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Faculty Appointment
(title, department)
Senior Researcher, Department of Cancer Biomedical Science
Area of Expertise
Nutritional Epidemiology
Contact no
Work Experience
Senior Researcher, NCCGCSP Research and Development Business Foundation, 2021 – Current.
Educational Background
Ph.D. Cancer Biomedical Science, National Cancer Center Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy, 2021.
MS. Nutritional Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017.
MS. Food Science and Nutrition, Je-ju National University, 2011.
BS. Food Science and Nutrition, Je-ju National University, 2009.
Research Interests
Dr. Kim has a variety of working experience from genetic knockout mouse and cell biology to human research. She has conducted research in nutritional epidemiology to investigate the associations among diet, genetics, biomarker, and chronic disease. She is interested in identification of gene-diet interaction for cancer etiology.
Publications (First author)

1. Kim J, Lee J, Oh JH, Chang HJ, Sohn DK, Shin A, Kim J, “Interactive effect of the empirical lifestyle index for insulin resistance with the common genetic susceptibility locus rs2423279 for colorectal cancer”, Br J Nutr. 2022 (in press)

2. Kim J, Lee J, Oh JH, Sohn DK, Shin A, Kim J, Chang HJ, “Dietary methyl donor nutrients, DNA mismatch repair polymorphisms, and risk of colorectal cancer based on microsatellite instability status”, Eur J Nutr. 2022 (in press)

3. Kim J, Kim H, Lee J, Choi IJ, Kim YI, Kim J, “Antioxidant-rich diet, GSTP1 rs1871042 polymorphism, and gastric cancer risk in a hospital-based case-control study”, Front Oncol. 2021 Jan 29;10:596355

4. Kim J, Lee J, Oh JH, Chang HJ, Sohn DK, Shin A, Kim J, “Plasma Inflammatory Biomarkers and Modifiable Lifestyle Factors Associated with Colorectal Cancer Risk”, Clin Nutr. 2020 Sep;39(9):2778-2785

5. Kim J, Lee J, Oh JH, Chang HJ, Sohn DK, Shin A, Kim J, “Circulating Interleukin-6 Level, Dietary Antioxidant Capacity, and Risk of Colorectal Cancer”, Antioxidants (Basel). 2019 Nov 28;8(12)

6. Kim J, Lee J, Oh JH, Chang HJ, Sohn DK, Shin A, Kim J, “Associations among Dietary Seaweed Intake, c-MYC rs6983267 Polymorphism, and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in a Korean Population: A Case-control Study”, Eur J Nutr. 2020 Aug; 59(5):1963-1974

7. Kim J, Lee J, Oh JH, Chang HJ, Sohn DK, Kwon O, Shin A, Kim J., “Dietary Lutein Plus Zeaxanthin Intake and DICER1 rs3742330 A > G Polymorphism Relative to Colorectal Cancer Risk”, Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 4;9(1):3406

8. Kim J, Lei Y, Guo J, Kim SE, Wlodarczyk BJ, Cabrera RM, Lin YL, Nilsson TK, Zhang T, Ren A, Wang L, Yuan Z, Zheng YF, Wang HY, Finnell RH. “Formate rescues neural tube defects caused by mutations in Slc25a32”, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2018 May 1;115(18):4690-4695

9. Kim J, Joo HG, “Immunostimulatory Effects of β-glucan Purified from Paenibacillus polymyxa JB115 on Mouse Splenocytes”, Korean J Physiol Pharmacol. 2012 Aug;16(4):225-30

National Research Grants

1. Machine Learning Approaches to Personalize Dietary Patterns with Marker Genes based on Cell Metabolism for Common Cancer Types (National Research Foundation of Korea Grant, Jun 2021 - May 2024)

2. Associations among Methyl Donor Nutrients, Common Polymorphisms in DNA Mismatch Repair Genes, and Colorectal Cancer Risk in a Korean Population (National Research Foundation of Korea-2019-Global Ph.D. Fellowship Program, Mar 2019 - Feb 2021)