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  Professor Young L. Kim


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  Selected Peer-reviewed Publication



75. J.W. Leem, A.E. Lacsahuanga Allcca, J. Chen, S.W. Kim, K.Y. Kim, K.H Choi, Y.P. Chen, S.R. Kim, and Y.L. Kim, "Visible light biophotosensors using biliverdin from Antheraea yamamai", Optics Express 26: 31817-31828, 2018.  


74. S.Y. Yang, S. Kim, H. Shin, S.H. Choi, Y.L. Kim, C. Joo, and W. Ryu, "Random lasing detection of structural transformation and compositions in silk fibroin scaffolds",  Nano Research in press.


73. J.W. Leem, J. Park, S.W. Kim, S.R. Kim, S.H. Choi, K.H. Choi, and Y.L. Kim, "Green-light-activated photoreaction via genetic hybridization of far-red fluorescent protein and silk",  Advanced Science 5:1700863, 2018.  (Cover Picture)


72. S.H. Choi, K.M. Byun, and Y.L. Kim, "Lasing interactions disclose hidden modes of necklaces states in the Anderson localized regime" ACS Photonics 5:881-889, 2018.


71. S.H. Choi, S.W. Kim, Z. Ku, M.A. Visbal-Onufrak, S.R. Kim, K.H. Choi, H. Ko, W. Choi, A.M. Urbas, T.W. Goo, and

Y.L. Kim, “Anderson light localization in biological nanostructures of native silk”,  Nature Communications 9:452, 2018.


70. J.W. Leem, S.R. Kim, K.H. Choi, and Y.L. Kim, "Plasmonic photocatalyst-like fluorescent proteins for generating reactive oxygen species",  Nano Convergence 5:8, 2018. 


69. S.W. Yoo, G. Oh, A.M. Safi, S. Hwang, Y.-S. Seo, K.-H. Lee, Y.L. Kim, and E. Chung, "Endoscopic non-ablative fractional laser therapy in an orthotopic colon tumour model",  Scientific Reports 8:1673, 2018.


68. T. Kim, M.A. Visbal-Onufrak, R.L. Konger, and Y.L. Kim, "Data-driven imaging of tissue inflammation using RGB-based hyperspectral reconstruction toward personal monitoring of dermatologic health",  Biomedical Optics Express 8:5282-5296, 2017.


67. J.W. Leem, S.H. Choi, S. Kim, S. Kim, K. Choi, and Y.L. Kim, "Scalable and continuous nanomaterial integration with transgenic fibers for enhanced photoluminescence",  Materials Horizons 4:281-289, 2017.


66. S.C. Kim, S.Y. Yang, S.H. Choi, Y.L. Kim, W. Ryu, and C. Joo, "Random lasing from structurally modulated silk fibroin nanofibers",  Scientific Reports 7:4506, 2017.


65. R. Chandrasekar, Z. Wang, X. Meng, S.I. Azzam, M.Y. Shalaginov, A. Lagutchev, Y.L. Kim, A. Wei, A.V. Kildishev, A. Boltasseva, and V.M. Shalaev, “Lasing action with gold nanorod hyperbolic metamaterials”,  ACS Photonics 4:674-680, 2017.  


64. S.W. Yoo, H. Park, G. Oh, S. Hwang, M. Yun, T. Wang, Y. Seo, J. Min, K.H. Kim, E. Kim, Y.L. Kim, and E. Chung, “Non-ablative fractional thulium laser irradiation suppresses early tumor growth”,  Current Optics and Photonics 1: 51-59, 2017.


63. T. Kim, S.H. Choi, N. Lambert-Cheatham, Z. Xu, J.E. Kritchevsky, F.-R. Bertin, and Y.L. Kim, "Toward laboratory blood test-comparable photometric assessments for anemia in veterinary hematology",  Journal of Biomedical Optics 21: 107001, 2016.


62. S.H. El-Gohary, M. Choi, Y.L. Kim, and K.M. Byun, "Dispersion curve engineering of TiO2/silver hybrid substrates for enhanced surface plasmon resonance detection",  Sensors 16:1442, 2016.


61. Z. Wang, X. Meng, S.H. Choi, S. Knitter, Y.L. Kim, H. Cao, V.M. Shalaev, and A. Boltasseva, “Controlling random lasing with three-dimensional plasmonic nanorod metamaterials",  Nano Letters 16:2471-2477, 2016.


60. R.D. Bravo Santisteban, Y.L. Kim, U. Farooq, T.S. Kim, S. Youm,  and S.H. Park, "Environment and its influence on health and demographics in South Korea",  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13:183, 2016.


59. T. Kim, J.I. Kim, M.A. Visbal-Onufrak, C. Chapple, and Y.L. Kim, "Nonspectroscopic imaging for quantitative chlorophyll sensing",  Journal of Biomedical Optics 21:016008, 2016.


58. M.A. Visbal-Onufrak, R.L. Konger, and Y.L. Kim, "Telecentric suppression of diffuse light in imaging of highly anisotropic scattering media",  Optics Letters 41:143-146, 2016.  


57. S.H. Choi, K.M. Byun, and Y.L. Kim, "Excitation of multiple resonances in 1D Anderson localized systems for efficient light amplification”,  Optics Letters 40:847-850, 2015.


56. S.H. Choi and Y.L. Kim, "The potential of naturally occurring lasing for biological and chemical sensors",    Biomedical Engineering Letters 4:201-212, 2014.


55. S.H. Choi and Y.L. Kim, "Hybridized/coupled multiple resonances in nacre",  Physical Review B 89:035115, 2014.


54. N.H. Kim, K.M. Byun, S.H. Choi, and Y.L. Kim, “Improvement of plasmonic field-matter interaction by subwavelength dielectric gratings”,  Applied Physics B 114:347-353, 2014.


53. R.L. Konger, Z. Xu, R.P. Sahu, B. Rashid, S.R. Mehta, D.R. Mohamed, S.C. Dasilva-Arnold, J.R. Bradish, S.J. Warren, and Y.L. Kim, “Spatiotemporal assessments of dermal hyperemia enable accurate prediction of experimental cutaneous carcinogenesis as well as chemopreventive activity”,  Cancer Research 73:150-159, 2013.


52. Z. Xu, A. Ozcelikkale, Y.L. Kim, and B. Han, "Spatiotemporal characterization of extracellular matrix microstructures in engineered tissue: a whole-field spectroscopic imaging approach",  Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine 4:011005, 2013.


51. B. Upatising, G.J. Hanson, Y.L. Kim, S.S. Cha, Y. Yih, and P.Y. Takahashi, "Effects of home telemonitoring between frailty states and death for older adults: a randomized controlled trial",  International Journal of General Medicine 6:145-151, 2013.


50. Z. Xu, A. K. Somani, and Y. L. Kim, "Scattering anisotropy-weighted mesoscopic imaging",  Journal of Biomedical Optics 19:090501, 2012.


49. S.H. Choi, B. Kwak, B. Han, and Y.L. Kim, “Competition between excitation and emission enhancements of quantum dots on disordered plasmonic nanostructures”,  Optics Express 20:16785, 2012.


48. S.H. Choi and Y.L. Kim, "Random lasing mode alterations by single-nanoparticle perturbations",  Applied Physics Letters 100:041101, 2012.


47. S.H. Choi, Y.L. Kim, and K.M. Byun, "Graphene-on-silver substrates for sensitive surface plasmon resonance imaging biosensors",  Optics Express 19:458-466, 2011.


46. Z. Xu, X. Sun, J. Liu, Q. Song, M. Muckley, O. Akkus, and Y.L. Kim, "Spectroscopic visualization of nanoscale deformation in bone: interaction of light with partially disordered nanostructure",  Journal of Biomedical Optics 15:060503, 2010. 


45. Q. Song, Z. Xu, S.H. Choi, X. Sun, S. Xiao, O. Akkus, and Y.L. Kim, "Detection of nanoscale structural changes in bone using random lasers",  Biomedical Optics Express 1:1401-1407, 2010.


44. Q. Song, S. Xiao, Z. Xu, V. M. Shalaev, and Y.L. Kim, "Random laser spectroscopy for nanoscale perturbation sensing",  Optics Letters 35:2624-2626, 2010.


43. Q. Song and Y.L. Kim, "Perturbation of nanoparticle on deformed microcavity",  Journal of Lightwave Technology 28:2818-2821, 2010.


42. Z. Xu, J. Liu, D.H. Hong, V.Q. Nguyen, M.R. Kim, S.I. Mohammed, and Y.L. Kim, "Back-directional gated spectroscopic imaging for diffuse light suppression in high anisotropic media and its preclinical applications for microvascular imaging",  IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 16:815-823, 2010.


41. J. Liu, Z. Xu, Q. Song, R.L. Konger, and Y.L. Kim, "Enhancement factor in low-coherence enhanced backscattering and its applications for characterizing experimental skin carcinogenesis",  Journal of Biomedical Optics 15:037011, 2010.


40. Q. Song, S. Xiao, Z. Xu, J. Liu, X. Sun, V. Drachev, V. M. Shalaev, O. Akkus, and Y.L. Kim, "Random lasing in bone tissue",  Optics Letters 35:1425-1427, 2010.   "Bony emission", Research Highlights, Nature Photonics 4:408-409, 2010.


39. H.K. Roy, A.J. Gomes, S. Ruderman, L.K. Bianchi, M.J. Goldberg, V. Stoyneva, J.D. Rogers, V. Turzhitsky, Y.L. Kim, E. Yen, M. Jameel, A. Bogojevic, and V. Backman, "Optical measurement of rectal microvasculature as an adjunct to flexible sigmoidosocopy: gender-specific implications",  Cancer Prevention Research 3:844-851, 2010.


38. J. Liu, Z. Xu, and Y.L. Kim, "Virtual pinhole scanning spectroscopic imaging platform using low-coherence enhanced backscattering",  Optics Letters 34:2387-2389, 2009.


37. Z. Xu, J. Liu, and Y.L. Kim, "Diffuse light suppression of back-directional gating imaging in high anisotropic media",  Journal of Biomedical Optics 14:030510, 2009.


36. H. Chang, Y.L. Kim, A. Hassan, and P.J. Fitzgerald, “Whole blood reflectance for assessment of hematologic condition and detection of angiographic contrast media”,  Applied Optics 48:2435-2443, 2009.


35. H, Chang, A.H.M. Hassan, Y.L. Kim, L. Lloyd, B. Koo, J. Ako, Y. Honda, C.J. Davidson, and P.J. Fitzgerald, “A novel technique for endovascular detection and removal of radiographic contrast during angiography”,  Journal of Invasive Cardiology 21:314-318, 2009.


34. H.K. Roy, V. Turzhitsky, Y.L. Kim, M.J. Goldberg, P. Watson, J.D. Rogers, A.J. Gomes, A. Kromine, R.E. Brand, M. Jameel, N. Hasabou, P. Pradhan, and V. Backman, "Association between rectal optical signatures and colonic neoplasia: potential applications for screening",  Cancer Research 69:4476-4483, 2009.


33. A.J. Gomes, H.K. Roy, V. Turzhitsky, Y.L. Kim, J.D. Rogers, M. J. Goldberg, A. Kromine, M. Jameel, and V. Backman, “Rectal mucosal microvascular blood supply increase is associated with colonic neoplasia",  Clinical Cancer Research 15:3110-3117, 2009.


32. H.K. Roy, V. Turzhitsky, Y.L. Kim, Y. Liu, M. J. Goldberg, R. E. Brand, N. Hasabou, M. Jameel, and V. Backman, “Spectral slope from the endoscopically-normal mucosa predicts concurrent colonic neoplasia: a pilot ex-vivo clinical study",  Diseases of Colon and Rectum 51:1381, 2008.


31. H.K. Roy, A. Gomes, V. Turzhitsky, M. J. Goldberg, J. Rogers, S. Ruderman, Y.L. Kim, A. Kromine, R.E. Brand, M. Jameel, N. Hasabou, and V. Backman, “Spectroscopic microvascular blood detection from the endoscopically normal colonic mucosa: biomarker for neoplasia risk",  Gastroenterology 135:1069, 2008.


30. V. Turzhitsky, A.J. Gomes, Y.L. Kim, Y. Liu, A. Kromine, J.D. Rogers, M. Jameel, H.K. Roy, and V. Backman, "Measuring mucosal blood supply in vivo with a polarization gating probe",  Applied Optics 47:6046, 2008.


29. Y.L. Kim, D.R. Jacobs, M.D. Gross, R. Bergan, P.H. Gann, K. Liu, and S.M. Gapstur, “Association of serum carotenoid level with serum insulin-like growth factor-1 and IGF-binding protein-3 levels in black and white men”,   Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 16:2781-2783, 2007. 


28. C. Mujat, C. Greiner, A. Baldwin, F. Tian, J.M. Levitt, L. A. Stucenski, M. Hunter, Y.L. Kim, V. Backman, M. Feld, K. Mόnger, and I. Georgakoudi, “Endogenous optical biomarkers of normal and human papillomavirus immortalized cells”,  International Journal of Cancer 122:363-371, 2008.


27. H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, Y.L. Kim, and V. Backman, “Penetration depth of low-coherence enhanced backscattered light in subdiffusion regime”,  Physical Review E 75:041914, 2007.


26. Y. Liu, R.E. Brand, V. Turzhitsky, Y.L. Kim, H.K. Roy, N.Hasabou, C. Sturgis, D. Shah, and V. Backman “Optical markers in duodenal mucosa predict the presence of pancreatic cancer”,  Clinical Cancer Research 13:4392-4399, 2007.


25. H. K. Roy, R. K. Wali, Y.L. Kim, Y. Liu, J. Hart, D. P. Kunte, J. L. Koetsier, M. J. Goldberg, and V. Backman, "Inducible nitric oxide synthase mediates the early increase of blood supply in a pre-dysplastic stage of colon carcinogenesis",  FEBS Letters 581:3857-3862, 2007.


24. Y.L. Kim, P. Pradhan, M.H. Kim, and V. Backman, “Circular polarization memory effect in low-coherence enhanced backscattering of light”,  Optics Letters 31: 2744-2746, 2006.


23. J. Allen, Y. Liu, Y.L. Kim, V.M. Turzhitsky, V. Backman, and G.A. Ameer, “Spectroscopic translation of cell­material interactions”,  Biomaterials 28:162-174 2006.


22. J. Gong, B. Liu, Y.L. Kim, Y. Liu, X. Li, and V. Backman, “Optimal spectral reshaping for resolution improvement in optical coherence tomography”,  Optics Express 14:5909-5915, 2006.


21. H.K. Roy, D.P. Kunte, J.L. Koetsier, J. Hart, Y.L. Kim, Y. Liu, M. Bissonnette, M. Goldberg, V. Backman, and R.K. Wali, “Chemoprevention of colon carcinogenesis by polyethylene glycol: suppression of epithelial proliferation via modulation of snail/β-catenin signaling”,  Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 5:2060-2069  2006.


20. H.K. Roy, Y.L. Kim, Y. Liu, R.K. Wali, M.J. Goldberg, V. Turzhitsky, J. Horwitz, and V. Backman, “Risk stratification of Colon carcinogenesis through enhanced backscattering spectroscopy analysis of the uninvolved colonic mucosa”,  Clinical Cancer Research 12:961-968, 2006.


19. Y.L. Kim, P. Pradhan, H. Subramanian, Y. Liu, M.H. Kim, and V. Backman, “Origin of low-coherence enhanced backscattering”,  Optics Letters 31:1459-1461, 2006.


18. Y.L. Kim, Y. Liu, V.M. Turzhitsky, H.K. Roy, R.K. Wali, H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, and V. Backman, “Low-coherence enhanced backscattering of light: Review of principles and applications for colon cancer screening”,  Journal of Biomedical Optics 11:041125, 2006.


17. M.P. Siegel, Y.L. Kim, H.K. Roy, R.K. Wali, and V. Backman, “Assessment of blood supply in superficial tissue using polarization gated elastic light scattering spectroscopy”,  Applied Optics 45:335-342, 2006.


16. Y. Liu, X. Li, Y.L. Kim, and V. Backman, “Elastic backscattering spectroscopic microscopy”,  Optics Letters 30:2445-2447, 2005.


15. H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, Y.L. Kim, Y. Liu, X. Li, and V. Backman, “Modeling low-coherence enhanced backscattering using Monte Carlo simulation”,  Applied Optics 45:6292-6300, 2006.


14. Y.L. Kim, Y. Liu, V.M. Turzhitsky, R.K. Wali, H.K. Roy, and V. Backman, “Depth-resolved low-coherence enhanced backscattering in tissue”,  Optics Letters 30:741-743, 2005.


13. Y.L. Kim, Y. Liu, H.K. Roy, R.K. Wali, and V. Backman, “Low-coherent backscattering spectroscopy for tissue characterization”,  Applied Optics 44:366-377, 2005.


12. S.H. Tseng, Y.L. Kim, A. Taflove, D. Maitland, V Backman, and J.T. Walsh, “Simulation of enhanced backscattering of light by numerically solving Maxwell’s equations without heuristic approximations”,  Optics Express 13:3666-3672, 2005.


11. H.K. Roy, Y.L. Kim, R. K. Wali, Y. Liu, J. Koetsier, A. Kromine, D. P. Kunte, M. J. Goldberg, and V. Backman, “Spectral markers in preneoplastic intestinal mucosa: An accurate predictor of tumor risk in the MIN mouse”,  Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 14(7):1639-1645, 2005.


10. K. Chen, A. Taflove, Y.L. Kim, and V. Backman, “Self-assembled patterns of nanospheres with symmetries from submicrons to centimeters”,  Applied Physics Letters 86:033101, 2005.


9. Y. Liu, Y.L. Kim, X. Li, and V. Backman, “Investigation of depth selectivity of polarization gating for tissue characterization”,  Optics Express 13:601-611, 2005.


8. Y.L. Kim, Y. Liu, V. M. Turzhitsky, H.K. Roy, R.K. Wali, and V. Backman, “Coherent backscattering spectroscopy”,  Optics Letters 29:1906-1908, 2004.


7. Y. Liu, Y.L. Kim, and V. Backman, “Development of a novel bioengineered tissue model and its application in the investigation of the depth selectivity of polarization-gating”,  Applied Optics 44:2288-2299, 2005.


6. R.K. Wali, H.K. Roy, Y.L. Kim, Y. Liu, J.L. Koetsier, D.P. Kunte, M.J. Goldberg, V. Turzhitsky, and V. Backman, “Increased microvascular blood content is an early event in colon carcinogenesis”,  Gut 54:654-660, 2005.


5. H.K. Roy, Y. Liu, R. K. Wali, Y.L. Kim, A.K. Kromine, M.J. Goldberg, and V. Backman, “Four-dimensional elastic light-scattering fingerprints as preneoplastic markers in the rat model of colon carcinogenesis”,  Gastroenterology 126:1071-1081, 2004.


4. H.K. Roy, P. Iversen, J. Hart, Y. Liu, J.L. Koetsier, Y.L. Kim, D.P. Kunte, M. Madugula, V. Backman, and R.K. Wali, “Down-regulation of SNAIL suppresses MIN mouse tumorigenesis: Modulation of apoptosis, proliferation and fractal dimension”,  Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 3:1159-1165, 2004.


3. Y.L. Kim, J.T. Walsh, T.K. Goldstick, and M.R. Glucksberg, “Variation of corneal refractive index with hydration”,  Physics in Medicine and Biology 49:859-868, 2004.


2. Y.L. Kim, Y. Liu, R.K. Wali, H.K. Roy, M.J. Goldberg, A.K. Kromine, K. Chen, and V. Backman, “Simultaneous measurement of angular and spectral properties of light scattering for characterization of tissue microarchitecture and its alteration in early precancer”,  IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 9:243-256, 2003.


1. Y.L. Kim, J.T. Walsh, and M.R. Glucksberg, “Phase-slope and group-dispersion calculations in the frequency domain by simple optical low-coherence reflectometry”,  Applied Optics 42:6959-6966, 2003.



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