So-Youn Kim

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Research Assistant Professor

So-Youn joined Woodruff Lab as a post-doctoral fellow in 2008. She earned her PhD from Yonsei University of Korea in 2005, working on the molecular function of SREBP-1c in glucose metabolism. Her interest in the oocyte death pathway against chemo- and radiation therapy has led her to work on oocyte-specific conditional knockout models to discover which molecules are key regulators for oocyte death. In addition, she’s exploring follicle activation using PI3K mouse model to learn the balance between activation and inhibition.