David J. Fulton, PhD.

Il-man Kim, PhD.

Associate Professor

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


Contact Info

Phone: (706) 721-9414
Fax: (706) 721-9799
Email: ilkim@augusta.edu
Office: CB-3717
Lab: CB-3716

Education and Training

Post Doctoral Training
Duke University Medical Center,
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine.

University of Illinois at Chicago. Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, 2001-2006

Graduate School of Biotechnology, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
Molecular Biology,

Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea,
B.Eng. Food Science & Technology.

Recent/Past Trainees

Kyoung-mi Park - Research Assistant (2012-2015)

Qiuping Hu  -  Research Associate (2014-2015)

Yongchao Wang, M.S.  - Research Associate (2012-2014) - Molecular mechanisms by which β-arrestin regulates microRNA biogenesis

Yaoping Tang, M.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2014) - In vivo functional characterization of β-arrestin-mediated microRNA regulatory network

Akwesi Poteh - Summer Medical Student Intership (2013)

Angela Chiang  - Summer Medical Student Intership (2013)

Siva Krothapalli  - Chief Internal Medicine Residency (2012-2013)

Corey Neal, PhD. -  Postdoctoral Fellow (2012) - Biased signaling mechanisms of seven transmembrane receptor in cancer

Joseph Vinson - Summer Medical Student Intership (2012)

Honors and Awards

Shih-Chun Wang Young Investigator Award, American Physiological Society, 2016

Predoctoral Fellowship (Role: Sponsor/Mentor. PI: Teoh), American Heart Association, 2016-2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Role: Sponsor/Mentor. PI: Broskova), American Heart Association, 2016-2017

A finalist for the Outstanding Early Career Award, American Heart Association Basic Cardiovascular Science Scientific Sessions, 2014

The Young Investigator Award, Southern Translational Education and Research (STAR) Conference, 2014R01 Grant, NIH-NHLBI, 2014-2019

A finalist for the Outstanding Early Career Award, American Heart Association Basic Cardiovascular Science Scientific Sessions, Las Vegas, NV, July, 2014

Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association, 2014-2017

Grant-in-Aid, American Heart Association, 2012-2014

A finalist for Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL, 2009

Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association. 2008-2010

Institutional Service

Graduate Education Committee, Vascular Biology Center (2016-present)

PhD Comprehensive Qualifying Exam Committee, Vascular Biology Center (2015-present)

Ad Hoc Member of MD/PhD Admission Committee, University System of Georgia MD/PhD Program (2014-present)

Member of IACUC Subcommittee, Augusta University (2014-present)

Member of Annual Graduate Research Day Poster Judge, College of Graduate Studies, Augusta University (2013-present)

Member of Postdoctoral Review Committee, Vascular Biology Center, Augusta University (2012-present)

Other Service

National Service

Abstract Grader, American Heart Association (AHA), Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) Conference (2015-present)

Member of the Early Career Committee, AHA-BCVS (2014-present)

Grant Review

Ad Hoc Grant Review Committee, Innovative Medical Research, University of Münster, Germany (2015)

Member of Cardiac Biology Regulation-Basic 3 Study Section, American Heart Association (2013-present)

Ad Hoc Member of Myocardial Ischemia and Metabolism (MIM) Study Section, National Institutes of Health (2014, June)

Ad Hoc Member of Molecular and Integrative Signal Transduction (MIST) Study Section, National Institutes of Health (2014, February)

Ad Hoc Member of Population & Systems Medicine Board, Medical Research Council, UK (2012 & 2014)


VRI Cell Signaling (2014-present)
Onco Reviews (2014-present)
Cardiology and Angiology (2013-present)

Editorial Board

Frontiers in Oncology (2014-present)
Heart Health (2013-present)
Cardiovascular Pharmacology (2012-present)

Journal Reviewer

Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry (2016-present)
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders (2016-present)
AJP-Cell Physiology (2016-present)
BMC Systems Biology (2016-present)
Experimental Biology and Medicine (2016-present)
Journal of American Heart Association (2015-present)
Journal of Clinical Investigation (2015-present)
BMC Genomics (2015-present)
PLoS ONE (2015-present)
European Journal of Clinical Investigation (2015-present)
Reproductive Sciences (2015-present)
Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine (2015-present)
Translational Research (2015-present)
Heart and Vessels (2015-present)
Pathology-Research and Practice (2014-present)
Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer (2014-present)
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2014-present)
AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology (2014-present)
Circulation Research (2014-present)
Journal of Translational Medicine (2014-present)
Tumor Biology (2014-present)
BioMed Research International (2014-present)
Journal of Translational Medicine (2014-present)
Circulation Research (2014-present)
AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology (2014-present)
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2014-present)
Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer (2014-present)

Scholarship Review

Member of Bi-Annual Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarship Committee, Augusta Korean Methodist Church (2013-2014)



 Information updated as of September 1, 2016