Dr. Younger (aka Yungkul) Kim

Director of Marine Science Program

Publications | Curriculum Vitae

kimOffice: JAP Science Building – Rm 430

Email: yungkul.kim@jsums.edu 

Phone: (601) 979-3461

Fax: (601) 979-5853




  • Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, 2003; Major: Biological Oceanography
  • M.S., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1995; Major: Biological Oceanography
  • B.S., Pukyong National University (formerly National Fisheries University of Pusan), Pusan, South Korea, 1992; Major: Marine Biology

Research Interests

  • Biogeography – range contraction/expansion
  • Native and non-native/invasive aquatic species
  • Gonadal analysis and histopathology of aquatic invertebrates
  • Effects of climate change on disease spread and mechanisms of host defense/resistance to parasites and diseases
  • Influence of human and natural stress factors on aquatic organism health and contaminant body burden
  • Potential relationships of biology including parasites, diseases and tissue pathologies to contaminant body burden