Ph.D. Chyer Kim

Assistant Professor, Virginia State University

Dr. Chyer Kim is an Assistant Professor of Food Safety and Microbiology Program at the Agricultural Research Station of Virginia State University. He has worked as a researcher and teacher in various capacities at the University of Georgia, North Carolina A&T State University, and Virginia State University. His research has three focus areas: 1) food safety and quality in conjunction with the effective use of technologies to limit deleterious microbiological and nutritional impacts on food products, 2) assessment of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria acquired from food samples, and 3) subtyping microorganisms utilizing cutting-edge methods such as ELISA, API, and PFGE.

He has contributed to 41 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has been awarded with 17 grants over $3.1M as ether PI or Co-PI. Besides, he has trained and mentored more than 100 students serving as an editorial board member on 5 international journals.