Who We Are
We are neuroscientists who explore the root causes of the behavioral abnormalities that are associated with neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders
What We Do
We investigate how various genetic risk factors interact with environmental risk factors to affect neural circuits and blood-brain barrier, leading to behavioral changes associated with neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. This work has been conducted based on our expertise encompassing mouse genetics, molecular & cellular biology, pharmacology, proteomics, neuroimmunology, anatomy & histology, viral technology, optogenetics, in vivo Ca2+ imaging, electrophysiology, and behavioral studies
Recent Lab News
Sunwhi and Yong-Eun published a method paper in STAR Protocols: "Simultaneous analysis of social behaviors and neural responses in mice using round social arena system"
Yong-Eun and Sunwhi published a method paper in STAR Protocols: "Neural circuit-specific gene manipulation in mouse brain in vivo using split-intein-mediated split-Cre system"
Dr. Eun Bee Cho joined our lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome to Kim lab, Eun Bee!
Sunwhi published a paper in Cell Reports as a cover story for the issue: "Neural Circuit Pathology Driven by Shank3 Mutation Disrupts Social Behaviors"
Our research was highlighted in SPECTRUM
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