Jong Sung Kim


I joined the Human Toxicology Program at the University of Iowa in 2007.

Thesis TitleEvaluating pulmonary toxicity of engineered metal-based nanoparticles using in vivo and in vitro models

AdvisorPeter Thorne, Ph.D.

Year of Graduation: 2011

Program: Ph.D.

Current Position: Associate Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health

Current Employer/Institution: University of Iowa

Current Research Area:

My long-term research goal is to understand the potential impacts of emerging contaminants using an integrated approach combining multi-scale and multi-disciplinary sciences. Derived from my main research goal, my research interests are to understand the potential risks and adverse effects of emerging contaminants, mainly nanomaterials and pharmaceutically active compounds, on the environment and human health.


Kim JS, Klösener J, Flor S, Peters TM, Ludewig G, Thorne PS, Robertson LW, Luthe G., 2014, Toxicity assessment of air-delivered particle-bound polybrominated diphenyl ethers, Toxicology. 317:31-9. PMCID: PMC3975599

Adamcakova-Dodd A, Stebounova LV, Kim JS, Vorrink SU, Ault AP, O'Shaughnessy PT, Grassian VH, Thorne PS., 2014, Toxicity assessment of zinc oxide nanoparticles using sub-acute and sub-chronic murine inhalation models, Part Fibre Toxicol. 1;11(1):15. PMCID: PMC3994238

Kim JS, Peters TM, O'Shaughnessy PT, Adamcakova-Dodd A, Thorne PS., 2013, Validation of an in vitro exposure system for toxicity assessment of air-delivered nanomaterials, Toxicol In Vitro. (1):164-73. PMCID: PMC3950355

Adamcakova-Dodd A, Stebounova LV, O'Shaughnessy PT, Kim JS, Grassian VH, Thorne PS., 2012, Murine pulmonary responses after sub-chronic exposure to aluminum oxide-based nanowhiskers, Part Fibre Toxicol. 9:22. PMCID: PMC3478979

Stebounova LV, Adamcakova-Dodd A, Kim JS, Park H, O'Shaughnessy PT, Grassian VH, Thorne PS., 2011, Nanosilver induces minimal lung toxicity or inflammation in a subacute murine inhalation model, Part Fibre Toxicol. 8(1):5 PMCID: PMC3040688

Kim JS, Adamcakova-Dodd A, O'Shaughnessy PT, Grassian VH, Thorne PS., 2011, Effects of copper nanoparticle exposure on host defense in a murine pulmonary infection model, Part Fibre Toxicol. 8:29. PMCID: PMC3193802

Jong Sung Kim
M.S. Environmental Toxicology, University of Nebraska