Kwan-Suk Kim

Dr. Kwan-Suk Kim is a professor in the Department of Animal Science at Chungbuk National University (CBNU). Dr. Kim has been conducted unique research programs that blend quantitative genetics and molecular genetics. Although he has worked primarily with pigs and cattle, he has collaborated on research with several other species, sheep, goat and camels.

His research has included genetic characterization of livestock species in developing countries, genetic improvement of meat quality traits, genetic control of health and immune response traits in pigs, and gene identification and commercialization of DNA markers in Animals. He investigated the genetic control of growth and fat deposition in pigs, determining the underlying genetic and physiological differences in appetite. He and his students intiated some of the first genomic research that demonstrated genetic characterization of Ethiopian livestock species, which uniquely adapted in different local climate conditions.

Kim’s research results have demonstrated that importance of molecular genetic characterization of indigenous livestock species in developing countries and he is also serving a committee member of Livestock genomics for developing countries at International Society for Animal Genetics since 2012.

Dr. Kim has been a frequent invited speaker throughout International Conferences and in over 20 foreign countries and has been a consultant for livestock breeding and biotechnology companies. Dr. Kim received the CBNU R &D Industrialization Award in 2019 and in 2002 was also a winner of R&D 100 Awards, identifying the top 100 revolutionary technologies of the past year called the Oscars of Innovation, presented by R&D World Magazine.