Taeho Kim focuses on developing nanoscale inorganic materials as novel contrast agents and therapeutics for medical applications. He has harnessed his expertise in solution phase synthesis of inorganic nanoparticle (metal, metal oxide, semiconductor) and subsequent particle engineering to create tools for targeted drug delivery, cell tracking, and molecular therapeutics in various disease states (cancer, stroke, bacterial infection). His recent research lies in the development of nanoparticles for photoacoustic molecular imaging.
He completed his Ph.D. in 2013 under Prof. Taeghwan Hyeon from Seoul National University, including 2 years of visiting research in Prof. Jeff Bulte’s lab at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. From 2014 to 2018, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at University of California, San Diego (advisor: Prof. Michael Sailor and Prof. Jesse Jokerst). Thereafter, he joined to Michigan State University as a faculty member.