Yuho Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy & Kinesiology Department at UMass Lowell.

Yuho Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy & Kinesiology
Health and Social Sciences Building, Rm. 393


Exercise Physiology, Muscle Physiology, Mitochondria

Research Interests

Yuho Kim, Ph.D., researches the role of mitochondria in muscle health and disease. His focus is to identify mitochondrial marker/system that are important for muscle regeneration/degeneration processes.


  • Visiting Fellow, NIH/NHLBI, Systems Biology Center, Muscle Energetics Laboratory, 2017-2020
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, York University, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Muscle Health Research Centre, 2015-2017
  • Ph.D., Syracuse University, Exercise Science (Science Education), 2015
  • M.S., Utah State University, Biology, 2011
  • M.P.Ed., Kyung Hee University, Exercise Biochemistry, 2007
  • B.S., Kyung Hee University, Genetic Engineering (major) and Sports Medicine (minor), 2005


Yuho Kim, Ph.D., joined the Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology in 2020 as an Assistant Professor. He had his postdoctoral training at York University (Advisor: David A. Hood, Ph.D.) and NIH (Advisor: Brian Glancy, Ph.D.). At York University, he studied the role of autophagy/mitophagy in the training-inducible muscle adaptations. His research at NIH focused on understanding mitochondrial physiological/structural development in the striated muscles (skeletal/cardiac muscles). At Syracuse University, he earned his doctoral degree in the Department of Exercise Science under the guidance of Keith DeRuisseau, Ph.D. and his dissertation focused on aging-related muscle weakness (sarcopenia).