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.