Seoul 2007

Seoul, Korea 2007

Jisook Kim

Associate Professor
Office: Grote 311
Department of Chemistry
  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Phone: 423-425-5101



 Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Engineering and Toxicology, MIT, Boston.
 Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
 Ph.D., Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.
 M.S., Chemistry, Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
 B.S.,  Chemistry, Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea.

Teaching Philosophy

From "How Children Succeed" written by Paul Tough: The psychological traits for successful kids include an inclination to persist at a boring and often unrewarding task, the ability to delay gratification, the tendency to follow through on a plan. These traits turn out to be valuable in college, in the workplace, and in life generally.

Classes Taught

 CHEM 3010 & 3010L: Organic Chemistry 1 Lecture and Lab
 CHEM 3020L: Organic Chemistry 2 Lab
 CHEM 3820: Chemical Literature
 CHEM 4510: Biochemistry
 CHEM 4830: Chemistry Seminar
 CHEM 467: Proteins and Nucleic Acids (Currently CHEM4530)
 CHEM 4995: Departmental Thesis
 CHEM 4997: Departmental Research        

 Research Interests

My research area is multidisciplinary encompassing biochemistry, organic synthesis, chemical biology, toxicology, medicinal chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, and bioanalytical chemistry. The primary interests are summarized as follows:
  • Design and development of nucleic acid binding dyes.
  • Investigate the interactions of various environmental toxins with proteins and/or nucleic acids.
  • Design and development of biologically active small molecules exhibiting anticancer or antiviral activity whether organic- or inorganic-based molecules.
  • Development of inactivators for targetting bovine plasma amine oxidases.

 Other Information:

 Conan O'Brien's Commencement Address to Darthmouth College Graduates
 Protein Data Bank
 NCBI PubMed link Useful Biochemistry Animation Link
 Protein Factory
 Autumn in Korea