Professor Mikyung Kim's research and teaching focus on life science policy, including intellectual property and biotechnology law. Her writing on these subjects has appeared in both medical and legal journals, and she is currently working on a textbook entitled Biotechnology Law: A Case Study Approach to Commercialization Issues.
Professor Kim holds an M.D. (1987) and Ph.D. in medical sciences (1994) from Seoul National University. She began her career as a resident at the SNU Hospital, and later practiced medicine and conducted research as an attending pathologist and Associate Professor at the Samsung Seoul Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University.
In 2005, Professor Kim received a J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law, where she concentrated on intellectual property and health care law and served as an extern to the Honorable Marsha Pechman, U.S. District Judge, in Seattle. From 2005 to 2007, she was a fellow in the Center for Law and Biosciences at the Stanford Law School, and a consulting professor at Stanford Medical School.
Prior to joining the SNU College of Medicine in 2011, Professor Kim served as an Associate Professor in the graduate schools of Innovation & Technology Management and Medical Science & Engineering at KAIST.