Dr. Jong Sung KimHuman Toxicologist
Dr. Jong Sung Kim is an IMPART associate member and a tenured Associate Professor and Director of Health and Environments Research Centre (HERC) in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University.
Dr. Kim obtained his PhD in Human Toxicology from the University of Iowa and completed his Masters of Environmental Toxicology at the University of Nebraska Center for Health and Environmental Toxicology. Nanotoxicology and human health risk assessment have been his primary academic and research. In recognition of his contributions to nanotoxicology research, he has served on the Technical Committee for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Working Group on Nanotechnology, and he received numerous international awards such as Best Paper Award of Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health from the American Public Health Association and the MB Research Award from the Society of Toxicology.
The primary objective of his research program is to better understand how emerging hazards and exposures (e.g., nanomaterials) lead to adverse health outcomes at various levels of biological organization (from cellular and molecular levels to populations) and how human body modify these responses to maintain homeostasis (host-defense).