Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1998.
Research scientist Daewoong Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Seoul, 1992—1994, senior research Republic of Korea, 1994—1999. Post-doctoral research Indiana University School Medicine, Indianapolis, 1999—2002. Assistant professor Sangju National University, Kyungsangbuk do Sangju si, since 2003.
Married Ransook Kim; children: Taeyeon, Myeongwon.