Jung Kim

Jung Kim

Associate Professor, Exercise Science

B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1995
M.A., Pepperdine University, 2000
Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 2006

Courses Taught
EXSC 221: Human Physiology
EXSC 328: Neuromuscular Adaptation
EXSC 331: Scientific Writing
EXSC 424: Molecular and Cellular Advances in Neuroplasticity
EXSC 428: Advanced Neuromuscular Adaptation
EXSC 430: Ethics in Sports

Research Interests
My research interests are focused on elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in regulating skeletal muscle phenotype under varying loads using rodents. Models for increased activity include compensatory hypertrophy and exercise via wheel running. We hope to include decreased activity models such as hindlimb unloading and aging in future studies. The lab is also identifying some of the mechanisms regulating muscle repair following cardiotoxin-induced injury. Some of the techniques used in our laboratory include immunohistochemistry, histochemistry, gel zymography, and RT-PCR.