Tae-Hyung Kim, Ph.D.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. As a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Horowitz at North Carolina State University, I identified the transcription factor Sp2 as a novel oncogene by generating Sp2 overexpressing transgenic mice. Then I studied cancer cell metabolism focused on the role of ribosomal protein-MDM2-p53 pathway in the laboratory of Dr. Yanping Zhang at the Universtiy of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. As a postdoctoral researcher at UCLA mentored by Drs. Amy Rowat and Erica Sloan, I further expanded my research expertise into the field of cancer mechanobiology with the ultimate goal to develop an integrated understanding of cancer progression and mechanical cues of the tumor microenvironment.