Woo Jae KIM

 Merging Science and Society via the Investigation of Sociality.



  • ​Postdoctoral fellow (Jan lab), 2008.08-2014.12
    • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, United States
    • Principal Investigator: Yuh Nung Jan
    • Study the social context dependent sexual behavior of male Drosophila melanogaster. Found and established newly identified male’s behavior called Longer-Mating-Duration (LMD). Males invest more time on their mating duration when previously exposed to rivals. Neural circuit mapping of LMD behavior using neuropeptides and receptors. Found and established newly identified male’s behavior called Shorter-Mating-Duration (SMD). Males invest less time on their mating duration when they have been sexually experienced. Neural circuit mapping of SMD behavior using neuropeptides and receptors. Setting up genetic tools to dissect minimal neural circuitry required for LMD and SMD.​

  • ​Ph.D. Molecular Virology (Division of Molecular and Life Sciences), 2008
    • Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Republic of Korea
    • Research Advisor:  Dr. Sung Key Jang
    • Thesis Title: “Studies on the relationship between inflammatory response and translational control”

  • ​M.S. Molecular Virology (Division of Molecular and Life Sciences), 2002
    • Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Republic of Korea
    • Research Advisor:  Dr. Sung Key Jang
    • Thesis Title: “Studies on the interaction between eIF4GI and TRAF2”

  • B.S. Biology (Department of Biological Sciences), 2000
    • Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    • Academic Advisor:  Dr. Junho Lee

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