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September 16, 2002

Nacksung Kim, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology of Laboratory Medicine

(Philadelphia, PA) - Dr. Nacksung Kim has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kim joins the faculty advancing from the position of research fellow in the laboratory of Yongwon Choi, PhD, at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kim received a BS (1985), MS (1987), and PhD (1995) at the Seoul National University in South Korea. She worked at the University of Tennessee for two years before joining Dr. Choi's lab at Rockefeller University, prior to coming to Penn.

Dr. Kim is interested in the molecular analysis of interactions between osteoclast cells, which create new bone, and osteoblast cells, which reabsorb older bone.

Recently, her research has focused on finding what molecules are involved in creating new osteoclast cells from precursor cells. Her findings in osteoclast differentiation have been published recently in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

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