Dr Kim received her M.S. degree at SungKyunKwan University in South Korea, where she studied the role of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase complex under the mentoring of Prof. Sunghoon Kim. Then, she moved to USA for her next step and obtained PhD degree from Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Rutgers University in 2009. During this period, she discovered the novel mechanism of neurodegeneration under the guidance of Prof. Patrizia Casaccia, and her work was featured in several leading journals because of its new perspectives in the field. In 2010, she joined Prof. Charles J. Weitz lab in Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School for her postdoctoral training. Her work about the regulatory mechanism of circadian clocks was also highlighted. In September 2015, she joined the Department of Biomedical Sciences at City University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor.