Healing the Rift is the culmination of over twenty-five years of Leo Kim's involvement in science and commitment to spirituality. Having completed a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry, he continued with a post-doctoral fellowship at MIT. Leo has over fifty scientific publications and patents, and he has edited a biotechnology book. Several of his publications are referenced in Healing the Rift, specifically in the chapters on evolution and origins of life.
Leo has organized panels for technological predictions. He has performed and managed research in chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, catalysis, information technology, molecular biology, microbiology, and biotechnology. He was a visiting scientist in the Shell United Kingdom biochemical research laboratory, which earlier produced the Noble Prize-winning work of Sir John Cornforth. In the last several years, his interests have included physics and cosmology.
During his involvement with cancer patients, Leo became intrigued with healing, alternative medicine, Eastern traditional spirituality, and spiritual healing modalities. He has performed volunteer work in healing, and he is an on-going student of numerous healing methods.
During the last two decades, Leo was a chief technical officer and executive vice president of research in biotechnology companies. He developed a talent for describing complex technical concepts for executives, marketing groups, and the general public. He is currently the CEO of a venture-capital firm. He has been in contact with thousands of companies, creating cutting-edge science and technologies for our future. His position also requires Leo to distill complex technology into simple, easy-to-comprehend concepts and metaphors. Leo Kim is a popular public speaker with special training in television, radio, newspaper and magazine interviews.
Leo's professional memberships and affiliations include the New York Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and the American Institute of Chemists. He is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Certified Clinical Hypnoanesthesiologist. One of his hypnotherapy healings is described in the book. He has studied with and taken workshops from spiritual healers Depak Chopra and Bernie Siegel featured in Healing the Rift.