Welcome!

I am TaeHyung (Simon) Kim, third year PhD student at the University of Toronto. I got both my BSc and MSc degree from the Department of Computer Science at University of Toronto in 2011 and 2014.

I was born and grew up in a great city of Seoul, South Korea. Then, I moved to Canada (Langley, British Columnbia) where I graduated my high school. Then, I moved to Toronto for my undergraduate study. Until now, life in Canada has been fascinating!

I am working in a field of computational biology and in particular on clinical interpretation of genomic variants and RNA expression from serial time-points. Regarding my research environment, I am very fortunate to study under the guidance of Dr. Zhaolei Zhang. You can find further details about my work in the research page.

While I am not working, I usually try to read (books, magazines, news) at home/cafe. In particular, I enjoy watching baseball (MLB and NPB).

Recent News

(2019 March) My abstract on core binding factor AML was selected as an oral presentation at 2019 Korean Society of Hematology International Conference & 60th Annual Meeting (Seoul, South Korea) as well as Young Investigator Award.

(2018 December) My abstract on core binding factor AML was selected as a poster presentation at 60th Annual Meeting of American Society of Hematology (San Diego, California) as well as an abstract achievement award.

(2018 June) My abstract on core binding factor AML was selected as a poster presentation at 23rd Congress of European Hematology Association (Stockholm, Sweden) as well as travel grant.

(2017 December) I was awarded the travel award from Canadian Cancer Society of Research Institute (CCSRI).

(2017 November) My abstract on Allogeneic HCT in AML was selected as an oral presentation at 59th Annual Meeting of American Society of Hematology (Atlanta, Georgia) as well as an abstract achievement award. Another abstract on core binding factor AML was selected as a poster presentation.

(2017 June) My abstract on stem cell transplant (SCT) was selected as an oral presentation at 22nd Congress of European Hematology Associationn (Madrid, Spain) as well as a travel grant.

(2017 May) I will be spending my summer as an intern at Grail in Menlo park, California.

(2017 May) I achieved PhD candidacy!

(2016 December) I was awarded the travel award from Canadian Cancer Society of Research Institute (CCSRI).

(2016 September) My abstract on Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) was selected as an oral presentation at 58th Annual Meeting of American Society of Hematology(San Diego, California) as well as an abstract achievement award.

(2016 June) My abstract on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) was selected as an oral presentation at 21st Congress of European Hematology Association (Copenhagen, Denmark) as well as a travel grant.

(2016 March) I was awarded The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PGS-D) (2016-2018).

(2015 July) I was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology (2015 - 2016).

(2015 March) I was awarded Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation award.

(2014 October) I have finished my MSc and transferred to PhD program.