics, cancer genomics, disease-disease networks and risk prediction. He will be rotating in the Kim Lab in March, 2022.

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Matthew Lee   (Rotating Graduate Student)

Matthew Lee is a graduate student from the Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB). His research interests include but are not limited to, deep and machine learning, multi-modality (omics, imaging, clinical) data integration, precision medicine, and translational informatics. He is interested in harnessing the potential of technology, to tackle complex issues in medicine and improve the health and/or wellness of patients. He will be rotating in the Kim Lab in March, 2022.

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Max Dudek   (Rotating Graduate Student)

Max Dudek is a graduate student from the Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB). He has been rotating in the Kim Lab since August 2021, and is interested in developing interpretable machine learning models to identify complex interactions between features in medical datasets.

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Jason E. Miller, PhD   (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Dr. Miller is now a senior scientist statistical geneticist at Merck.

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Wonjun Ji, MD   (Visiting Scientist)

Dr. Ji is now a clinical assistant professor at the division of respiratory and critical care medicine at the Asan Medical Center.

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Lisa (Gahyun) Bang, MS   (Bioinformatics Analyst)

Lisa is now a bioinformatics analyst at Geisinger.

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Eun Kyung Choe, MD, PhD   (Visiting Faculty)

Dr. Choe is a now professor at the Division of Colorectal Surgery and General Surgery at Healthcare System Gangnam Center of Seoul National University Hospital and also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Department of Surgery at College of Medicine at Seoul National University. 

So Yeon Kim, PhD   (Visiting Graduate Student)

Dr. Kim is now an assistant professor at the Department of Artificial Intelligence at Ajou University.

SeungYub Han   (Rotating Graduate Student)

SeungYub is now a graduate student in the Dr. Junhyong Kim's lab at Penn.

Ji Won Park, MD, PhD   (Visiting Faculty)

Dr. Park is now a clinical associate professor at the Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital.

Seung Mi Lee, MD, PhD   (Visiting Faculty)

Dr. Lee is now a clinical associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Seoul National University Hospital.

Jaesik Kim   (Visiting Graduate Student)

Jaesik is now a graduate student in the Dr. Kyung-Ah Sohn's lab at Ajou University. 

Jae-Seung Yun, MD, PhD   (Visiting Faculty)

Dr. Jae-Seung Yun is an associate professor of Internal Medicine at the Catholic University of Korea.

Sang-Hyuk Jung   (Visiting Graduate Student)

Sang-Hyuk Jung is now a graduate student in the Dr. Hong-Hee Won's lab at SungKyunKwan University. 

Nari Kim   (Undergraduate Researcher)

Nari Kim is now an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kevin Shen   (High School Researcher)

Kevin Shen is now a junior from Harriton High School.