Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.

Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 609
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

Patient Care Bio

Cell migration is central to many biological and pathological processes, including embryogenesis, tissue repair and regeneration as well as cancer and the inflammatory response. Inflammatory recruitment of leukocytes is critical in initiation and progression of a wide range of diseases. Cell surface adhesion molecule, integrin is a critical component in the effective trafficking of leukocytes.

Awards & Honors (National)

Dolph O. Adams Award | Society for Leukocyte Biology 2016
American Heart Association, Scientist Developmental Grant 2005
DDW Poster of Distinction 2001
DDW Poster of Distinction 2000
American Digestive Health Foundation Student Abstract Award 2000
Digestive Disease Week (DDW) Poster of Distinction 1999

Awards & Honors (Local)

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Trainee Academic Mentoring Award 2015
Brown University Seed Fund Award (Co-investigator) 2007
Rhode Island Foundation, Medical Research Grant 2005
Honor student of 1992 by Korea University 1992

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Pharmacology and Physiology (SMD)


PhD | Pharmacology | Ohio State University2001
BS | Genetic Engineering | Korea-Korea University1993

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Center for Blood Research, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2004