In-Jung Kim

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Neurobiology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and DevelopmentInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramNeurobiologyOphthalmology and Visual Science

Research Interests

Neuroscience; Development; Visual system; Neural circuits; Transgenic approaches; Direction selectivity more...


  • B.S., Pohang University of Science and Technology, 1993
  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2003

Selected Publications

  • De la Huerta I, Kim IJ, Voinescu PE and Sanes JR Direction-selective retinal ganglion cells arise from molecularly specified multipotential progenitors (2012) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 109(43):17663-17668. PMCID: PMC3491461
  • Zhang Y, Kim IJ, Sanes JR and Meister M. The most numerous ganglion cell type of the mouse retina is a selective feature detector (2012). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 109(36):E2391-2398. PMCID: PMC3437843
  • Kay JN*, De la Huerta I*, Kim IJ*, Zhang Y*, Yamagata M, Chu MW, Meister M and Sanes JR (2011). Retinal Ganglion Cells with Distinct Directional Preferences Differ in Molecular Identity, Structure, and Central Projections. J. Neurosci. 31 (21): 7753-7762, PMCID: PMC3108126 * co-first authors



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