Hyunsuk Shim, PhD


Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences

1701 Uppergate Drive
Suite 5008

Phone: (404) 778-4564

Email: hshim@emory.edu

Dr. Shim has emerged as one of Georgia’s most promising biomedical researchers and has been recognized as a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar and a member of the Council of Distinguished Investigators of the Academy of Radiology Research. She leads Emory University’s NCI Quantitative Imaging Network team, which is working on groundbreaking research on glioblastoma using high resolution/high speed volumetric MR spectroscopic imaging (MRSI). She also serves on the Molecular Pharmacology & Systems Graduate Program Executive Committee.


  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

Dr. Shim has a diverse range of expertise in MR spectroscopy, PET chemistry, cancer biology, and pharmacology. Her research focuses on chemokine CXCR12 and its receptor CXCR4 in cancer invasion/metastasis, and she has led an interdisciplinary research team to discover a series of diverse, potent anti-CXCR4 molecules. In addition, her research team has developed an advanced MRSI technique combined with a multi-modality imaging platform to assess how glioblastomas are responding to therapies by quantitatively measuring metabolic processes.