Dr. Junyong Kim
B.S., Seoul National University, 2013
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2018
Junyong was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea where he attended Seoul National University. During undergraduate period, he joined the lab of Professor David Yu-Kai Chen and researched on the total synthesis of dendrobine. Fascinated by natural product total synthesis, Junyong decided to move to southern California and conduct his doctoral research with Professor Neil Garg at UC Los Angeles. His doctoral research encompasses the total synthesis of tubingensin B and the development of nickel-catalyzed couplings of amide substrates. Upon completion of his doctoral studies, Junyong joined the MacMillan group as a postdoctoral researcher. In his free time, Junyong enjoys climbing, hiking, and exploring music scene.