Functional Genomics Laboratory
We are a diverse and vibrant group of individuals working to better the world. As we uncover new knowledge and develop new technologies, we always hope that our discoveries will play an important role in realizing new cures and treatments for human ailments. As we pursue these ideas and dreams, we also train and educate future scientists to do the same.
Functional Genomics Laboratory was established by Dr. Tae Hoon Kim at Yale University on November 20, 2006 to conduct experimental and computational research to understand the function of the human genome in health and diseases. On September 1, 2014, the laboratory relocated to the University of Texas at Dallas to expand its research and educational outreach and to increase its broader impacts to the society. Activities in the laboratory have been supported by grants from NIH and private foundations.
Dr. Tae Hoon Kim
Dr. Tae Hoon Kim is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to joining UT Dallas, Dr. Kim was an Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics at Yale University.
Dr. Kim received his B.A. from Reed College in 1994 and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2002 under the tutelage of Dr. Tom Maniatis. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Bing Ren at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. Dr. Kim is a recipient of Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Rita Allen Foundation Scholar Award, Sidney Kimmel Scholar Award, and Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust Fellowship (also known as Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Award). His laboratory combines cellular, molecular and biochemical methods with bioinformatics and functional genomics approaches to understand control mechanisms of genome expression. Dr. Kim is one of the pioneers in the development of chromatin immunoprecipitation related technologies for locating and analyzing transcription factors and histone modifications across the entire human genome.
These institutions and foundations have provided the essential financial support for the laboratory's pursuit of knowledge and training of future scientists and leaders.
To support our endeavors, please contact Dr. Tae Hoon Kim.