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LIM Mi Hee, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Bioinorganic Strategies to Study Multiple Facets in Alzheimer’s Disease


Mi Hee Lim is a KAIST Endowed Chair Professor and the Director of the Center for MetalloNeuroProteinoChemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). She received her BS in Chemistry from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, in 1999 and her MSc in 2001 under the direction of Professor Wonwoo Nam. In 2002, she moved to MIT where she obtained her PhD under the supervision of Professor Stephen J. Lippard. She then pursued her postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Professor Jacqueline K. Barton at Caltech. In 2008, she began her independent career as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Research Assistant Professor in the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. In 2013, Mi Hee moved to the Ulsan National University of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, Korea, as an Associate Professor with tenure. In 2018, Mi Hee joined the Department of Chemistry at KAIST, Daejeon, Korea. Her research interests lie in bioinorganic chemistry, especially focusing on identifying how metal-involved biological networks are linked to dementia, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and establishing new directions for developing chemical reagents as tools, diagnostics, and therapeutics for such diseases. Mi Hee is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and has received numerous awards, including the RIGKAU-ACCC Award (ACCC), the AsBIC James Hoeschele Award, the SBIC Early Career Award, the Year Award for Women in Science and Technology, the S-Oil Next-Generation Scientist Award, the NSF CAREER Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. Mi Hee is a Specialty Chief Editor, Front. Chem. Biol., an Associate Editor in Dalton Trans., and an Editorial Advisory Board Member in Acc. Chem. Res.,Chem, ACS Cent. Sci., Chem. Sci., Chem. Commun., ACS Applied Bio Mat.,JIB,JBIC, and Metallomics.