Our Professional Team

 

Principal Investigator

Brian Kim

Brian Kim

Physician-Scientist | Neuroimmunologist | Dermatologist | Inventor | Entrepreneur

Dr. Kim received his B.S. in Chemistry with Honors from Haverford College in 2001 and his M.D. from the University of Washington School of Medicine 2007. He was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholar from 2004-2006 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Katz.[...]

Administrator

Pamela Gassner

Pamela Gassner has been an integral member of the Division of Dermatology for 18 years and is the administrator for all Kim Lab activities. She manages many aspects of the the program including federal grant submissions, budgeting, sponsored research agreements, scheduling, and conference organization.

Scientists

Our Team

Aaron Ver Heul, MD, PhD

Received MD/PhD from the University of Iowa and is currently studying neuroimmunologic mechanisms that underlie atopic disease.
Instructor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology.

Masato Tamari, MD, PhD

Dr. Tamari is a pediatric allergy and immunology specialist from Jikei University in Tokyo, Japan. He is studying not cytokines regulate neuronal responses in the skin and lung.

Anna Trier

Anna Trier

MD/PhD Student

Anna is a M.D./Ph.D. student in the MSTP program pursuing a Ph.D. in immunology. She is interested in understanding how the early mechanisms that drive itch in the setting of atopic dermatitis.

Lydia Zamidar

Lydia received her B.S. in Biology from Cornell University and aspires to go to graduate school. She is a superstar technician in the Kim Lab.

Asima Badic, RMA

Asima is a trained medical assistant and works as the primary administrator of the Kim Lab and is a clinical trial coordinator for all chronic itch clinical trials in the Center for the Study of Itch and Sensory Disorders.

Kim Lab Alumni

Nancy Bodet, RN

Nancy Bodet, RN

Research Nurse

Nancy is now residing in Wisconsin and is competing in CrossFit as a world-ranked competitor.

Madison Mack

Madison Mack

PhD Student

Madison Mack is now a scientist at Sanofi-Genzyme.

Landon Kyle Oetjen

Landon Kyle Oetjen

MD/PhD Student

Landon is currently applying for residency in neurology on the physician-scientist track.

Haixia “Joy” Niu

Haixia “Joy” Niu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Joy is now working as a postdoctoral fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Amy Xu

Amy Xu

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Fellow and MD/MA Student

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Fellow and MD/MA Student

Ting-Lin Yang, MD, PhD

Dr. Yang received her MD/PhD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is Instructor of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology. She is currently understanding the developmental pathways that regulate innate immune responses in skin inflammation.

Fang Wang MD, PhD

Fang Wang MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Wang is an attending physician at First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong, China. She is currently pursuing her PhD degree and studying innate immune mechanisms that underlie atopic dermatitis in both mice and humans.

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