Prof. YoungSoo Kim - Yonsei University

김영수 교수 (연세대학교 약학과)


Associate Professor (’17 - Current)

Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

Graduate Program of Industrial Pharmaceutical Sciences

Graduate Program of Integrative Biotechnology and Translational Medicine

Integrated Science and Engineering Division, Underwood International College

Yonsei University

85 Songdogwahak-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Veritas Hall D411

Incheon 21983, South Korea

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Phone: +82-32-749-4523 (Office)

Phone: +82-32-749-4526 (Lab Admin)

Fax: +82-32-749-4105

Google Scholar


The Scripps Research Institute (’06)

Ph.D. in Chemistry

Advisor: Prof. K. D. Janda

Research Topic: Alzheimer’s Disease, Cancer Therapy and Anti-Warfare Agents

New York University (’01)

B.A. in Biochemistry

Advisor: Prof. Young-Tae Chang (currently at POSTECH, Korea)

Research Topic: Combinatorial Chemistry and Molecular Evolution


Principal Investigator (’06 - ’17)

Brain Science Institute

Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)

Associate Professor (’11 - ’17)

Department of Biological Chemistry

Korea University of Science and Technology (UST)


Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member at Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group (’15 - Current)

Academic Editor at PLOS ONE (’18 - Current)

Editorial Board Member at Dementia and Neurocognitive Disorders (’18 - Current)

Associate Editor at BMC Neurology (’20 Current)

Advisory Board Member (’17 - Current)

Amyloid Solution

Trustee of Director (’18 - Current)

Korean Society for Neurodegenerative Disease (KSND)

Member of Academic Council (’18 - Current)

Korean Dementia Association


International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART)

Korean Chemical Society (KCS)

The Pharmaceutical Society of Korea (PSK)

Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology (KSMCB)

Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (KSBMB)

Korean Dementia Association

Korean Society for Neurodegenerative Disease (KSND)

International Taurine Society


UBC4002-01 Chemical Biology (UIC)

UBC4004-01 Neurodegenerative Disorders (UIC)

UBC3002-01 Lab on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (UIC)

PHM7750-01 Advanced Chemical Biology (Graduate Course)

PHM6610-01 Scientific Writing (Graduate Course)

PHM4130-01 Pharmaceutical Industry and Pharmacy Administration Externship (Pharmacy)

PHM4300-01 Pharmacy Externship in Selected Areas (Pharmacy)


Minister’s Commendation Award, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Korea,2019

Top 5 Achievements (Bioconvergence), BRIC, Korea, 2019

POSCO Science Fellowship, POSCO TJ Foundation, Korea, 2019

Outstanding Teaching Award, Seoul National University College of Engineering, Korea, 2018

Outstanding Teaching Award, Yonsei University, Korea, 2018

Minister’s Award, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea, 2017

Faculty of the Year Award, KIST, Korea, 2017

Top Research Achievements in 2016, NST, Korea, 2016

Top 10 Science News in 2016 by KOFST, Korea, 2016

Top 5 Achievements (Applied Biological Science), BRIC, Korea, 2016

Excellence in Teaching Award, UST, Korea, 2016

Faculty of the Month Award, KIST, Korea, 2016

KIST Young Fellowship, KIST, Korea, 2016

Faculty of the Month Award, KIST, Korea, 2015

Excellence in Teaching Award, UST, Korea, 2015

Excellence in Teaching Award, UST, Korea, 2015

Travel Fellowship, Alzheimer’s Association, USA, 2008

Program for Excellence in Science, AAAS, USA, 2006 – 2007

Graduate Scholarship, KUSCO-KSEA, USA, 2006

Travel Fellowship, Alzheimer’s Association, USA, 2004

Dean’s Honor List, New York University, USA, 2004

85 Songdogwahak-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Veritas Hall D411, Incheon 21983, South Korea (Office: +82-32-749-4523, Lab: +82-32-749-4526)

College of Pharmacy , Yonsei University