BSC Faculty Member Receives $43K WV-INBRE Grant For Cancer-Related Research

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Dr. Young B. Kim, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Bluefield State College
Dr. Young B. Kim, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Bluefield State College

Dr. Young B. Kim, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Bluefield State College, has been selected to receive a $43,200 grant award from the Center for Natural Products Research (CNPR), a research program supported by the NIH West Virginia-Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE). 

His research will seek to create a bio-active natural product that can be used in cancer research.  This laboratory-created molecule is similar to a molecule found in nature.  Through the research conducted at BSC, his students and he will study how this synthesized molecule can interact with cancer cells to inhibit a cancer’s growth. 

“First, I am grateful for receiving this grant from WV-INBRE and happy for my students to continue their effort in BioMedical Research at BSC, Dr. Kim said.   “This grant will allow me to hire summer undergraduate research student/s to do research in summer of 2019.”

Additionally, INBRE undergraduate students in his research lab will gain valuable experience by presenting their findings at future research conferences and at the 2019 WV-INBRE Summer Research Symposium at Marshall University.