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 has been appointed as Associate Director of Bioinformatics at Penn Immune Health. 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.

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Youngchan Lee, MD, PhD   (Visiting Associate Professor)

Dr. Youngchan Lee has joined the Kim Lab as a visiting scholar in Sep, 2022. He is an associate professor of Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Kyung Hee University. His sub-specialty is head and neck surgery. He is interested in cancer genomics, biomedical informatics, multi-omics data integration, and machine learning.

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Yonghyun Nam, PhD   (Research Associate)

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.

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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.

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Dong-gi Lee, PhD   (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Dr. Dong-gi Lee has joined the Kim Lab in September 2022. His research interests include graph-based machine learning algorithms and applying them in fields of biomedical informatics. He is also interested in polygenic risk score (PRS), imaging genetics, and integrating multi-omics/multi-modal data for predicting the personalized risk of diseases, especially dementia-related diseases.

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Sang-Hyuk Jung, PhD   (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Dr. Sang-Hyuk Jung has joined the Kim Lab in October 2022. He is interested in polygenic risk score (PRS) and biobank data analysis for predicting risk of cardiometabolic diseases.

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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.

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Vivek Sriram, MA   (Graduate Student)

Vivek Sriram is a PhD Candidate in the Genomics and Computational Biology graduate group at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He joined the Kim lab in March 2020. Vivek previously received a Master’s degree in Statistics from the Wharton School of Business, as well as B.Sc’s in Statistics and Computer Science and a minor in Bioinformatics from Duke University. His general research interests include translational bioinformatics and personalized medicine, deep learning and interpretable machine learning, network analysis, data visualization, and the genomics of human disease. Vivek’s work in the Kim Lab focuses on the integration of genomic and phenotypic data from electronic health record (EHR)-linked biobanks, applying network theory and graph-based machine learning methods to evaluate the genetic basis of disease complications and comorbidities.

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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.

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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.

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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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Jaesik Kim, MS   (Graduate Student)

Jaesik Kim is a graduate student from the Graduate Group in Bioengineering. He is interested in biomedical informatics, machine learning, deep learning, polygenic risk score (PRS), omics data integration, vision representation learning, and biomedical language representation.

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Jakob Woerner   (Graduate Student)

Jakob Woerner is a graduate student from the Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB) and has joined the Kim lab in July, 2022. He is interested in integrating data to better understand diseases and improve medicine.

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Manu Shivakumar, MS   (Graduate Student)

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

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Matthew Lee   (Graduate Student)

Matthew Lee is a graduate student from the Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB) and has joined the Kim lab in July, 2022. 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.

ALUMNI

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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.

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SeungYub Han   (Rotating Graduate Student)

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Nari Kim   (Undergraduate Researcher)

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

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Kevin Shen   (High School Researcher)

Kevin Shen is now a junior from Harriton High School.

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Jie Hao, PhD   (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Dr. Jie Hao finished her postdoc training and is now an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Medical Information at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College. 

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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).

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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).

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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).