As manager of institutional research, Kim comes to the Austen Riggs Center with substantial experience from her career as a medical research foundation executive and as a research neuroscientist. After receiving a PhD in Developmental Neurobiology from King’s College London, Kim held research positions at St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London, The Rockefeller University in New York and the biotech company Ontogeny (now Curis) in Cambridge, MA. Kim then transitioned to medical research foundation program administration, serving in positions including director of industry relations with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; chief scientific officer with the Children’s Tumor Foundation; and as a scientific program consultant to foundations including the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Kim has experience in the longitudinal process of analyzing and 'landscaping' areas of research to identify research roadblocks, strategic plan development and implementing and tracking success in new research programs spanning from discovery research to clinical trials. Kim is passionate about science writing, both for professional and public audiences, and has authored a number of publications including peer-reviewed research papers, consensus statements, conference proceedings, book chapters and science news columns.