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Kicheol Kim, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    I am a biomedical scientist, with specialized expertise in human genetics. I currently work as a postdoctoral scholar in Baranzini Lab. at Department of Neurology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). My research seeks to characterize the genetic architecture and identify the genes associated with human diseases and phenotypes. I earned a Ph.D. in biological science, with a concentration in genetics, from Dankook University in South Korea.

    One of my current projects at UCSF is to characterize the genetic architecture of multiple sclerosis. Also, I’m working on transcriptome profiling of specific immune-related cell types from multiple sclerosis patients to characterize their gene activity and identify any correlations with clinical outcomes. The results from my current research may provide important insight about the specific genes and molecular mechanisms that regulate emergence of the disease, and enable future studies directed toward the development of novel and personalized therapeutic strategies to manage the disease.

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    1. Fitzgerald KC, Kim K, Smith MD, Aston SA, Fioravante N, Rothman AM, Krieger S, Cofield SS, Kimbrough DJ, Bhargava P, Saidha S, Whartenby KA, Green AJ, Mowry EM, Cutter GR, Lublin FD, Baranzini SE, De Jager PL, Calabresi PA. Early complement genes are associated with visual system degeneration in multiple sclerosis. Brain. 2019 Jul 09. PMID: 31289819.
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    2. A systems biology approach uncovers cell-specific gene regulatory effects of genetic associations in multiple sclerosis. Nat Commun. 2019 05 20; 10(1):2236. PMID: 31110181.
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    3. Niu J, Tsai HH, Hoi KK, Huang N, Yu G, Kim K, Baranzini SE, Xiao L, Chan JR, Fancy SPJ. Aberrant oligodendroglial-vascular interactions disrupt the blood-brain barrier, triggering CNS inflammation. Nat Neurosci. 2019 05; 22(5):709-718. PMID: 30988524.
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    4. Hwang IW, Kim K, Choi EJ, Jin HJ. Association of mitochondrial haplogroup F with physical performance in Korean population. Genomics Inform. 2019 Mar; 17(1):e11. PMID: 30929412.
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    5. Rankin KA, Mei F, Kim K, Shen YA, Mayoral SR, Desponts C, Lorrain DS, Green AJ, Baranzini SE, Chan JR, Bove R. Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators Enhance CNS Remyelination Independent of Estrogen Receptors. J Neurosci. 2019 Mar 20; 39(12):2184-2194. PMID: 30696729.
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    6. Hwang IW, Kim K, Kwon BN, Kim HJ, Han SH, Lee NR, Choi EJ, Cho HI, Jin HJ. Association of glutathione S-transferase M1 and T1 null/present polymorphism with physical performance in the Korean population. Genes Genomics. 2019 01; 41(1):71-78. PMID: 30203367.
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    7. Gafson AR, Kim K, Cencioni MT, van Hecke W, Nicholas R, Baranzini SE, Matthews PM. Mononuclear cell transcriptome changes associated with dimethyl fumarate in MS. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2018 Jul; 5(4):e470. PMID: 30283812.
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    8. Choi EJ, Park KW, Lee YH, Nam YH, Suren G, Ganbold U, Kim JA, Kim SY, Kim HM, Kim K, Kim W.Forensic and population genetic analyses of the GlobalFiler STR loci in the Mongolian population. Genes & Genomics. 2017; 39(4):423–431.
    9. Nothnagel M, Fan G, Guo F, He Y, Hou Y, Hu S, Huang J, Jiang X, Kim W, Kim K, Li C, Li H, Li L, Li S, Li Z, Liang W, Liu C, Lu D, Luo H, Nie S, Shi M, Sun H, Tang J, Wang L, Wang CC, Wang D, Wen SQ, Wu H, Wu W, Xing J, Yan J, Yan S, Yao H, Ye Y, Yun L, Zeng Z, Zha L, Zhang S, Zheng X, Willuweit S, Roewer L. Revisiting the male genetic landscape of China: a multi-center study of almost 38,000 Y-STR haplotypes. Hum Genet. 2017 05; 136(5):485-497. PMID: 28138773.
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    10. Park HC, Kim K, Nam Y, Park J, Lee J, Lee H, Kwon H, Jin H, Kim W, Kim W, Lim S. Population genetic study for 24 STR loci and Y indel (GlobalFiler™ PCR Amplification kit and PowerPlex® Fusion system) in 1000 Korean individuals. Leg Med (Tokyo). 2016 Jul; 21:53-7. PMID: 27497334.
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    11. Jin HJ, Hwang IW, Kim KC, Cho HI, Park TH, Shin YA, Lee HS, Hwang JH, Kim AR, Lee KH, Shin YE, Lee JY, Kim JA, Choi EJ, Kim BK, Sim HS, Kim MS, Kim W.Is there a relationship between PPARD T294C/PPARGC1A Gly482Ser variations and physical endurance performance in the Korean population?. Genes & Genomics. 2016; 38(4):389-395.
    12. Kim KC, Lee SG, Kim JA, Choi EJ, Kim W.The prevalence of an interrupted poly-C tract variant harboring mitochondrial DNA haplogroup B and its association with reduced susceptibility to type 2 diabetes in Korea. Genes & Genomics. 2015; 37(11):939-944.
    13. Hong SB, Kim KC, Kim W. Population and forensic genetic analyses of mitochondrial DNA control region variation from six major provinces in the Korean population. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2015 Jul; 17:99-103. PMID: 25900647.
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    14. Jin HJ, Kim KC, Kim W.Phylogenetic analysis of two haploid markers of 500-years-old human remains found in a central region of Korea. Genes & Genomics. 2015; 37(1):33-43.
    15. Hong SB, Kim KC, Kim W.Mitochondrial DNA haplogroups and homogeneity in the Korean population. Genes & Genomics. 2014; 36(5):583-590.
    16. Colonna V, Ayub Q, Chen Y, Pagani L, Luisi P, Pybus M, Garrison E, Xue Y, Tyler-Smith C, Abecasis GR, Auton A, Brooks LD, DePristo MA, Durbin RM, Handsaker RE, Kang HM, Marth GT, McVean GA. Human genomic regions with exceptionally high levels of population differentiation identified from 911 whole-genome sequences. Genome Biol. 2014 Jun 30; 15(6):R88. PMID: 24980144.
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    17. Delaneau O, Marchini J. Integrating sequence and array data to create an improved 1000 Genomes Project haplotype reference panel. Nat Commun. 2014 Jun 13; 5:3934. PMID: 25653097.
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    18. Jin HJ, Kim KC, Yoon CE, Kim W. Forensic and population genetic analyses of eighteen non-CODIS miniSTR loci in the Korean population. J Forensic Leg Med. 2013 Nov; 20(8):1093-7. PMID: 24237828.
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    19. Khurana E, Fu Y, Colonna V, Mu XJ, Kang HM, Lappalainen T, Sboner A, Lochovsky L, Chen J, Harmanci A, Das J, Abyzov A, Balasubramanian S, Beal K, Chakravarty D, Challis D, Chen Y, Clarke D, Clarke L, Cunningham F, Evani US, Flicek P, Fragoza R, Garrison E, Gibbs R, Gümüs ZH, Herrero J, Kitabayashi N, Kong Y, Lage K, Liluashvili V, Lipkin SM, MacArthur DG, Marth G, Muzny D, Pers TH, Ritchie GRS, Rosenfeld JA, Sisu C, Wei X, Wilson M, Xue Y, Yu F, Dermitzakis ET, Yu H, Rubin MA, Tyler-Smith C, Gerstein M. Integrative annotation of variants from 1092 humans: application to cancer genomics. Science. 2013 Oct 04; 342(6154):1235587. PMID: 24092746.
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    20. Hong SB, Kim SH, Kim KC, Park MH, Lee JY, Song JM, Han MS, Kim W. Korean population genetic data and concordance for the PowerPlex® ESX 17, AmpFlSTR Identifiler®, and PowerPlex® 16 systems. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2013 May; 7(3):e47-51. PMID: 23419781.
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    21. Abecasis GR, Auton A, Brooks LD, DePristo MA, Durbin RM, Handsaker RE, Kang HM, Marth GT, McVean GA. An integrated map of genetic variation from 1,092 human genomes. Nature. 2012 Nov 01; 491(7422):56-65. PMID: 23128226.
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    22. Kim KC, Cho HI, Kim W. MtDNA haplogroups and elite Korean athlete status. Int J Sports Med. 2012 Jan; 33(1):76-80. PMID: 22134884.
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    23. Kim W, Cho HI, Kim KC, So YH, Oh JG.Relationships between digit ratio (2D:4D), ACE gene polymorphism, and physical performance in the Korean population. Genes & Genomics. 2011; 33(4):407-412.
    24. Kim SH, Kim KC, Shin DJ, Jin HJ, Kwak KD, Han MS, Song JM, Kim W, Kim W. High frequencies of Y-chromosome haplogroup O2b-SRY465 lineages in Korea: a genetic perspective on the peopling of Korea. Investig Genet. 2011 Apr 04; 2(1):10. PMID: 21463511; PMCID: PMC3087676.
    25. Kim SH, Hong SB, Kwak KD, Lee EJ, Kim JJ, Kim KC, Jin HJ, Han MS, Kim W, Kim W. Forensic genetic data of 6 Y-STR loci: an expanded Korean population database. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2012 Jan; 6(1):e35-6. PMID: 21295534.
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    26. Jin HJ, Kim KC, Kim W. Genetic diversity of two haploid markers in the Udegey population from southeastern Siberia. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2010 Jun; 142(2):303-13. PMID: 19953529.
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    27. Kim W, Cho HI, Kim KC, Lee HS, So YH.Assessment of association of Estrogen Receptor-alpha gene polymorphism with physical activity and bone metabolism. Genes & Genomics. 2009; 31(5):333-340.