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Kwangho Kim, PhD

Director of Molecular Design and Synthesis Center
Research Associate Professor of Chemistry

Kwangho Kim earned PhD in organic chemistry under the direction of Professor Fumie Sato at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He was involved in the development of novel synthetic methodologies and synthesis of biologically active compounds. In particular he developed novel chiral building blocks to construct a number of multifunctional chiral acyclic and cyclic compounds by using organotitanium reagents, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2001. For his research and education, received the Japanese Government Monbusho Scholarship and Sasagawa Scientific Research Grant from the Japan Science Society.

From 2001-2004, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Professor Gary A. Sulikowski at Texas A&M University in college station, where he contributed to the total synthesis of hibarimicin B and congeners of a protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor. In 2006, he joined the chemical synthesis core.