Actin filaments in cholesterol-treated neurons, replated to Lee et al., PNAS (2020).
Her research interest spans axonal development and neural responses to injury.
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Dong-A University College of Medicine (Link) Director, Department of Translational Biomedical Sciences, Dong-A University Graduate School (Link) BrainKorea21Plus Program, Graduate School (Link)
1999 - 2003 Seoul National University, South Korea BS, Biological Sciences 2003 - 2005 Seoul National University, South Korea MS, Biological Sciences (Adivisor: Dongeun Park, PhD) 2006 - 2012 Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA PhD, Molecular Cell Biology (Adivisor: Aaron DiAntonio, MD,PhD) (Link)
2012 - 2015 Postdoctoral Research Scholar Department of Developmental Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA (Adivisor: Aaron DiAntonio, MD,PhD) (Link) 2015 - 2018 Senior Researcher School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University, South Korea (Adivisor: Dongeun Park, PhD) 2018 - 2019 Research Professor Department of Life Sciences, Korea University, South Korea (Advisor: Yongcheol Cho, PhD) (Link)
Awards and Grants
2020 – 2024 Young Researcher Program “Identification of ligands and receptors in the axon regeneration pathway after nerve injury” National Research Foundation of Korea 2019 – 2020 Bridging Research Program “Neural protection by overexpression of Syntaxin13” National Research Foundation of Korea 2017 – 2019 Young Researcher Program “Regulation of neural protection by Syntaxin and axon survival factors” National Research Foundation of Korea 2015 – 2018 Korea Research Fellowship “Understanding regulatory mechanisms of axon regeneration and improving nerve repair” National Research Foundation of Korea 2015 – 2016 McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, Postdoctoral Fellowship Washington University, USA 2013 – 2015 Spinal Cord Injury Research Fellowship Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation, Austria/UK (Link) 2013 Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Medical Scientist Fellow Washington University, Recognizing superior achievement in biomedical research 2012 Barbara Jakschik Award Washington University, Recognizing excellence in metabolic regulation research 2009 Rita Levi-Montalcini Prize Washington University, Recognizing outstanding research presentation 2003 Graduation with highest distinction (summa cum laude) School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University, South Korea