In-Jeong Kim earned her graduate degree in Animal Science from Kon-Kuk University in Seoul, Korea, in 1992. She completed her Ph.D. in Veterinary PathoBiology (Veterinary Immunology) in 1999 from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Minnesota. In-Jeong first came to Trudeau Institute as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Marcia Blackman from 1999 until 2004. She continued her research at Trudeau as Research Scientist until 2008 and was involved studying the host immune controls and mechanisms of murine gamma-herpes virus-68 latency.
In 2016 In-Jeong rejoined the Trudeau Research Network as a Senior Research Scientist. Her current work as a viral immunologist with academic research training emphasizes host immune control of acute and chronic virus infections (i.e. influenza virus, murine gammaherpesvirus-68 and other B-lymphotropic viruses), as well as developing vaccine and therapies for infectious diseases. Prior to joining Trudeau Research Network, she was developed pre-clinical and clinical assays for vaccine research projects and provided cross-functional support for other vaccine-based projects including safety and potency studies in a non-GLP environment in a biopharmaceutical industry setting.