Doctor of philosophy, head of the Department of molecular immunology. Head of the Department of molecular immunology. Conducted research related to pathogens and vaccines. Interested in elucidating the protective immune mechanisms against pathogens and adjuvants that enhance the immune responses of T cells. In addition to working as a principal investigator on various research projects, Dr. Kim led a strategic study to establish and manage A reference laboratory for clinical evaluation of vaccines funded by the Korean Ministry of food and drug safety. It is also involved in the development of a mers-Cov vaccine evaluation system.