Jee In Kim
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Dalgubeol-Daero, Dalseo-Gu,Korea
Since 2014 I have worked in academic institution as an Assistant professor at Keimyung University, School of Medicine, Department of Molecular Medicine, Daegu, Republic of Korea. I have specialized in vascular smooth muscle contraction as a mechanism of hypertension during Ph.D. course at Pharmacology department of Kyungpook National University School of Medicine in Korea. I continued my research on smooth muscle physiology at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical School, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Philadelphia, United States of America as a postdoctoral research associate.
My research interest involves understanding mechanisms of pathogenesis of hypertension focusing on vascular smooth muscle contraction and water retention. I have studied on obesity-induced hypertension, epigenetic regulation relating obesity and renal pathophysiology. I am also interested in the role of primary cilia in renal pathophysiology and hypertension. I am also working on the mechanism of deciliation affecting on renal pathophysiology