Insil Kim, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Neurology

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: Pitt Lab


Insil’s research interests concern the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying bioenergetics and catabolic pathways in human diseases. She is interested in understanding energetic homeostasis, mitochondrial function, and autophagy during pathogenesis. Previously, she studied mechanisms of mitochondrial turnover by autophagy (mitophagy) and its function in mitochondrial diseases and related to neuropathic pain. Currently, her focus is to understand the relationship among mitochondria, autophagy, and neuronal degeneration in multiple sclerosis.

Education & Training

PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007)

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