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Young-Mo Kim

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K8-98
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Young-Mo Kim is an analytical chemist who explores various metabolites from complex environmental samples. He got his Ph.D. degree in environmental analytical chemistry at the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea. Then, he joined Dick Smith Group in PNNL and spent his post-doctoral training period for metabolomics research under the mentorship of Drs. Thomas Metz and Qibin Zhang. He has been using separation technologies such as gas chromatography and liquid chromatography, coupled with various types of mass spectrometers to accurately measure small organic molecules (e.g. metabolites). He is actively working on several projects funded by DOE, NIH and EMSL which require successful measurements of global metabolome changes in given biological/environmental systems. Generation of high-throughput metabolomics data and following validations are his priorities in those projects. In addition, he is participating in a project for the development of new metabolomics platform, ion mobility spectrometry in conjunction with mass spectrometry (IMS-MS) for better separation and detection of metabolites.

Research Interests

  • Metabolomics / Lipidomics
  • Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Microbiology

Education and Credentials

  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Post-Doctoral, Metabolomics, 2012
  • POSTECH, PhD, Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 2009
  • Sungkyunkwan University, BS, Genetic Engineering, 2000

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Metabolomics Society

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