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Dr. Byung-Eun Kim

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Animal & Avian Sciences 2151 AnSc/AgEn Building 8127 Regents Drive College Park, Maryland 20742-2311


  • To elucidate the molecules and the mechanisms required for copper homeostasis in cellular, organismal, and behavioral level
  • Identification of mechanisms for systemic copper signaling pathways
  • Identification of inter-organ signaling factor for cardiac copper deficiency
  • Investigation of the Ctr1 copper ion channel as a potential risk factor for cardiomyopathy
  • To understand molecular mechanisms of copper uptake and distribution in C. elegans
  • Identification of novel copper-regulated genes and systemic pathways in worms that have similar roles in mammals