Jinoh Kim, Ph.D.

Jinoh Kim, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Section of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street, Room 1421
Sacramento, CA 95817


Phone:  916-703-0451
Email: jiokim@ucdavis.edu   

Dr. Kim obtained his BS and MS from Seoul National University and then attended graduate school at the University of Connecticut in Biochemistry. He did postdoctoral research at the University of California-Berkeley. He was appointed as an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC Davis in 2014. Dr. Kim is a cell biologist with expertise in intracellular protein trafficking. He is studying genetic disorders and bacterial infectious disease which cause defective protein transport from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Using biochemical and cell biological approaches, Dr. Kim has focused on biogenesis of gamma–secretase, an important enzyme complex responsible for generation of toxic amyloid peptide. He discovered that some familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD)-linked presenilin 1 (PS1) mutant proteins cause aberrant export of gamma–secretase from the ER.  Dr. Kim’s laboratory is also studying how the secretory pathway controls development of the head and brain.


B.S., Zoology, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1990
M.S., Molecular Biology, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1992
Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Connecticut, 2000