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Sanggu Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Infectious Disease Institute
Translational Data Analytics Institute
Center for Retrovirus Research
Department of Veterinary Biosciences

The Ohio State University
Veterinary Medicine Academic Building Rm 344
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210

(614) 292-6524


Professional Training and Experience

  • Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
  • Assistant Researcher, UCLA MIMG
  • Postdoctoral Training: UCLA AIDS Institute
  • PhD: UCLA Biomedical Engineering

 Research Interests

  • Clonal HSPC and T-cell dynamics in HIV-1 gene therapy
  • Virus-host interactions
  • HIV-1 RNA post-transcriptional modifications

 Current Research Support

  • 2018 – 2023 NHGRI R01 (PI: Kim) “On-site, high-fidelity target sequencing and absolute quantitation for HIV-1 surveillance”
  • 2019 – 2023 DOE (PI: Sullivan; Co-I: Kim) “Virus in soils: key modulators of microbiomes and nutrient cycling?”

Awards and Honors

2017 – 2020   

American Society of Hematology Scholar Award
ASH scholar award is “One of ASH’s most prestigious award programs” providing $150,000 for junior faculty over three-year period.  

2012 – 2020

NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (1K99HL116234)


Young Investigator Award, the International Antiviral Society-USA, Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections,


Palm Springs Symposium on HIV/AIDS - Travel Award


California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Scholarship Award


Stem Cell Engineering & Cell Therapy - Travel Award. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

2008 – 2009  

UCLA AIDS Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

2006 – 2007 

UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship Award


American Society of Microbiology - Travel Award.