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Sup Kim SeungAssociate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Year Joined RCNJ: 2008

Contact Information


  • B.S., Ajou University, South Korea
  • M.S., Western Illinois University
  • Ph.D., Kansas State University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientist, New York University School of Medicine

Courses Offered:

  • Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II
  • Biochemistry I and II
  • Advanced Biochemistry

Teaching Interest:

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology

Research Interest:

  • Structural and Functional Studies of Macromolecular Complexes: Protein-Protein, Protein-DNA and Multi-Complexes
  • Probiotics

Recent Publications:

  • Burke V, Williams C, Sukumaran M, Kim S.-S., Li H, Wang XH, Gorny MK, Zolla-Pazner S, Kong XP., Structural basis of the cross-reactivity of genetically related human anti-HIV-1 mAbs: implications for design of V3-based immunogens. Structure. 2009 Nov 11;17(11):1538-46.
  • Georgescu RE, Yurieva O, Kim SS, Kuriyan J, Kong XP, O’Donnell M. Structure of a small-molecule inhibitor of a DNA polymerase sliding clamp. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Aug 12;105(32):11116-21.
  • Georgescu R., Kim S.-S., Yurieva O., Kuriyan J., Kong X. P., and O’Donnell M., Structure of a Sliding Clamp on DNA. Cell. 2008 Jan; 132: 43-54.
  • Laptenko O.*, Kim S.-S.*, Lee J. K., Starodubtseva M., Cava F., Berenguer J., Borukhov S., Kong X. P., pH-Dependent Conformational switch activates the inhibitor of transcription elongation. The EMBO Journal. 2006 Apr; 25: 2131-2141. (* co-first author with Laptenko O.)
  • Kim S.-S.*, Zhang R.G.*, Braunstein S.E., Joachimiak A., Cvekl A., Hegde R.S. Structure of the retinal determination protein Dachshund reveals a DNA-binding motif. Structure. 2002 Jun; 10: 787-795. (* co-first author with Zhang R.G.)
  • Kim S.-S., Tam JK, Wang AF, Hegde RS. The structural basis of DNA target discrimination by Papillomavirus E2 proteins; Crystal Structures of the E2 DNA-binding domain from Human Papillomavirus type 18 and its complexes with high and low affinity DNA binding-site. J. Biol. Chem. 2000 Oct 6; 275(40): 31245-31254.
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