B.A. Seoul National University
Ph.D. Emory University
I received a M.S. (Chemistry) from Seoul National University and worked at KIST in Korea. I returned to school for a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Emory University. After completion of my Ph.D., I joined the Chaikof lab. My research focuses on biomolecular engineering based on elastin-mimetic protein polymers and single-chain antibody (scFv) for targeted protein micelle and bioimaging application.
Publications related to my research interests:
- D. Topcic, W. Kim, J. K. Holien, F. Jia, G. Krippner, C. A. Haller, A. Straub, H. Domeij, C. E. Hagemeyer, M. W. Parker, E. L. Chaikof, P. Karlheinz, “The design of an activation-specific platelet inhibitor that can be turned on/off at medically employed hypothermia“ 2010 (manuscript submitted to Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB)).
- W. Kim, E. L. Chaikof, “Recombinant elastin-mimetic biomaterials: Emerging applications in medicine” Adv. Drug Delivery Rev. 2010, 62 (15), 1468-1478.
- W. Kim, J. Thévenot, E. Ibarboure, S. Lecommandoux, E. L. Chaikof, “Self-Assembly of Thermally Responsive Amphiphilic Diblock Copolypeptides Into Spherical Micellar Nanoparticles.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49 (25), 4257-4260.