Kim is an expert on the study of muscle catabolism and other neuromuscular changes related to aging, diseases (e.g. cancer cachexia), exercise, nutrition (e.g. caloric restriction or high caloric diets) and physical function.
Panton is an expert on the effects of strength training on strength, body composition, and functional outcomes of healthy elderly adults and chronically diseased populations. Her most recent research has focused on the effects of strength training in women with Fibromyalgia, individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Breast Cancer Survivors. A 2018 article she co-wrote for The Conversation on the benefits of weight training for breast cancer survivors was reprinted in multiple publications including the Washington Post and Salon.