Hyunsuk Shim, PhD


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Professor and Crocker Family Chair in Cancer Innovation, Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Hyunsuk Shim, PhD, is Professor and Crocker Family Chair in Cancer Innovation in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Shim has emerged as one of Georgia's most promising biomedical researchers and has been recognized as a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar and a member of the Council of Distinguished Investigators of the Academy of Radiology Research. She leads Emory University's NCI Quantitative Imaging Network team, which is working on groundbreaking research on glioblastoma using high resolution/high speed volumetric MR spectroscopic imaging (MRSI). She also serves on the Molecular Pharmacology & Systems Graduate Program Executive Committee.

Dr. Shim is a member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute.


Dr. Shim received her PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, IL.


Dr. Shim's research focuses on chemokine CXCR12 and its receptor CXCR4 in cancer invasion/metastasis, and she has led an interdisciplinary research team to discover a series of diverse, potent anti-CXCR4 molecules. In addition, her research team has developed an advanced MRSI technique combined with a multi-modality imaging platform to assess how glioblastomas are responding to therapies by quantitatively measuring metabolic processes. 


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