Professor Yong-Ku Kim graduated in Medicine from the Korea University, College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea in 1987. He received his master degree in 1991 and PhD in Psychiatry in 1998, both from Department of Psychiatry, Korea University. His professional activities extend beyond the area of pure clinical or research work. He has well over 170 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and twenty book chapters in the area of biological psychiatry. He is currently on the editorial boards of some leading academic journals in the field of neurobiology, including Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, Psychiatry Investigation, World Journal Psychiatry, Annals of Depression and Anxiety, and Psychiatry Journal. He has mainly conducted research in psychoimmunology, biological marker of suicide, genetic polymorphism in biological psychiatry.