Peter S. Kim (b. April 1958) - currently the Virginia & D.K. Ludwig Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford University, he founded the Peter Kim Lab at Stanford, where he is "studying the mechanism of viral membrane fusion and its inhibition by drugs and antibodies. We are also interested in creating vaccines against infectious agents and discovering new cancer immunotherapy agents."
He is credited with HIV/AIDS research and designed compounds that stop membrane fusion by HIV in order to prevent it from infecting cells - pioneering efforts to develop an HIV vaccine.
Dr. Kim also served as the President of Merck Research Laboratories from 2003 to 2013
Peter S. Kim