Byeang Hyean Kim

Byeang Hyean Kim

Byeang Hyean Kim
Director of Lab for Modified Nucleic Acid systems, Department of Chemistry
Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea


B. H. Kim was born in Busan, Korea. He got his undergraduate education at Seoul National University and obtained his M. S. degree from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1979. Then he joined the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology as a researcher until 1983. From 1980 to 1981, he had an opportunity to study at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) as a UNESCO fellow. In 1983, he was enrolled the University of Pittsburgh and earned his Ph.D. under the guidance of Professor Dennis P. Curran in 1987 and worked as a postdoctoral associate with Professor K. C. Nicolaou at the University of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1988. After a one year he returned to his home country to become an Assistant Professor of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). He was promoted to Associate Professor at POSTECH in 1993 and served as Head of the Department of Chemistry and is now Professor and Director of Lab for Modified Nucleic Acid systems.

Research Interest

Modified Nucleic Acid Sytems:
Modified shRNA for RNAi, Fluorescent Oligonucleotides for Probing DNA/RNA, Modified Nucleosides for Gels, Liposomes, and Drug Candidates