Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Seok-Jo  Kim, PhD

Seok-Jo Kim, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Focus of Work


Exploring the role of mitochondrial DNA in alveolar epithelial aging and lung diseases. - the epigenetic regulation of Klotho in cigarette smoke extract-induced lung epithelial cell DNA damage and lung diseases (e.g. lung fibrosis, COPD..). - the role of SIRT3 in maintaining AT2 cell mtDNA by preserving mt-OGG1/ ACO-2 function important for limiting AEC mitophagy defects, apoptosis and lung fibrosis.


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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Dong-A University (2010)



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