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Jiyeon Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor of Urology and Cellular & Molecular Physiology

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Jiyeon Kim, PhD

Lab Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    310 Cedar St., BML

    New Haven, Connecticut 06519

    United States



Dr. Kim is a basic research scientist in the Department of Urology with a joint appointment in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology. She received her PhD from the Department of Molecular Cancer Biology at Duke University under the supervision of Dr. Sally Kornbluth, and her postdoctoral training from Dr. Ralph DeBerardinis at UT-Southwestern Medical Center. Before coming to Yale, she was The Kim lab is focused on understanding how metabolic alterations elicit dependencies and liabilities in certain signaling pathways and how we can target the pathway as cancer’s Achilles' heel. 

The lab has been actively applying metabolic flux analysis to panels of cancer cell lines with various mutations to understand the full breadth of metabolic diversity in cancer. These studies are complemented by in vivo analyses of cancer metabolism in mice, and by translational efforts designed to understand and exploit the metabolic idiosyncrasies of tumor cells.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral fellow
    UT-Southwestern Medical Center (2018)
  • PhD
    Duke University, Molecular Cancer Biology (2012)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Innovation AwardAmerican Lung Association2022
Research Scholar GrantAmerican Cancer Society2022
V Scholar AwardV Foundation 2020
K22 Transition Career Development Award National Cancer Institute 2019
Cancer Discovery AwardAmerican Lung Association2019

Departments & Organizations