1. Faculty

 
Mi Hee Lim, Ph.D.
 
Phone: +82-52-217-5422

FieldsBioinorganic Chemistry; Chemical Biology; Metalloneurochemistry
 
Specialties: 
Metalloneurochemistry in Human Health
Understanding Pathological Factors and Pathways in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Chemical Tools & Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases
  

Appointment:

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, UNIST, Ulsan, Korea (September 2013 - Present)
  • Adjunct Research Associate Professor, LSI, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (September 2013 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (August 2008 - August 2013)
  • Research Assistant Professor in the Life Sciences Institute (LSI), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (August 2008 - August 2013)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar (TRDRP Postdoctoral Fellow), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA. Advisor: Professor Jacqueline K. Barton (October 2006 - June 2008)

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. Advisor: Professor Stephen J. Lippard
  • M.Sc., Molecular Life Science (Inorganic Chemistry), Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. Advisor: Professor Wonwoo Nam
  • B.S., Chemistry, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Honors and Awards

  • 2016: Award for "30 Young Scientists of Korea" to Lead Basic Science Research for the Next 30 Years (POSTECH & Dong-A ILBO)
  • 2016: Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Distinguished Lectureship Award
  • 2016: Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
  • 2015: Emerging Bioinorganic Investigator, ACS Journals (JACS, Inorganic Chemistry, ACS Chemical Biology, ACS Chemical Neuroscience)
  • 2015: KCS-Wiley Young Scientist Award
  • 2014: UNIST Outstanding Performance Award
  • 2014: Emerging Investigator, RSC Chemical Communications
  • 2013: NSF Career Award
  • 2012: The Scientist Development Award from American Heart Association
  • 2012: Alfred Sloan Research Fellowship
  • 2012: ACS Women Chemists Committee Leadership
  • 2012: The Paul Saltman Award, Metals in Biology Gordon Conference (2012)
  • 2010: Alzheimer's Association New Investigators Award
  • 2010: The Gray Family Fund Young Investigator at the Metals in Medicince Gordon Conference (2010)
  • 2008: Biological Sciences Scholar, University of Michigan
  • 2007: ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator Award
  • 2006 – 2008: Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), CA, USA, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2005 – 2006: Martin Family Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA, Graduate Student Fellowship
  • 2001 – 2002: Korea Science & Engineering Foundation (KOSEF), Seoul, Korea, Research Fellowship, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
  • 1999 – 2001: Ewha Graduate Research Fellowship and Research Fellowship from the Brain Korea 21 Project
  • 1998: Honor of the Scholarship for a Student with Distinction, The College of Natural Sciences, Ewha Womans University
  • 1996, 1997 & 1998: Honor of the Scholarship for an Excellent Student, The College of Natural Sciences, Ewha Womans University
  • 1999 Award for Graduation with the Highest Praise at the College of Natural Sciences, Ewha Womans University
  • 1999 & 2000: Award for a Student Bringing Glory to Ewha Womans University
  • 1996, 1997 & 1998: Gold Medal for an Excellent Student of the Association of Chemistry Graduates, Ewha Womans University
 
Selected Activities 
  • 2014.12 - 2016.12: Chairwoman of the University Council, UNIST
  • 2015 - present: Chemistry Track Coordinator (Department Chair)
  • 2014 - present: Executive Member, Division of Natural Science, UNIST
  • 2016 & 2017: Director, Global Cooperations, Korean Chemical Society (KCS)
  • 2015: Executive Member of the Korean Chemical Society (KCS) Inorganic Division
Journal Activities
  • 2017 - present: Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC) Nominations Committee
  • 2016 - present: Royal Society of Chemistry Representative (Korea) 
  • 2015 - present: Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
  • 2015 - present: Associate Editor, RSC Advances
  • 2015 - present: Member of the Advisory Editorial Board in Inorganic Chemistry (ACS)
  • 2015 - present: Member of the Advisory Editorial Board in Chemical Communications (RSC)
  • 2016 - present: Member of the Advisory Editorial Board in Chem (Cell Press)
  • 2015 - 2016: Member of the Advisory Editorial Board in NeuroMetals