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Jeong-Su Kim

Associate Professor
Dr. Jeong-Su Kim
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432 Sandels Building
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(850) 645-5000
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Contact Information

(850) 644-4795

General Information

Prior to joining to the faculty at The Florida State University in 2007, Dr. Kim received his B.S. degree in Physical Education from Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. Following his B.S. degree, Dr. Kim moved his family to the United States to continue his studies in Exercise Physiology. He obtained his M.S. from the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State University and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 2002. He continued his research by completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine, Muscle Research Laboratory, VAMC/Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Birmingham, AL. Dr. Kim spent an additional two years at UAB as a research associate in the same laboratory and has been involved with an NIH funded project examining the effects of training and detraining on older adults. He was also involved with a Department of Veteran’s Affairs project examining the causes and factors related to sarcopenia. Dr. Kim’s primary research interests focus on the study of sarcopenia (i.e., age-related atrophy of skeletal muscle) and other neuromuscular changes related to aging, exercise, and physical function. His emphasis for future research projects includes the age-related and exercise (load)-induced cellular and molecular adaptations in human skeletal muscle, and the prevention of physical disability and maintenance of independence through physical activity by designing/optimizing proper exercise interventions for healthy or “at risk” older adults.

Education

Postdoc. Physiology & Biophysics, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D. Exercise Science (Exercise Physiology), The Ohio State University
M.S. Exercise Science (Exercise Physiology), Ball State University
B.S. Physical Education, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea

Grants

Zhang, Chuck (PI), B.H. Arjmandi, P. Eason, J-S. Kim (Co-PI), R. Liang, M. Ormsbee, L.B. Panton, A. Schonning, and B. Wang. Highly-Individualized, High-Performance Prostheses with Multifunctional Materials New Florida 2010 Clustering Award, 01.2011-01.2012.
Ormsbee, M.J. (PI), J-S. Kim (Co-PI) and L.B. Panton, and B.H. Arjmandi. The impact of a combination of green tea extract, caffeine, conjugated linoleic acid and branched chain amino acids on body composition and abdominal fat in overweight men and women. International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2011-2012.
Kim, J-S. (PI) and Sang-Rok Lee. Skeletal Muscle Research: High Fat Diet-induced Obesity and Anti-Inflammatory Supplements. SaeKwang Inc., South Korea. 1.2011-12.2013.
Figueroa, A., J-S. Kim (Co-PI) and M.J. Ormsbee. The effect of low-intensity resistance exercise and diet on arterial function in overweight/obese postmenopausal women. Nutrisystem Inc. 12.2010-12.2011.
Park, B-S. and J-S. Kim (PI). National Research Foundation of Korea, Post-doctoral Fellowship & Research Fund (B00014), 08.2010-07.2011.
Kim, J-S. (PI), S-R. Lee, and M.J. Ormsbee. Anti-Sarcopenic Effects of CLA/n-3 in Resting or Loaded Muscles during High Fat Diet. Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CLA and n-3 Supplement Supply, 2011.
Kim, J-S. (PI). Efficacy of ß-hydroxy ß-methylbutyrate (HMB) on Attenuating Loss of Lean Body Mass and Functionality under Catabolic Conditions. The Florida State University, Council on Research and Creativity, COFRS award 2009-2010. 5.10.2010-8.6.2012.
Kim, J-S. (PI). Research Enhancement Fund, Korea Express Inc., South Korea. 1.2010-12.2012.
Kim, J-S. (PI) and S.C. Grant. Advances in Characterization of Sarcopenic Skeletal Muscles using Most Current MR Imaging and Spectroscopy Techniques. Planning Grant Award, Florida State University, Council on Research and Creativity. 04.2008-03.2009.
Arjmandi, B. (PI), C. Levenson, Kim, J-S. (Co-PI) and S.C. Grant. Studies on Aging and Associated Disorders Utilizing Nutrition, Exercise and Magnetic Resonance. MultiDisciplinary Support, Florida State University, Council on Research and Creativity. 02.01.2008-01.31.2009.
Panton, L. (PI), J-S. Kim (Co-PI) and B. Arjmandi. The Effects of Resistance Training and Ambulation on Abdominal Fat and Associated Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in African American Women. Planning Grant Award Florida State University, Council on Research and Creativity. 04.2008-03.2009.
Kim, J-S. (PI). Effects of Feeding 3 or 6 Grams of â-Hydroxy-â-Methylbutyrate (HMB) on Indicators of Muscle Tissue Degradation, Damage, and Performance in the Elderly. First Year Assistant Professor Award, Florida State University, Council on Research and Creativity, 05.2008-08.2008
Kim, J-S. (PI) and S.C. Grant. Studies on Sarcopenia in an Animal Model. Research Initiation Award, Florida State University, College of Human Sciences, 12.2007-05.2008
Panton, L. (PI) and J-S. Kim (Co-PI). The effects of class IV laser therapy on Fibromyalgia impact and functional in women with Fibromyalgia. Laser Company grant, 06.2008-07.2009
Panton, L. (PI) and J-S. Kim (Co-PI). Comparison of Two Knee Braces on Walking, Balance, and Comfort in Patients with Degenerative Knee Disease. JRI Development Group, 02.2009 – 02.2010
Kim, J-S. (PI) and L. Panton (Co-PI). Effects of â-Hydroxy-â-Methylbutyrate (HMB) Administration on Muscle Regenerative Capacity in Aged Fisher344 Rats. Metabolic Technologies Inc., Ames, Iowa. â-Hydroxy-â-Methylbutyrate (HMB) Supply. 04.2009-03.2010
Ugrinowitsch, C., and J-S. Kim (mentor). Brazilian Government Post-doctoral Fellowship Funding, 08.2008-07.2009
Kim, J-S. (PI) and L. Panton (Co-PI). Effects of Feeding 3 or 6 Grams of â-Hydroxy-â-Methylbutyrate (HMB) on Indicators of Muscle Tissue Degradation, Damage, and Performance in the Elderly. Metabolic Technologies Inc., Ames, Iowa. â-Hydroxy-â-Methylbutyrate (HMB) and Placebo Capsule Supply, 06.2007-12.2008
Kim, J-S. (PI). New Faculty Start-Up Fund, Florida State University, College of Human Sciences. 12.2006-12.2009
Park, Y-M. and J-S. Kim (mentor). The Graduate Teaching Award, FSU College of Human Sciences: Tuition waver plus $6,300/year. Feb 2008.
Henning, P.C. and J-S. Kim (mentor). NFES Departmental Graduate Assistantship (Dean’s Award), FSU College of Human Sciences: Tuition waver plus $15,000/year (funded). July 2008.
Leonard, K. and J-S. Kim (mentor). Detection of Sarcopenia using the Most Current Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology and Its Relationship to Grip Strength and Balance in Aged Rats. Bess H. Ward Honors Thesis Grant, Florida State University, Office of Undergraduate Studies. 12.2008-05.2009
Leonard, K. and J-S. Kim (mentor). Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award, Florida State University, College of Human Sciences. 2.2008-05.2009
Leonard, K. and J-S. Kim (mentor). Martin Luther King Jr Book stipend Award: FSU, March 2009.
Mendez, D. and J-S. Kim (mentor). Effects of Feeding 3 or 6 Grams of â-Hydroxy â-Methylbutyrate (HMB) on Indicators of Muscle Tissue Degradation, Damage, and Performance in the Elderly. Bess H. Ward Honors Thesis Grant, Florida State University, Office of Undergraduate Studies. 12.2007-05.2008
Mendez, D. and J-S. Kim (mentor). Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award. Florida State University, College of Human Sciences. 02.2007-05.2008
Mendez, D. and J-S. Kim (mentor). Undergraduate Travel Award. Florida State University, College of Human Sciences. 02.2007-05.2008
Mendez, D. and J-S. Kim (mentor). Martin Luther King Jr Book stipend Award: FSU, March 2007.
Bamman, M.M. (PI). Maximizing Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy to Combat Sarcopenia in Older Adults. NIA 2R01 AG017896-06A1. Role: Research Associate. 04.01.2007-03.31.2012
Bamman, M.M. (PI). Muscle Plasticity with Resistance Training and Detraining in Older Adults. NIA (R01) AG17896-02. Role: Postdoc and Research Associate. 09.01.2001-03.31.2007
Bamman, M.M. (PI). Etiology, Timecourse, and Functional Sequelae of Age-Associated Sarcopenia. Merit Research Award by VA Medical Research Service. Role: Postdoc and Research Associate. 01.01.2004-09.30.2007
Kim, J-S. (PI). The 2004-2005 Career Enhancement Award (with Travel Fund) by UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, August 2004.
Kim, J-S. (PI). The 2004 Career Enhancement Award (with Travel Fund) by UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, February 2004.
Hinchcliff, K.W. and J-S. Kim (Co-PI). Effects of Exercise Training on Ultrastructural Muscle Damage and Muscle Oxidative Capacity in Old Horses Equine Research Fund. The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 2001-2003

Research Interests

  • Study of muscle wasting (e.g., sarcopenia and cancer cachexia) and other neuromuscular adaptations related to aging, exercise, diet, and physical function

Research Summary

Emphasis for Dr. Kim’s future research projects include the age-related and exercise (load)-induced cellular and molecular adaptations in human skeletal muscle, and the prevention of physical disability and maintenance of independence through physical activity along with adequate dietary supplements. Dr. Kim and his colleagues have recently demonstrated that older adults exhibit blunted cellular and molecular responses of myofiber hypertrophy to 16 weeks of a resistance training program when compared to the young. Based on these promising findings, he is currently working on a grant proposal (NIH) and conducting pilot studies to investigate whether the supplementation of essential amino acids (EAA) will reverse the age-related attenuations of load-mediated cellular and molecular responses.

Selected Publications

Wilson, J.M., J.P. Loenneke, E. Jo, G.J. Wilson, M.C. Zourdos, and J-S. Kim. The Effects of Endurance, Strength, and Power Training on Muscle Fiber Type Shifting. J. Strength Condit. Res., Sep 2011. [Accepted]

Khamoui, A.V. and J-S. Kim. Candidate Mechanisms underlying Effects of Contractile Activity on Muscle Morphology and Energetics in Cancer Cachexia. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2011 Aug 31. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2011.01287.x. [Epub ahead of print].

Henning, P.C., B-S. Park, and J-S. Kim. Physiological Decrements during Sustained Military Operational Stress. Mil Med. 176(9):991-7, 2011.

Hornbuckle, L.M., P-Y. Liu, J.Z. Ilich, J-S. Kim, B.H. Arjmandi, and L.B. Panton. Effects of Resistance Training and Walking on CVD Risk in African-American Women. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:21778912.

Simonavice, E., P-Y. Liu, J.Z. Ilich-Ernst, J-S. Kim, and L.B. Panton. Body Composition, Muscular Strength, and Physical Function in Breast Cancer Survivors. Int J Body Compos Res., 9(2): 57-64, 2011.

Zourdos, M.C., J.M. Wilson, B.A. Sommer, L.M. Hornbuckle, Y-M. Park, S-R. Lee, L.B. Panton, and J-S. Kim. Effects of Dynamic Stretching on Energy Cost and Running Endurance Performance in Trained Male Runners. J. Strength Condit. Res., May 2011. [Accepted]

Liu, P-Y., L.M. Hornbuckle, L.B. Panton, J-S. Kim, and J.Z. Ilich. Evidence for the Association between Abdominal Fat and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Overweight and Obese African American Women. J Am Coll of Nutr. May 2011. [Accepted]

Sanchez-Gonzalez, M.A., R. Wieder, J-S. Kim, F. Vicil, and A. Figueroa. Creatine supplementation attenuates hemodynamic and arterial stiffness responses following an acute bout of isokinetic exercise. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 111(9):1965-71. 2011.

Mojock, C.D., J-S. Kim, D.W. Eccles and L.B. Panton. The Effects of Static Stretching on Running Economy and Endurance Performance in Female Distance Runners during Treadmill Running. J. Strength Cond. Res., 25(8):2170-6, 2011.

Kim, J-S., C. Ugrinowitsch, and B.W. Craig. Post-Eccentric Exercise Blunted hGH Response. Int. J. Sports Med. 31(2):95-100, 2010.

Kim, J-S., J.M. Wilson, and S-R. Lee. Invited Review: Dietary Implications on Mechanisms of Sarcopenia: Roles of Protein, Amino Acids, and Antioxidants. J. Nutr. Biochem. 21(1):1-13, 2010.

Mayhew, D.L. J-S. Kim, J. M. Cross, A.A. Ferrando, and M.M. Bamman. Translational Signaling Responses Preceding Resistance Training-Mediated Myofiber Hypertrophy in Young and Old Humans. J. Appl. Physiol. Accepted, July 2009.

Wilson, J. M., L. M. Hornbuckle, J-S. Kim, B. A. Sommer, S-R. Lee, T. Diah, B. Dalmeau, D. Mendez, and L. B. Panton, Effects of Static Stretching On Energy Cost and Running Endurance Performance. J. Strength Condit. Res., Jun 2009.

Wilson, J.M., J-S. Kim, S-R. Lee, J.A. Rathmacher, B. Dalmau, J.D. Kingsley, H. Koch, A.M. Manninen, and L.B. Panton. Acute and timing effects of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) on indirect markers of skeletal muscle damage. Nutrition and Metabolism (Lond). Feb4;6:6, 2009.

Petrella, J. K., J-S. Kim, D. L. Mayhew, J. M. Cross, and M. M. Bamman. Potent Myofiber Hypertrophy During Resistance Training in Humans is Associated with Satellite Cell-Mediated Myonuclear Addition: A Cluster Analysis. J. Appl. Physiol. 104(6):1736-42, 2008.

Baker, J. R., J-S. Kim, and S-Y Park. Composition and proposed structure of a water-soluble Glycan from the Keumsa Sangwhang Mushroom (Phellinus linteus). Fitoterapia: J Study of Med Plants 79(5):345-50, 2008.

Kim, Y-D., N-S. Kim, S-Y. Eom, S-H. Kim, J-W. Kang, S-W. Lee, S-Y. Park, J-S. Kim, H. Kim, and J-S. Hong. Effects of Extracts from the Mushroom Keumsa Sangwhang (Phellinus linteus) on Fasting Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Levels in Human. Korean J. Food Culture 23(1): 68-72, 2008.

Kim, J-S., J. K. Petrella, J. M. Cross, and M. M. Bamman. Load-mediated Down-regulation of Myostatin mRNA is Not Sufficient to Promote Myofiber Hypertrophy in Humans: A Cluster Analysis. J. Appl. Physiol. 103: 1488-1495, 2007.

Huffman, D. M., E. G. William, M. M. Bamman, J-S. Kim, I. A. Eltoum, A. Elgavish, and T. R. Nagy. SIRT1 is Significantly Elevated in Mouse and Human Prostate Cancer. Cancer Res. 67(14):6612-6618, 2007.

Bamman, M. M., J. K. Petrella, J-S. Kim, D. L. Mayhew, and J. M. Cross. Cluster Analysis Tests the Importance of Myogenic Gene Expression during Myofiber Hypertrophy in Humans. J. Appl. Physiol. 102(6):2232-2239, 2007.

Petrella, J. K., J-S. Kim, S. C. Tuggle, S. R. Hall, and M. M. Bamman. Contributions of Force and Velocity to Improved Power with Progressive Resistance Training in Young and Older Adults. Euro. J. Appl. Physiol. 99:343-351, 2007.

Petrella, J. K., J-S. Kim, J. M. Cross, D. J. Kosek, and M. M. Bamman. Efficacy of Myonuclear Addition May Explain Differential Myofiber Growth Among Resistance Trained Young and Older Men and Women. Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol Metab. 291:937-946, 2006.

Kosek, D. J., J-S. Kim, J. K. Petrella, J. M. Cross, and M. M. Bamman. Efficacy of 3d/wk Resistance Training on Myofiber Hypertrophy and Myogenic Mechanisms in Young Versus Older Adults. J. Appl. Physiol. 101:531-544, 2006.

Kim, H., Y-D. Kim, S-Y. Eom, Y-W. Zhang, N-S. Kim, Y-S. Hahn, K-S. Shin, H-G. Song, S-Y. Park, J-S. Kim, and J-W. Kang. Effects of Keumsa Sangwang (Phellinus linteus) Mushroom Extracts on the iL-12, IFN-ã, TNF-á expression in Human. Korean J. Health Promot. Dis. Prev. 6(4): 245-249, Dec. 22, 2006.

Eom, S-Y., Y-W. Zhang, N-S. Kim, J-W. Kang, Y-S. Hahn, K-S. Shin, H-G. Song, S-Y. Park, J-S. Kim, H. Kim, and Y-D. Kim. Effects of Keumsa Sangwhang (Phellinus linteus) Mushroom Extracts on the Natural Killer Cell Activity in Human. Korean J. Food Sci. Technol. 38(5): 717-719, 2006.

Kim, J-S., D. J. Kosek, J. K. Petrella, J. M. Cross, and M. M. Bamman. Resting and Load-induced Levels of Myogenic Gene Transcripts Differ between Older Adults with Demonstrable Sarcopenia and Young Men and Women. J. Appl. Physiol. 99:2149-2158, 2005.

Kim, J-S., J. M. Cross, and M. M. Bamman. Impact of Resistance Loading on Myostatin Expression and Cell Cycle Regulation in Young and Older Men and Women. Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol Metab. 288:1110-1119, 2005.

Kim, J-S., K. W. Hinchcliff, M. Yamaguchi, L. A. Beard, C. D. Markert, and S. T. Devor. Age-related Changes in Metabolic Properties of Equine Skeletal Muscles associated with Muscle Plasticity. Vet. J. 169(3):397-403, 2005.

Kim, J-S., K. W. Hinchcliff, M. Yamaguchi, L. A. Beard, C. D. Markert, and S. T. Devor. Exercise Training Increases Oxidative Capacity and Attenuates Ultrastructural Damage in Skeletal Muscle of Aged Horses. J. Appl. Physiol. 98:334-342, 2005.

Petrella, J. K., J-S. Kim, S. C. Tuggle, S. R. Hall, and M. M. Bamman. Age Differences in Knee Extension Power, Contractile Velocity, and Fatigability. J. Appl. Physiol. 98:211-220, 2005.

Bamman, M. M., R. C. Ragan, J-S. Kim, J. M. Cross, V. J. Hill, S. C. Tuggle, and R. M. Allman. Myogenic Protein Expression before and after Resistance Loading in 26- and 64-yr-old Men and Women. J. Appl. Physiol. 97:1329-1337, 2004.

Kim, J-S., S. T. Devor, H-T. Kim, and S-Y. Park. Study on the Standard Body Composition in Korean Adults and Athletes by Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Method. J. Korean Soc. Study Obes. (JKSSO) 11(4): 377-388, 2002.

Professional Memberships

  • American Physiological Society
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Korean United States Applied Physiology Society (Board Member)

Selected Awards/Honors

  • 2010 Dec. Dean’s Award (2010-2011), College of Human Sciences, The Florida State University, FL
  • 2010 Feb. COFRS Award, Council on Research and Creativity, The Florida State University, FL
  • 2008 Feb. Nomination for the Honors Thesis Mentor Award, Honor in Major, The Florida State University, FL
  • 2008 Jan. Nomination for the University Excellence in Teaching Award, The Florida State University, FL
  • 2008 Jan. First Year Assistant Professor Award, Council on Research and Creativity, Florida State University, FL
  • 2007 Dec. Research Initiation Award, College of Human Sciences, Florida State University, FL
  • 2006 Sep. Top Junior Faculty/Post Doctoral Trainee Posters, 2006 Annual Meeting of UAB Center for Aging, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
  • 2004 Aug. 2004-2005 Career Enhancement Award by UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
  • 2004 Feb. 2004 Career Enhancement Award by UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL

Courses Taught

PET 6317 Skeletal Muscle Structure and Function
PET 4076 & PET 5077 Physical Dimensions of Aging
HUN, FOS & PET 6930 Doctoral Research Seminar
PET3102 Introduction to Exercise Science
PET3380C Applied Exercise Physiology
PET3323C FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

Job Responsibilities

Dr. Kim’s responsibilities include teaching, grant proposal submissions, conducting research projects, writing manuscripts, mentoring graduate students and honors students as a major professor, and serving as a committee member in different capacities. He is also currently serve as a faculty advisor for Heath Occupations Students of America (HOSA Florida State University Chapter, 2008 - Present) and for the FSU Field Hockey Club (2010 - Present)