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Faculty Profiles

Eungbin Kim
  • Professor of Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ph.D. in Microbiology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1996
  • M.S. in Biology, Yonsei University, 1989
  • B.S. in Biology, Yonsei University, 1987
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Microbiology, National Center for Toxicological Research, US FDA, 1996-1998

Email: Eungbin@yonsei.ac.kr
Tel: 02-2123-2651
Office: uicadmin

Education

  • 1996. 05. Ph.D. Graduate Program of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Rutgers,
  • The State University of New Jersey, USA
  • 1989. 02. M.S. Department of Biology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
  • 1987. 02. B.S. Department of Biology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Publications

Publications:

  1. Kwon, N.R., J-C. Chae, K.Y. Choi, M. Yoo, G.J. Zylstra, Y.M. Kim, B.S. Kang, and E. Kim. Identification of functionally important amino acids in a novel indigo-producing oxygenase from Rhodococcus sp. strain T104. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 79:417-422.

  2. Kim, D., S.W. Kim, K.Y. Choi, J.S. Lee, and E. Kim. 2008. Molecular cloning and functional characterization of the genes encoding benzoate and p-hydroxybenzoate degradation by the halophilic Chromohalobacter sp. strain HS-2. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 280:235-241.

  3. Kim, D., J.S. Lee, K.Y. Choi, Y-S. Kim, J.N. Choi, S-K. Kim, J-C. Chae, G.J. Zylstra, C.H. Lee, and E. Kim. 2007. Effect of functional groups on the regioselectivity of a novel o xylene dioxygenase from Rhodococcus sp. strain DK17. Enzyme Microb. Technol. 41:221-225

  4. Park, S.W., T. Song, S.Y. Kim, E. Kim, J.I. Oh, C.Y. Eom, and Y.M. Kim. 2007. Carbon monoxide dehydrogenase in mycobacteria possesses a nitric oxide dehydrogenase activity. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 362:449-453.

  5. Ni Chadhain S.M., E.M. Moritz , E. Kim, and G.J. Zylstra. 2007. Identification, cloning, and characterization of a multicomponent biphenyl dioxygenase from Sphingomonas yanoikuyae B1. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 34: 605-613.

  6. Choi, K.Y., D. Kim, J.C. Chae, G.J. Zylstra, and E. Kim. 2007. Requirement of duplicated genes for maximal metabolism of phthalate by Rhodococcus sp. strain DK17. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 357: 766-771.

  7. Chae, J-C. E. Kim, E. Bini, and G.J. Zylstra. 2007. Comparative analysis of catechol 2,3 dioxygenase gene locus in thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus strain 98/2. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 357:815-819

  8. Choi K. Y., G.J. Zylstra, and E. Kim. 2007. Benzoate catabolite repression of the phthalate degradation pathway in Rhodococcus sp. strain DK17. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73: 1370-1374.

  9. Bae, H. W., D. Kim, K. Y. Choi, N. R. Kwon, J. C. Chae, G. J. Zylstra, S-C. Koh, C-H. Lee, and E. Kim. 2007. Functional identification of p-cumate operons in the terpene-degrading Rhodococcus sp. strain T104. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 266:54-59.

  10. Choi K. Y., D. Kim, W. J. Sul, J-C. Chae, G. J. Zylstra, Y. M. Kim, and E. Kim. 2005. Molecular and biochemical analysis of phthalate and terephthalate degradation by Rhodococcus sp. strain DK17. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 252:207-213.

  11. Jang J. Y., D. Kim, H. W. Bae, K. Y. Choi, J-C. Chae, G. J. Zylstra, Y. M. Kim, and E. Kim. 2005. Isolation and characterization of a Rhodococcus species strain able to grow on ortho- and para-xylene. J. Microbiol. 43:325-330.

  12. Kim, D., J-C. Chae, G. J. Zylstra, H-Y. Sohn, G-S. Kwon, and E. Kim. 2005. Identification of two-component regulatory genes involved in o-xylene degradation by Rhodococcus sp. strain DK17. J. Microbiol. 43: 49-53.

  13. Kwon, G. S., H. Y. Sohn, K. S. Shin, E. Kim, and B. I. Seo. 2005. Biodegradation of the organochlorine insecticide, endosulfan, and the toxic metabolite, endosulfan sulfate, by Klebsiella oxytoca KE-8. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 67:845-850.

  14. Cho, O., K. Y. Choi, G. J. Zylstra, Y.-S. Kim, S.-K. Kim, J. H. Lee, H.-Y. Sohn, G.-S. Kwon, Y. M. Kim, and E. Kim. 2005. Catabolic role of a three-component salicylate oxygenase from Sphingomonas yanolkuyae B1 in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 327: 656-662.

  15. Kim, D, J.-C. Chae, J. Y. Jang, G. J. Zylstra, Y. M. Kim, B. S. Kang, and E. Kim. 2005. Functional characterization and molecular modeling of methylcatechol 2,3-dioxygenase from o-xylene-degrading Rhodococcus sp. strain DK17. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 326: 880-886.

  16. Kim, D., J.-C. Chae, G. J. Zylstra, Y.-S. Kim, S.-K. Kim, M. H. Nam, Y. M. Kim, and E. Kim. 2004. Identification of a novel dioxygenase involved in metabolism of o-xylene, toluene, and ethylbenzene by Rhodococcus sp. strain DK17. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 7086-7092.

  17. Choi, K.Y., D. Kim, S-C. Koh, J-S. So, J-S. Kim, and E. Kim. 2004. Molecular cloning and identification of a novel oxygenase gene specifically induced during the growth of Rhodococcus sp. strain T104 on limonene. J. Microbiol. 42:160-162.

  18. Sohn, H. Y., C. S. Kwon, G. S. Kwon, J. B. Lee, and E. Kim. 2004. Induction of oxidative stress by endosulfan and protective effect of lipid-soluble antioxidants against endosulfan-induced oxidative damage. Toxicol Lett. 151: 357-365.

  19. Bae. M., W. J. Sul., S-C. Koh, G. J. Zylstra, and E. Kim. 2003. Implication of two glutathione S-transferases in the optimal metabolism of m-toluate by Sphingomonas yanoikuyae strain B1. Anton. Leeuw. Int. J. G. 84:25-30

  20. Austin, R., K. Buzzi, E. Kim, G. J. Zylstra, and J. T. Groves. 2003. Xylene monooxygenase, a membrane-spanning non-heme diiron enzyme that hydroxylates hydrocarbons via a substrate radical intermediate. J. Biological Inorganic Chem. 8: 733-740

  21. Kim, D., Y-S. Kim, J. W. Jung, G. J. Zylstra, Y. M. Kim, S.-K. Kim, and E. Kim. 2003. Regioselective oxidation of xylene isomers by Rhodococcus sp. strain DK17. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 223: 211-214

  22. Kang, H., S. Y. Hwang, Y.-S. Kim, S.-K. Kim, S. W. Kim, Y.M. Kim, C. E. Cerniglia, K. L. Shuttleworth, G. J. Zylstra, and E. Kim. 2003. Degradation of phenanthrene and naphthalene by a Burkholderia species strain. Can. J. Microbiol. 49:139-144.

  23. Park, S. W., E. H. Hwang, H. Park, J. A. Kim, J. H. Heo, K. H. Lee, T. S. Song, E. Kim, Y. T. Ro, S. W. Kim, Y. M. Kim. 2003. Growth of Mycobacteria on carbon monoxide and methanol. J. Bacteriol. 185:142-147.

  24. Oh, E. T., S.-C. Koh, E. Kim, Y.-H. Ahn, and J.-S. So. 2003. Plant terpenes enhance survivability of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) degrading Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes KF707 labeled with gfp in microcosms contaminated with PCB. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 13:463-468.

  25. Kim, D., Y-S. Kim, S-K. Kim, S. W. Kim, G. J. Zylstra, Y. M. Kim, and E. Kim. 2002. Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation by Rhodococcus sp. strain DK17. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68:3270-3278.

  26. Park, D-W, Park, Kim, Haam, S., Ahn, I-S., E. Kim, and W-S. Kim. 2002. Biodegradation of toluene by a lab-sclae biofilter inoculated with Pseudomonas putida DK-1. Environ. Technol. 23:309-318.

  27. Kim, J. K., H. S. Choi, E. Kim, Y. S. Lee, Y. H. Kim, and S. W. Kim. 2002. Comparative effects of TiO2-immobilized photocatalytic supporters on the bacterial efficiency of photoreactor. Biotechnol. Lett. 24:1397-1400.

  28. Kim, D., M. J. Park, S-C. Koh, J-S. So, and E. Kim. 2002. Three separate pathways for the initial oxidation of limonene, biphenyl, and phenol by Rhodococcus sp. strain T104. J. Microbiol. 40:86-89.

  29. Koh, M. J., C. S. Kim, Y. A. Kim, H. S. Choi, E. H. Cho, E. Kim, Y. M. Kim, and S. W. Kim. 2002. Properties of electron carriers in the process of methanol oxidation in a new restricted facultative marine methylotrophic bacterium, Methylophaga sp. MP. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 12:476-482.

  30. Kim, S., J. A. Kim, E. Kim, Y. T. Ro, T. Song, and Y. M. Kim. 2002. Purification and some properties of a blue copper protein from Methylomonas sp. strain SK1 DSM8269. Mol. Cells. 14:214-223.

  31. Eom, C. Y., S. T. Park, E. Kim, Y. T. Ro, S. W. Kim, and Y. M. Kim. 2002. Cloning, molecular characterization, and transcriptional analysis of dnaK operon in a methylotrophic bacterium Methylovorus sp. strain SS1 DSM11726. Mol. Cells. 14:245-254.

  32. Park, J. H., S. W. Kim, E. Kim, Y. T. Ro, and Y. M. Kim. 2001. Stress response of a methylotrophic bacterium Methylovorus sp. strain DSM 11726. J. Microbiol. 39:162-167.

  33. Lee, M. S., S. J. Cho, E. S. Tak, H. W. Park, E. Kim, and S. C. Park. 2001. Partial characterization of phosphotriesterase activity from the earthworm, Eisenia anderei. Int. Biodeterio. Biodegrad. 47:1-5.

  34. Kim, S-S., D-W. Park, S-Y. Kim, J-H. Kim, S-J. Haam, E. Kim, and W-S. Kim. 2001. VOC treatment characteristics using biofilter and its performance enhancement with the addition of microorganisms. 2001. J. Kor. Ins. Chem. Eng. 39:340-345.

  35. Jung, K-J., E. Kim, J-S. So, and S-C Koh. 2001. Specific biodegrdation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) facilitated by plant terpenoids. Biotechnol. Bioprocess Eng. 6:61-66.

  36. Shuttleworth, K. L., J. Sung, E. Kim, and C. E. Cerniglia. 2000. Physiological and genetic comparisons of two aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading Sphingomonas strains. Mol. Cells 10:199-205.

  37. Bae, M. and E. Kim. 2000. Association of a common reductase with multiple aromatic terminal dioxygenases in Sphingomonas yanoikuyae strain B1. J. Microbiol. 38:40-43.

  38. Kim, E., D. Kim, and J. H. Lee. 2000. P22-based challenge phage constructs to study DNA-protein interactions between the δ54-dependent promoter, dctA, and its transcriptional regulators. J. Microbiol. 38:176-179.

  39. Ro, Y., E. Kim, and Y. Kim. 2000. Enzyme activities related to the methanol oxidation of Mycobacterium sp. strain JC1 DSM 3803. 38:209-217.

  40. Song, J., J. Sung, Young M. Kim, G. J. Zylstra, and E. Kim. 2000. Roles of the meta- and ortho-cleavage pathways for the efficient utilization of aromatic hydrocarbons by Sphingomonas yanoikuyae B1. J. Microbiol. 38:245-249.

  41. Kim, E. and G. J. Zylstra. 1999. Functional analysis of genes involved in biphenyl, naphthalene, phenanthrene, and m-xylene degradation by Sphingomonas yanoikuyae B1. J. Indust. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 23:294-302.

  42. Khan, A. A., E. Kim, and C. E. Cerniglia. 1998. Molecular cloning, nucleotide sequence, and expression in Escherichia coli of hemolytic toxin (aerolysin) gene from Aeromonas trota. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 64:2473-2478.

  43. Kim, E., G. J. Zylstra, J. P. Freeman, T. M. Heinze, J. Deck, and C. E. Cerniglia. 1997. Evidence for the role of 2-hydroxychromene-2-carboxylate isomerase in the degradation of anthracene by Sphingomonas yanoikuyae B1. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 153:479-484.

  44. Zylstra, G. J., E. Kim, and A. K. Goyal. 1997. Comparative molecular analysis of genes for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation. Genetic Engineering 19:257-269.

  45. Zylstra, G. J. and E. Kim. 1997 Aromatic hydrocarbon degradation by Sphingomonas yanoikuyae B1. J. Indust. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 19:408-414.

  46. Kim, E., P. Aversano M., Romine, J. R. Schneider, and G. Zylstra. 1996. Homology between genes for aromatic hydrocarbon degradation in surface and deep-subsurface Sphingomonas strains. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 62:1467-1470.

  47. Kim, E. and G. J. Zylstra. 1995. Molecular and biochemical characterization of two meta-cleavage dioxygenases involved in biphenyl and m-xylene degradation by Beijerinckia sp. strain B1. J. Bacteriol. 177:3095-3103.

  48. Zylstra, G. J., X. P. Wang, E. Kim, and V. A. Didolkar. 1994. Cloning and analysis of the genes for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation. Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 721:386-398.

  49. Kim, E. and Y.M. Kim. 1990. Purification and some properties of two intracellular proteases from Acinetobacter sp. strain JC1 DSM 3803. Kor. Biochem. J. 23:308-314.

  50. Do, Y.S., E. Kim, and Y.M. Kim 1990. Carbon monoxide dehydrogenase inhibitor in cell extracts of Pseudomonas carboxydovorans. J. Bacteriol. 172: 1267-1270.

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Professional Careers and Awards:

  • 2007. 09. - Pres. Professor, Department of Biology, Yonsei University
  • 2007. 03. -Pres. Associate Dean of Policy Administration, University College, Yonsei University
  • 2002. 09. - 2007. 08. Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Yonsei University
  • 1998. 03.  -2002. 08. Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Yonsei University
  • 1996. 02  -1998. 02. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Microbiology, National
  • Center for Toxicological Research, US FDA (US Department of Energy Postgraduate Research Program Award).
  • 2005. 05. Best Teacher Award, Yonsei University
  • 2003. 05. Excellence in Research Award, Yonsei University

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