Stuart Kim is professor of developmental biology at Stanford University. He received his BA degree from Dartmouth College in 1979 with majors in chemistry and philosophy. Kim received his Ph.D. from Caltech working with Lee Hood and Barbara Wold. He has worked as a post-doctoral fellow with Bob Horvitz at MIT on C. elegans development. He joined the department of developmental biology at Stanford University in 1989 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 1996 and full professor in 2003. Kim has been a Markey Scholar, a Searle Scholar, and an Ellison Scholar for his research on the genetics of aging. He was awarded the Ho-Am prize in medicine in 2004, the Glenn Award in Aging Research in 2008, and was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012. He is an editor of PLOS Genetics, is on the National Science Advisory Council for the American Federation for Aging Research, and has been on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Buck Institute, Novato, California and for Elysium Health.