Mark Kim is a senior associate at Flagship Pioneering, where he works as part of a team of entrepreneurial scientists to conceive, create, resource and develop first-in-category ventures. Mark joined the firm after completing the Flagship Pioneering Fellows program.
Before joining Flagship, Mark was a graduate researcher at Harvard University in the lab of Professor Philippe Cluzel, where he developed high-resolution tools to monitor gene expression in live bacteria and identified previously unknown patterns of regulation for genes relevant to colonization and pathogenesis. His research was supported by several fellowships, including a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. While at Harvard, Mark was also engaged in various education initiatives, including an annual engineering and physical biology symposium and the design and teaching of several undergraduate and graduate courses.
Prior to his graduate studies, Mark worked as a legal assistant at Goodwin Procter where he analyzed scientific and technical matters related to intellectual property litigation.
Mark received a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Harvard University, where he was an Ashford Fellow. He also earned a B.A. in Biochemical Sciences summa cum laude from Harvard University.