Welcome to the website of the Kim laboratory. We do research in the broad field of computational biology, focusing on systems biology, and functional and comparative genomics. We are specifically interested in complex cellular networks, the biophysics of protein interactions and the different forms of genetic variation. These are very fast moving fields -- the current pace of discovery is truly breathtaking. It is hard to imagine a more exciting time to work in these areas. In the near future, the disciplines of genetics and biophysics, which may seem very far apart, will move closer together; especially integrative approaches to understanding cellular systems will be very powerful. We have pioneered integrative approaches combining structural and systems knowledge (see Kim et al. Science 2006), as well as methodologies from genetics and network biology (see Kim et al. PNAS 2007) and strongly believe that these kinds of approaches will prove even more fruitful in the future. We are now applying these approaches in translational science and are actively developing inhibitory compounds as candidate therapeutics for cancer. Check out our research page for more details.

We are located in the new interdisplinary research centre, the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, a terrific environment for collaborative research (see Nature). We are affiliated with the following departments and programs:

Terrence Donnelly CCBR
Banting and Best Department of Medical Research
Department of Molecular Genetics,
Department of Computer Science,
Collaborative Program for Genome Biology and Bioinformatics
all within the
University of Toronto

Open positions:

We have positions available for postdoctoral researchers, graduate students as well as undergraduate and summer students. Refer to the positions page for more information.

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