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Dr. Jeongim Kim

Assistant Professor

Mailing Address:
Fifield Hall
2550 Hull Road
PO Box 110690
Gainesville, Florida 32611

Office: 1111 Fifield Hall
Phone: (352) 273-4779
Website: Biochemical Genetics Lab

  • Areas of Research
    • Plant secondary metabolism and hormones.
    • Metabolic engineering and Plant genetic modification using CRISPR.
  • Teaching Responsibilities
    • PCB5530-Plant Molecular Biology and Genomics.

    • HOS3513C-Breeding and Production of Medicinal Plants and Herbs.

    • PCB7922-Journal Colloquium.

  • Educational Background
    • Ph.D - Purdue University (Department of Horticulture Sciences and Landscape Architecture)

Selected Publications

Authors Year Title / Description Publication
Shin, D.G, Perez, V.C.G, Dickinson, G.K. g, Zhao, H. G, Dai, R.&, Tomiczek B.g, Askey, B.C.U, Cho, K.H. &, Zhu, N., Koh, J., Grenning, A., and Kim, J  2023 Altered methionin metabolism impacts phenylpropanoid production and plant development in Arabidopsis thaliana.

 The Plant Journal.  

Shahkoomahally, S., Shin, DG., Habibi, F. Kim, J.,  and Sarkhosh A.  2023 Profiling phenolic compounds in juice and peel of fourteen pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) varieties grown in Florida, USA.

Food Chemistry Advance

Belisle, C.E.g, Sargent S.A., Sandoya, G. V., Brecht, J.F., Dai, R. &, Askey, B U., Lei, Z., Lin, MG., and Kim, J. 2023 Melatonin reduces pink rib discoloration in wounded lettuce midribs without affecting PAL and PPO activities, or chlorogenic acid concentration.  Postharvest Biology and Technology submitted
Li, Y. g, Zhu, W., Xiang, Q., Kim, J , Dufresne, C., Liu, Y., Li, T., and Chen, S. 2023 Creation of a plant metabolite spectral library for untargeted and targeted metabolomics.  International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Perez, V.C. G, Zhao, H.G., Lin, MG., and Kim, J 2023 Occurrence, Function, and Biosynthesis of the Natural Auxin Phenylacetic Acid (PAA) in Plants. Plants doi:org/10.3390/plants12020266
Perez, V.CG., Dai, R&., Tomiczek, B. g, Mendoza , J., Wolf, E.S.A. g, Grenning, A., Vermerris, W., Block, A.K., and Kim, J  2022 Metabolic link between auxin production and specialized metabolites in Sorghum bicolor.  Journal of Experimental Botany doi:org/10.1093/jxb/erac421

Chang, L-Yg., Sargent, S.A., Kim, J.,  and Brecht, J.K.. 

2022 Delaying ripening using 1-MCP reveals chilling injury symptom development at the putative chilling threshold temperature for mature green banana. Frontiers in Plant Science doi:10.3389/fpls.2022.966789.

Askey, B.C.U., Liu, D., Rubin, G.M., Kunik A.R., Song, Y.H&., Ding, Y., and Kim, J.

2021 Metabolite profiling reveals organ-specific flavone accumulation in Scutellaria and identifies a scutellarin isomer isoscutellarein 8-O-β-glucuronopyranoside. Plant Direct.
Perez, V.CG., Dai, R&., Block, A.K., and Kim, J 2021 Metabolite analysis of Arabidopsis CYP79A2 overexpression lines reveals turnover of benzyl glucosinolate and an additive effect of different aldoximes on phenylpropanoid repression. Plant Signaling & Behavior.
Perez, V.CG., Dai, R&., Bai BP., Tomiczek Bg., Askey, B.CU., Zhang, Yp., Rubin, G.Mg., Ding, Y., Grenning, A., Block, A.K., and Kim, J 2021 Aldoximes are precursors of auxins in Arabidopsis and maize. New Phytologist.
Kim, J.I., Hidalgo-Shrestha, C., Bonawitz, N.D., Franke, R.B., and Chapple, C. 2021 Spatio-temporal control of phenylpropanoid biosynthesis by inducible completmentation of a cinnamate 4-hydroyxlase mutant. Journal of Experimental Botany 72(8) 3061-3073
Zhang, D.&, Song, Y.H.&, Dai, R.&, Lee, T.G., and Kim, J 2020 Aldoxime metabolism is linked to phenylpropanoid production in Camelina sativa. Frontiers in Plant Science 11:17  doi:10.3389/fpls.2020.00017.
Kim, J.I., Zhang, X., Pascuzzi, P.E., Liu, C.-J. and Chapple, C. 2020 Glucosinolate and phenylpropanoid biosynthesis are linked by proteasome-dependent degradation of PAL. New Phytologist, 225(1), 154-168
Askey, B.C.U, Dai, R.&, Lee, W.S., and Kim, J. 2019 A noninvasive, machine learning based method for monitoring anthocyanin accumulation in plants using digital color imaging. Applications in Plant Sciences 7(11):e11301
Yang, H., Zhang, X., Luo, H., Liu, B., Shiga, T.M., Li, X., Kim, JI et al. 2019 Overcoming cellulose recalcitrance in woody biomass for the lignin-first biorefinery. Biotechnology for Biofuels, doi:10.1186/s13068-019-1503-y
Mao, X., Kim, J.I., Wheeler, M.T., Heintzelman A.K., Weake, V.M., and Chapple, C. 2019 Mutation of Mediator subunit CDK8 counteracts the stunted growth and salicylic acid hyperaccumulation phenotypes of an Arabidopsis MED5 mutant. New Phytologist doi:10.1111/nph.15741
Zhao, Y., Gao, J., Kim, J.I., Chen, K., Bressan, R.A., and Zhu, J-K   2017 Control of plant water use by ABA induction of senescence and dormancy: An overlooked lesson from evolution.  Plant and Cell Physiology 58:1319-1327 
Lee, S., Mo, H., Kim, J.I., Cusumano, J.C., and Chapple, C.   2017 Genetic engineering of Arabidopsis to overproduce disinapoyl esters, potential lignin modification molecules. Biotechnology for Biofuels doi:10.1186/s13068-017-0725-0 
Liu, J., Kim, J.I., Cusumano, J.C., Chapple, C., Venugopalan, N., Fischetti, R.F., and Makowski, L.   2016 The impact of alterations in the lignin biosynthetic pathway on molecular architecture of the plant cell wall. Biotechnology for Biofuels doi:10.1186/s13068-016-0540-z 
Kim, T.H., Kim, J.I., Chapple, C., and Kim, Y.   2016 Nonspectroscopic imaging for quantitative chlorophyll sensing. Journal of Biomedical Optics doi:10.1117/1.JBO.21.1.016008 
Li, Y., Kim, J.I., Pysh, L., and Chapple, C.   2015 Four isoforms of Arabidopsis thaliana 4-coumarate: CoA ligase (4CL) have overlapping yet distinct roles in phenylpropanoid metabolism.   Plant Physiology doi:10.1104/pp.15.00838 
Kim, J.I., Dolan, W., Anderson, N., and Chapple, C.   2015 Indole glucosinolate biosynthesis limits phenylpropanoid accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana.   The Plant Cell, 27,1529-1549  
Cha, J., Kim, W., Kang, S.B., Kim, J.I., Baek, D., Jung, I.J., Kim, M.R., Li, N., Sabir, J., Park, H.C., Lee, S.Y., Bohnert, H.J., Bressan, R.A., and Yun, D.   2015 A novel thiol-reductase activity of Arabidopsis YUC6 confers drought tolerance independently of auxin biosynthesis.  Nature Communications doi:10.1038/ncomms9041  
Liu, B., Wang, P., Kim, J.I., Zhang, D., Xia, Y., Chapple, C., and Cheng, J-X.   2015 Vibrational fingerprint mapping reveals spatial distribution of functional groups of lignin in plant cell wall.  Analytical Chemistry 87:9436-9442  
Kim, J.I., Ciesielski, P., Donohoe, B.S., Chapple, C. and Li, X.  2014 Chemically-induced conditional rescue of the ref8 mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana reveals rapid restoration of growth and selective turnover of secondary metabolite pools. Plant Physiology 164:584-595
Bonawitz, N.D., Kim, J.I., Tobimatsu, Y., Ciesielski, P., Anderson, N.A., Ximenses, E., Maeda, J., Ralph, J., Donohoe, B., Ladisch, M., and Chapple, C. 2014 Disruption of Mediator rescues the stunted growth of a lignin-deficient Arabidopsis mutant. Nature 509:376-380
Kim, J.I., Baek, D., Chun, H., Oh, D., Lee, M.K., Bohnert, H., Lee, S.Y., Bressan, R.A., Lee, S.W., and Yun, D. 2013 Overexpression of Arabidopsis YUCCA6 in potato results in high-auxin developmental phenotypes and enhanced resistance to water deficit stress. Molecular Plant 6:337-349
Tobimatsu, Y., Wagner, A., Donaldson, L., Mitra, P., Niculaes, C., Dima, O., Kim, J.I., Anderson, N., Loque, D., Boerjan, W., Chapple, C. and Ralph, J. 2013 Visualization of Plant Cell Wall Lignification Using Fluorescence-tagged Monolignols Plant Journal 76:357-366
Liu, J., Inouye, H., Venugopalan, N., Fischetti, R.F., Gleber, S.C., Vogt, S., Cusumano, J.C., Kim, J.I., Chapple, C. and Makowski, L.  2013 Tissue specific specialization of the nanoscale architecture of Arabidopsis. Journal of Structural Biology 184:103-114  
Kim, J.I., Murphy, A.S., Baek, D., Lee, S.Y., Yun, D., Bressan, R.A. and Narasimhan, M.L.   2011 YUCCA6 over-expression demonstrates auxin function in delaying of leaf senescence in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany 62:3981-3992  
Kim, J.I., Sharkhuu, A., Jin, J.B., Li, P., Jeong, J.C., Baek, D., Lee, S.Y., Blakeslee, J.J., Murphy, S.S., Bohnert, H.J., Hasegawa, P.M., Yun, D., Bressan, R.A.   2007 yucca6, a Dominant mutation in Arabidopsis, affects auxin accumulation and auxin-related phenotypes.   Plant Physiology 145:722-735