Hyunjoong Kim is a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Mathematical Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, working with Yoichiro Mori. HK has broad interests in modeling biological systems for mathematical problems in stochastic processes, partial differential equations, and optimization.
Currently, HK is studying the following topics: (i) intercellular signaling via direct contact mediated by cellular protrusions; (ii) mitochondria fission and fusion in controlling cellular condition.
HK received Ph.D in Mathematics from the University of Utah, advised by Paul Bressloff. Before moving to Utah, HK earned a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics at Yonsei University under supervision of Jeehyun Lee and Hee-Dae Kwon, after attending the same university for his undergraduate studies.