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Youngjung Kim, M.D., Ph.D.


Princeton University, Princeton, NJA.B.06/2009Molecular Biology
Columbia University, New York, NYM.Phil.05/2014Molecular Biology
Columbia University, New York, NYPh.D.02/2015Molecular Biology
Columbia University, New York, NYM.D.05/2017Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NYResidency06/2021Psychiatry

Available: 10/01/22, Expires: 09/30/26

Research trainees will learn how to work with patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells and patient-derived peripheral cell- and tissue-based models of eating disorders at the bench to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying eating disorders pathogenesis. Examples of diseases we are working on include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, ARFID, etc. The nature of individual projects may vary depending on the student, prior research experience and skills, and the amount of time students commit to their research training. Career advising and mentorship will be tailored to the individual student. For highly committed trainees, high-yield opportunities for career development will be provided including and not limited to publications, presentations, networking, awards, etc. For particularly motivated and committed trainees, part-time paid positions can be created for them on a case by case basis after sufficient time in the lab. Prior bench laboratory experience is required. Molecular biology research experience is preferred and while cell culture experience is not required, but preference will be given to individuals with any cell and tissue culture skills. Interested candidates should email a CV to Dr. Kim at ykim82@mgh.harvard.edu and briefly explain what their interests are.

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  1. K99MH127366 (KIM, YOUNGJUNG) Aug 2, 2022 - Aug 1, 2027
    Molecular characterization of metabolic reprogramming in anorexia nervosa
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Kim Y. Critical Escalation of de Novo Pediatric Anorexia Nervosa. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 12 01; 4(12):e2137644. PMID: 34874409.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Kim Y, Hersch J, Bodell LP, Schebendach J, Hildebrandt T, Walsh BT, Mayer LES. The association between leptin and weight maintenance outcome in anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2021 04; 54(4):527-534. PMID: 33185933; PMCID: PMC9851598.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Kim Y, Hildebrandt T, Mayer LES. Differential glucose metabolism in weight restored women with anorexia nervosa. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 12; 110:104404. PMID: 31541915.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Kim Y, Hack LM, Ahn ES, Kim J. Practical outpatient pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder. Drugs Context. 2018; 7:212308. PMID: 29445407; PMCID: PMC5804871.
    Citations: 4     
  5. Kim Y, Kim J, Cohen A, Backus M, Arnovitz M, Rice T, Luber MJ, Coffey BJ. Medication Nonadherence Secondary to Choking Phobia (Phagophobia) in an Adolescent with Significant Trauma History: Addressing the Issue of Mental Contamination. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2017 09; 27(7):667-672. PMID: 28930500.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Kim-Muller JY, Fan J, Kim YJ, Lee SA, Ishida E, Blaner WS, Accili D. Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1a3 defines a subset of failing pancreatic ß cells in diabetic mice. Nat Commun. 2016 08 30; 7:12631. PMID: 27572106.
    Citations: 71     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  7. Kim-Muller JY, Kim YJ, Fan J, Zhao S, Banks AS, Prentki M, Accili D. FoxO1 Deacetylation Decreases Fatty Acid Oxidation in ß-Cells and Sustains Insulin Secretion in Diabetes. J Biol Chem. 2016 May 06; 291(19):10162-72. PMID: 26984405; PMCID: PMC4858967.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  8. Kim-Muller JY, Zhao S, Srivastava S, Mugabo Y, Noh HL, Kim YR, Madiraju SR, Ferrante AW, Skolnik EY, Prentki M, Accili D. Metabolic inflexibility impairs insulin secretion and results in MODY-like diabetes in triple FoxO-deficient mice. Cell Metab. 2014 Oct 07; 20(4):593-602. PMID: 25264246.
    Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  9. Becalska AN, Kim YR, Belletier NG, Lerit DA, Sinsimer KS, Gavis ER. Aubergine is a component of a nanos mRNA localization complex. Dev Biol. 2011 Jan 01; 349(1):46-52. PMID: 20937269; PMCID: PMC2993811.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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