Professor Kim S. McKim's focus and research interests include understanding the mechanisms of Genetics and Heredity. Since this includes studying DNA repair and how the chromosomes replicated and segregated during cell division, this research has important implications for reproductive biology and cancer. Dr. McKim teaches courses in both basic and advanced Genetic analysis in addition to supervising the research projects of several undergraduates each year. He is a member of the Department of Genetics and Waksman Institute. The goal of the research in his lab is to understand the regulation and assembly of the mitotic and meiotic spindle and chromosome segregation.