Jae-Sung Kim, PhD

Professor, Surgery and Cell Biology & Physiology

We investigate the mechanisms of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) with a focus on mitochondria and autophagy. We also seek to develop new therapeutic strategies to reduce hepatic injury after liver resection and transplant of fatty livers. Our study models include mice, rats, and human livers. Our study has potentials to 1) develop therapeutic strategies to reduce fatty liver disease and 2) expand donor liver pool. Currently, fatty donor livers are discarded without transplant.

Research keywords: liver; mitochondria; autophagy

Basic information

Mentoring statement:I am enthusiastically supporting the career development of postdocs.
Some former postdocs’ career outcomes:I have trained more than 20 postdocs. Many of them are currently working in commercial sectors, academia, and government (NIH and FDA).

Postdoc openings within the next year

Number of postdoc positions:1
Postdoc eligibility:U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
Current Visa-Holding Trainees in the U.S.
International Trainees Outside the U.S.