Dr. Kyoungtae Kim


College of Natural and Applied Sciences

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
College of Natural and Applied Sciences
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • Post-Doc, 2005, Washington University - St. Louis
  • PhD, Cell and Molecular Genetics, 2001, Florida State University 


  • BIO 101 Biology in Your World
  • BIO320 Introduction to Cell Biology
  • BIO 499 Independent Research
  • BIO 597/697 Inner Cell Traffic
  • BIO 597/697 Cancer Cell Motility
  • BIO597/697 Biotech/Micro Colloquium

Professional experience

  • Member of editorial board, “international journal of research studies in bioscience (IJRSB)”
  • Editorial Board Member, “Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research”
  • Editorial Board Member, “Journal of Molecular Signaling Update”
  • Member, American Society for Cell Biology
  • Member, the Missouri Brach of American Society for Microbiology

Research and professional interests

Our research focuses on diverse cellular processes, including endocytic pathway, intracellular trafficking of proteins and membranes, membrane organization, nanomaterial traffic, and nanomaterial-mediated global gene expression pattern changes.

Other interests

  • Watching movies
  • Traveling
  • Lawn care

Awards and honors

  • Faculty Excellence in Research Award, College of Applied and Natural Science, 2017
  • Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education, 2017
  • Nominated as a faculty who has made an impact on Christopher Heye’s life, 2017
  • Nominated as a faculty who has made a significant impact on Hannah Ingram’s life, 2016
  • Governor’s Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Natural Applied Science, 2016
  • Outstanding Graduate Mentor nominee, 2016
  • Foundation Award for Teaching, 2016
  • Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, 2015
  • Student Award for Faculty Excellence, College of Natural Sciences, 2014
  • Missouri State Outstanding Graduate Mentor Nominee, 2014
  • Peer-selected CNAS Faculty Excellence Nominee, 2014
  • Special Recognition for Exampling the Missouri State Experience through Student Engagement, Missouri State University, 2013
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Natural Applied Science, 2012
  • Outstanding Member of the Faculty of Missouri State by Theta Chi Fraternity, 2008

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