KIM Hie Lim

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KIM Hie Lim

Assistant Professor
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  • PhD The Graduate Univ for Advanced Studies 2005
  • BSc Ewha Womans University 2003

Asst. Prof. Kim’s specialises in population genomic analyses, applied to genetic variations found within or between populations in order to infer the demographic history of the populations. During her PhD training in Japan, she was involved in the study of population genetics. After her graduation, she made her career as a postdoctoral researcher at Penn State University (USA). Her research interests include the genomic studies of higher organisms in light of evolutionary ecology and theory. Since she joined SCELSE, her interests have expanded to include the study of microbiomes and will include the investigation of the relationships between genetic variations of a host or its population and the microbiome in the host.

Research Interests: 
  • Population genetics mainly in the human history
  • Molecular evolution of genes related to human phenotypes
  • Genome structure and evolution


Selected Publications: 

Carpi, Giovanna; Kitchen, Andrew; Kim, Hie Lim; Ratan, Aakrosh; Drautz-Moses, Daniela I.; McGraw, John J.; Kazimirova, Maria; Rizzoli, Annapaola; Schuster, Stephan C. 2016. Mitogenomes reveal diversity of the European Lyme borreliosis vector Ixodes ricinus in Italy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Volume 101, Page 194-202.

Kim, Hie Lim. 2015. Population history before and after the transition from hunter-gatherer to agriculturist in Africa and Southeast Asia. Genes & Genetic Systems, Volume 90, Issue 6: Page 359-359

Kim HL., Ratan A., Perry GH., Montenegro A., Miller W., and Schuster SC. 2014. Khoisan hunter-gatherers have been the largest population throughout most of modern human demographic history, Nature Communications, 5:5692, 2014. 

Kim HL., Schuster SC. 2013. Poor man’s 1000 genome project: recent human population expansion confounds the detection of disease alleles in 7,098 complete mitochondrial genomes, Frontiers in Genetics, Vol. 4, Article 13. 

Gupta R., Ratan A., Rajesh C., Chen R., Kim HL., Burhans R., Miller W., Santhosh S., Davuluri RV., Butte AJ., et al. 2012. Sequencing and analysis of a South Asian-Indian personal genome, BMC Genomics, Vol. 13, 440. 

Miller W., Schuster SC., Welch AJ., Ratan A., Bedoya-Reina OC., Zhao F., Kim HL., Burhans RC., Drautz DI., Wittekindt NE., et al. 2012. Polar and brown bear genomes reveal ancient admixture and demographic footprints of past climate change, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., Vol 109. E2382-E2390. 

Kim HL., Iwase M., Igawa T., Nishioka T., Kaneko S., Katsura Y., Takahata N., and Satta Y. Genomic structure and evolution of multigene families: “Flowers” on the human genome. 2012. Int. J. Evol. Biol., Vol. 2012, 917678. 


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