Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

The Kitai Kim Lab

Research

Pictured: Kitai Kim
Kitai Kim, PhD

The Kim lab is interested in the role that epigenetic regulation plays in pluripotency and cancer. Specifically, we are using comparative methylome studies to assess genome-wide patterns of methylation in cells derived from various tissue types and donors, including pluripotent stem cells generated via multiple methodologies. The goal of these studies is to identify the mechanisms that regulate DNA methylation and to define their contribution to the cell’s ability to self-renew, differentiate, and function normally.

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The Kitai Kim Lab

Publications

Biological significance of suppression of oxidative phosphorylation in pluripotent stem cell reprogramming. Zhang C, Skamagki M, Ananthanarayanan A, Zhao R, Li H, Kim K*. Cell Reports. 2017 Nov; 21(8):2058-2065.

Elevated p53 Activities Restrict Differentiation Potential of MicroRNA-Deficient Pluripotent Stem Cells. Liu Z, Ross CA, Khodadadi-Jamayran A, Skamagki M, Rocha ELD, Zhang W, Kong D, Chang CW, Feng J, Townes TM, Li H, Kim K*, and Zhao R. Kim K and Zhao R share co-senior-authorship. Stem Cell Reports. 2017 Nov 14;9:1-14.

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People

Pictured: Kitai Kim

Kitai Kim, PhD

  • Stem cell biologist Kitai Kim studies epigenetic regulation of DNA methylation in stem cells and cancer.
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin
kimk@mskcc.org
Email Address
646-888-3578
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Members

Tzu-Pei Chang
Tzu-Pei Chang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Lam Dang
Lam Dang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Emy  Deryce
Emy Deryce

Administrative Assistant

Yildirim Dogan
Yildirim Dogan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Soonjoung  Kim
Soonjoung Kim

Postdoctoral Fellow

Maria Skamagki
Maria Skamagki

Postdoctoral Fellow

Julia  Baur  Vinagolu
Julia Baur Vinagolu

Undergraduate Student

Joye Wang
Joye Wang

Research Technician

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Open Positions

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Primary Research Areas Stem cell biology Epigenetics Microcell-mediated chromosome transfer (MMCT) We encourage talented, enthusiastic students and fellows to apply, regardless of previous research experience.

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