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Kevin Kim


Previous positions

  • Software Engineer at Optokey
  • Technical Support Intern at


University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor’s Degree, (BS) Biochemistry, specialization in Computing




  • Full Stack Developer

    La Jolla Institute for Immunology

    October 2018 – Present(1 year)Greater San Diego Area

  • Software Engineer


    September 2016 – January 2018(1 year 4 months)Hayward, CA

  • Technical Support Intern

    June 2016 – August 2016(2 months)Hermosa Beach, CA

    • Developed features to the company’s web application and dashboard using Django web framework, python 2.7, HTML5, CSS3 (Bootstrap), JavaScript, and MySQL. • Utilized Linux (Ubuntu) for hardware integration, Git/SourceTree for code development, and learned to work in a team environment to further advance the company.

  • • Working to improve synthesis methods and develop new PET tracers used in PET scans. • Methods include development of more efficient synthetic pathways to label radiopharmaceutical molecules for cancer diagnostics; Developing electrochemical regioselective synthesis techniques and platforms for direct nucleophilic [18F] fluorination; Electrochemically assisted solvent exchange and automated flow-through synthesizers. • Performed experiments using radioactive Fluroine-18 (18F) and analyzed chemical products using HPLC, Mass spectroscopy, and UV spectroscopy.

  • • Research in developing lens-less microscopy using LED light and holographic imaging techniques in order to collect and analyze bovine sperm cells, funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). • Responsibilities include preparation of bovine sperm cells using cell centrifugation technique, capturing live sperm image data, and utilization of MATLAB software to test and develop 3D reconstruction algorithm. • Publication: Label-free 3D computational imaging of spermatozoon locomotion, head spin and flagellum beating over a large volume (Light: Science & Application, Aug 16, 2017)

  • • Built a mobile iOS application called UHealth for Dr. Nirav Kamdar and the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Ronald Reagan Medical Center – main function is to collect pre/post op patient data. • Responsible for the app’s prototype development (both front- and backend) using Swift Programming language and AWS. • Award: Won $4,375 funding in Ronald Reagan Shark Tank Event competition.

  • • Prepare PLGA scaffolds and culture stem cells necessary for biological experiments. • Primary research areas in the Lee group are to design and fabricate biomimetic polymer systems for tissue regeneration and drug delivery applications.

  • Intramural Basketball Referee

    UCLA Recreation – Competitive Sports

    January 2014 – June 2015(1 year 5 months)

  • • Synthesized nanoparticles such CdSe/ZnS nanoclusters, Silver nanoprisms, and magnetic particles. • Learned about nanotechnology and its applications in biology and healthcare.

  • Intern


    July 2013 – September 2013(2 months)

    • Researcher and Translator at the Global M&A (Merger & Acquisition) Center at KOTRA HQ • Provided data of specific Italian Pharmaceutical companies and the types of products they sold that were interested in expanding their markets internationally, specifically to the Korean market. • Utilized Microsoft Office/Excel and online M&A sources such as


  • University of California, Los Angeles

    Bachelor’s Degree, (BS) Biochemistry, specialization in Computing

    2012 – 2016

  • South Eugene High School

    International Baccalaureate Diploma

    2008 – 2012


  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Korean

    Professional working proficiency

  • Spanish

    Limited working proficiency


  • Label-free 3D computational imaging of spermatozoon locomotion, head spin and flagellum beating over a large volume

    Light: Science & Application

    January 2018

    Authors (6):
    • Kevin Kim,
    • Inje Lee,
    • Wei Luo,
    • Mustafa Uğur Daloğlu,
    • Francis Lin,
    • Aydogan Ozcan

Skills & Expertise

  • Chemistry
  • Laboratory Skills
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • XML
  • PostgreSQL
  • React.js
  • Biochemistry
  • Ruby
  • DOM
  • Microscopy
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Python
  • Microsoft Office
  • jQuery
  • Research
  • iOS Development
  • Teaching
  • R&D
  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • Django
  • Ruby on Rails
  • C++
  • Spectroscopy
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Word
  • Programming
  • SQL
  • Swift