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Jiyoung Kim (PhD), Reseach Professor


Jiyoung Kim (PhD) is a research professor at Center for Food and Bioconvergence, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. She has completed her B.S. (2000) from Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Ph.D. (2004) from University of Georgia, GA, USA and post-doctoral study (2006) from University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA. She has studied in multidisciplinary fields such as physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, neuroscience, and food science. She pursues on precision nutrient physiology & pharmacology brain research for the healthy life of human being. Her current research is mainly focused on sulforaphane to prevent neurological diseases and working to launch randomized controlled trials for its precision dietary intervention. She is also investigating on Ca2+-permeable TRPV1 pain receptors (capsaicin receptors) in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. 

Facing the current global pandemic of COVID-19, she is working to fuse research and industry on personalized immune diet that can protect people from viral infections.

Research Goal

1) Personalized immune diet interventions against viral infection.

- Data-driven research on personalized immune agricultural products and food ingredients.

2) Precision dietary interventions for brain health.

- Integration of big-databases of plant-derived bioactive nutrients for neurological disease prevention, which will be later used for machine learning and artificial intelligence.

- Working to launch randomized controlled trials for brain food.


Current Research

- Personalized immune agricultural products and food ingredients prediction AI architect.

- Sulforaphane, a major component derived from cruciferous plants such as broccoli, to prevent neurological diseases including dementia and autism spectrum disorder.

- Ca2+-permeable TRPV1 pain receptors (capsaicin receptors) in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease.



Curriculum Vitae

Metrics (Google Scholar)

(updated 01-01-2021)


Citations 2428

H-index Citations 25

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