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Chen Award Recipient 2017

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Chen Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Human Genetic and Genomic Research (2017)

Narry Kim, South Korea
Seoul National University 

Narry Kim is Director of the Institute for Basic Science and a Professor at Seoul National University.  Her lab studies RNA-mediated gene regulation using stem cells, early embryos, and neuronal cells as model systems.

Kim received her BA and MS degrees in microbiology from Seoul National University and her DPhil in biochemistry from Oxford University.  She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in Gideon Dreyfuss’ lab before returning to Seoul National University as a faculty member.  

Kim is on the editorial board of a number of journals and has helped to organize many meetings on RNA biology.  Her research and contributions to the life sciences community have been recognized with numerous awards including the Women in Science Award from L’Oreal-UNESCO (2008) and the Ho-Am Prize in medicine (2009). In 2014, Kim was elected to the Korean Academy of Science and Technology and the National Academy of Sciences USA.  

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