Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Young L. Kim received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University. While a postdoctoral fellow in the Cancer Education and Career Development Program funded by the National Cancer Institute, he received his M.S. (Clinical Investigation) from Northwestern University. He also received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Cancer Research and Cancer Prevention Foundation.
Dr. Kim has been a manuscript reviewer for numerous journals, a review panelist for National Science Foundation research grant proposals, and an editorial board member for Open Optics Journal and Open Optics Reviews. He published more than 25 peer-reviewed articles during his graduate studies and postdoctoral training.
Dr. Kim's research interests are in understanding light propagation in biological tissue, developing advanced biophotonics techniques for the quantification of physiological conditions and diseases such as cancer, and further translating these techniques to clinical settings and epidemiological studies. In particular, he is developing novel tissue spectroscopy/imaging techniques for early cancer detection, for monitoring efficacy of chemotherapy, and for surgical resection guidance.