William Y. Kim

Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Genetics, Clinical Research, Urologic Oncology Program, Cancer Genetics Program

William Y. Kim

M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Genetics
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Genetics
Clinical Research
Urologic Oncology Program
Cancer Genetics Program

450 West Dr. Rm 22-003
Chapel Hill
NC
919-966-9696 (appointments) 919-966-4765 (academic)

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Area of interest

The Kim Lab is focused on understanding the genetic and epigenetic events involved in the initiation and progression of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and bladder cancer.  Through NextGeneration sequencing of primary human tumors and the use of genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs), as well as in vitro systems, our goal is to identify the critical genomic and epigenetic changes that are drivers of RCC and bladder cancer.  Our ultimate goal is to elucidate the functional consequences of these genomic events in order to pinpoint novel, high impact therapeutic targets for therapy.

Awards and Honors

  • 2014             Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) Innovation Award
  • 2014             ASCI, elected member
  • 2012             AACR, Kure It, Grant for Kidney Cancer Research
  • 2010             University Cancer Research Fund, Innovation Award
  • 2010             DOD Prostate Cancer, Physician Research Training Award
  • 2009             Damon Runyon,  Clinical Investigator Award
  • 2008             Joan’s Legacy Lung Cancer Foundation Award
  • 2008             DOD Prostate Cancer New Investigator Award
  • 2003             Harvard Medical School Scholars in Medicine Award
  • 2002             ASCO Young Investigator Award
  • 1992             White Prize, for study in Economics, Wesleyan University
  • 1991             Howard Hughes Research Fellow, Wesleyan University

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