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Wolf delivers an exceptional public defense

February 4, 2024

So proud to see the intellectual and experimental growth of our newly minted Dr. Wolfgang Beckabir.  He’s back to clinical rotations and will soon be a “double doc”.

Holiday Party 2023!

December 3, 2023

Annual Lab Party with White Elephant!!!  Teammates, family, friends, and fun!

Best Poster

November 15, 2023

Michael wins best poster award at the Pharmacology Retreat.  Go Michael! 

Visit with former Kim Lab member Hyo Jin Lee in Seoul!

May 31, 2023

First time back to Korea in 25 years.  I was fortunate to be able to meet up with Dr. Hyo Jin Lee in Seoul!  Dr. Lee is now a Tenured Professor at Chungnam National University in Korea.  So proud of him and his accomplishments.

Kate wins Women in Urologic Oncology Best Poster Award

December 6, 2022

Kate won the Women in Urologic Oncology Best Poster Award at the Annual Society of Urology Oncology Meeting on her project studying intratumoral heterogeneity of small renal masses. Great to co-mentor her with Dr. Ray Tan!

Jeff and Wolf Publish UC-GENOME in Nature Communications

November 9, 2022

In collaborative work with 8 other institutions and Dr. Matt Milowsky, we have published a comprehensive molecular portrait of metastatic bladder tumors. We found that tumors of the Stroma-rich molecular subtype and those expressing the TP53 E285K mutation were enriched in primary tumors from patients with metastatic disease. Please have a read here!

We got the cover of Cell Reports Medicine!

May 24, 2022

We used a networks-based approach to identify DNA damage repair (DDR) genes not associated with TMB yet predictive of immune checkpoint response. The cover depicts a bipartite network of a subset of TCGA samples (blue pentagons, top) and DDR genes (circular nodes, bottom) colored according to DDR pathway membership. Edges link a sample to a … Read more

William Weir, MD, PhD publishes in Cell Reports Medicine and gets the COVER!

May 17, 2022

Congratulations to William for persevering and getting his work published in Cell Reports Medicine. It is a great read and was a wonderful collaboration between Peter Mucha (Mathematics, now at Dartmouth) and the Kim Lab.  If you are too lazy to read the paper, you can read our tutorial here. William will be doing … Read more

2021 Wellness Lab Lunch

November 17, 2021

It is Wellness Week at UNC School of Medicine.  We decided to get a bunch of BLT’s at Merritt’s Grill for our Lab Wellness Lunch!

Good Bye to Atsushi

November 17, 2020

We bid good luck (unfortunately over Zoom) to Atsushi as he returns to Japan. We are so proud of his accomplishment during his short stint in the Kim Lab!

Sean Bailey presents “Belonging” at The ArtsCenter

April 4, 2020

So, very, very proud of former graduate student from the Kim Lab, Sean Bailey, PhD who presented his photographic debut at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro! Belonging, A Photographic Exploration of the Social Disparities in the Biological Sciences Sean always had great hands in lab.  Now we know he also has a great eye.  Find out more … Read more

William successfully defends his thesis! Congrats Dr. Weir!

March 26, 2020

William Weir, MD/PhD student in the Kim Lab and co-mentored with Peter Mucha [Mathematics], successfully defends his thesis on network analysis and the TMB Paradox using Zoom.  Our first ever virtual defense!  Note the use of social distancing.  #socialdistancingsaveslives.

Tracy receives a NCI K08 award!

March 24, 2020

Continuing the string of good luck with grants, Tracy Rose gets her Notice of Award today for her K08 (physician-scientist) grant. Wow!!!

Andrew awarded an NIH F31 on his first try!

February 2, 2020

Andrew Truong, Pharmacology graduate student in the Kim Lab, received an NIH F31 grant on his first submission and received the Notice of Award today (see below)! This grant will fund Andrew’s research for the next 3 years.

Jim and Sara publish on LELC bladder

January 10, 2020

Wonderful collaborative effort between Jim and Sara to publish the RNA expression of LELC (lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the bladder).  Very proud of Jim, who did this work while doing double duty as our lab manager. To find out more click here

Billy attends Nobel Prize Ceremony

December 20, 2019

Billy was able to attend the Nobel Prize Ceremony (Stockholm Concert Hall) and Banquet (Stockholm City Hall) to honor his post-doc mentor, Dr. William G. Kaelin Jr. who shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology with Sir Peter Ratcliffe (Oxford) and Dr. Greg Semenza (Johns Hopkins). Drs. Kaelin, Ratcliffe, and Semenza shared the Prize … Read more

Billy gives talk at the Nobel Forum at the Karolinska Institute

December 7, 2019

In honor of Billy’s mentor’s (Dr. William Kaelin) Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology, Dr. Kaelin’s past and present trainees  along with leaders in the oxygen sensing field organized a day long symposium at the Karolinska Institute.

Aleisha graduates!

July 16, 2019

Aleisha successfully defends her Thesis. We wish her well as she pursues her dream of forensic science!

Jordan moves on

May 19, 2019

Jordan Kardos, now  PhD, moves on to bigger and better things after having learned all he can in the Kim lab. He will be missed for both his programming skills as well as his unique sense of humor.

Andrew wins Best Poster at the 2019 Pharmacology Retreat

March 26, 2019

Andrew Truong (PhD student, Pharmacology) wins the Best Poster Award at the 2019 Pharmacology Retreat.  Andrew’s poster entitled: Entinostat enhances anti-tumor immune responses in bladder cancer mouse models,  was judged by the Pharmacology Faculty based upon scientific content as well as his phenomenal presentation skills.

RESEARCHER PROFILE: Compassion and Curiosity

July 28, 2015

Dr. Kim is profiled by TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) as part of their “TCGA in Action” series. William Kim, M.D., is motivated by two things: compassion and curiosity. Dr. Kim has taken these dual motivations and created a career in which he cares directly for patients and spearheads research that may lead to improved … Read more

Dr. Kim receives the inaugural BCAN Innovation Award

July 8, 2014

Dr. William Kim has been awarded the 2014 Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award by the The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) to support the funding of his project “Immune Characterization of High-Grade Bladder Cancer.”