Research in Dr. Kim’s lab is focused on understanding the biosynthesis of plant-based natural products and their regulation. In particular, we are interested in compounds beneficial for human health and plant growth or stress adaptation. Our research goal is to enhance stress tolerance and nutritional value in plants. We use a model system Arabidopsis, economically essential crops including tomato and maize, and medicinal plants including Scutellaria. If you are interested in joining the Biochemical Genetics Lab, contact us.