Taeho Kim

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Office: 517-355-3984
Lab:  517-884-3984
IQ DIVISION – Synthetic Biology



Taeho Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, Michigan State University. Dr. Kim completed his Ph.D. in 2013 under Prof. Taeghwan Hyeon from Seoul National University, including 2 years of visiting research in Prof. Jeff Bulte’s lab at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. From 2014 to 2018, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego (advisor: Prof. Michael Sailor and Prof. Jesse Jokerst). His major achievements thus far include 6 patent applications and 25 publications (total number of citations: 3200, h-index: 16) in the fields of nanomaterials, nanomedicine, and molecular imaging.

The Kim Lab

Research in the Kim lab focuses on developing nanoscale inorganic materials as novel contrast agents and therapeutics for medical applications. We harness our expertise in solution phase synthesis of inorganic nanoparticle (metal, metal oxide, semiconductor) and subsequent particle engineering to create tools for targeted drug delivery, cell tracking, and molecular therapeutics in various disease states (cancer, stroke, bacterial infection). Our recent research lies in the development of nanoparticles for photoacoustic molecular imaging.

Specific projects:

  1. Nanoscale ultrasound contrast agents for targeting hypoxia in cancer therapy
  2. Activatable photoacoustic nanoprobes for detection and treatment of bacterial infection
  3. Theranostic nanoprobes for image-guided cell therapy in regenerative medicine and immunotherapy
  4. Catalytically active nanoparticles (nano-enzymes) for biomedical applications
  5. Porous nanoscale materials for targeted, controlled drug/gene delivery systems

 Featured publications

Kim T, Momin E, Choi J, Yuan K, Zaidi H, Kim J, Park M, Lee N, McMahon MT, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Bulte JW, Hyeon T, Gilad AA. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011;133(9):2955-2961.

Kim CK,+ Kim T,+ Choi IY, Soh M, Kim D, Kim YJ, Jang H, Yang HS, Kim JY, Park HK, Park SP, Park S, Yu T, Yoon BW, Lee SH, Hyeon T. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012;51(44):11039-11043 (+co-first authors).

Kim T, Braun GB, She ZG, Hussain S, Ruoslahti E, Sailor MJ. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2016;8(44):30449-30457.

Kim T, Lee N, Arifin DR, Shats I, Janowski M, Walczak P, Hyeon T, Bulte JWM. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017;27(3):1604213.

Kim T, Fu X, Warther D, Sailor MJ. ACS Nano. 2017;11(3):2773-2784.

Kim T, Lemaster JE, Chen F, Li J, Jokerst JV. ACS Nano. 2017;11(9):9022-9032.

Kim T, Zhang Q, Li J, Zhang L, Jokerst JV. ACS Nano. 2018;12(6):5615-5625.

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