Sumin Kim

Sumin Kim is a Koch Institute Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow whose research focuses on 3D genome organization and gene regulation. In her doctoral research, she pioneered quantitative super-resolution imaging techniques to explore cellular mechanisms underlying DYT1 dystonia, a neurodevelopmental disease. In particular, she discovered a novel context of nuclear pore complex (NPC) biogenesis in developing neurons and elucidated the role of torsinA, whose loss of function causes DYT1 dystonia in coordinating NPC assembly and spatial organization. As a postdoc, Kim will use 3D Super-Resolution Live-Cell Imaging to study the dynamics of Polycomb-group proteins and their target genes, which are critical for gene repression and development.



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