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Sehoon Keum, PhD

Principal Investigator/ Senior research fellow

Associate professor, University of Science & Technology-IBS Campus

Center for Cognition and Sociality

Institute for Basic Science (IBS)

Office:+82-42-878-9115

Email: sdukeum(at)ibs.re.kr

Education and Professional experiences

  • 2018 -               Tenure-track research fellow, IBS

  • 2013 - 2018     Research fellow (Non-tenure), IBS

  • 2011 - 2012      Postdoctoral researcher, UCSF

  • 2010 - 2011      Postdoctoral researcher, Duke University

  • 2010                  PhD in Genetics & Genomics, Duke University 

  • 2000 - 2005    Researcher, Yuhan Pharmaceutical Research Center

  • 2000                 MS in Life Science, POSTECH

  • 1998                  BS in Biology, Hanyang University

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Seungmoon Jung, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher

2019.09 - present

Thalamocortical circuits for affective pain and empathy

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Jiye Choi, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher

2019.09 - present

 

Cortical neural ensembles for affective empathy

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Hyoin Lee, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher

2022.03 - present

Developing novel optogenetics tools for social behaviors

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Eunsu Yoo, MS

Researcher

2021.05 - present

Molecular biology and viral circuit mapping

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Sungjoon Choi, BS

Researcher

2022.03 - present

Mouse genetics and transgenic techniques

Alumni

Hye Lim Cha, MS

Researcher (2019. 4 ~ 2022. 4)

Undergraduate Interns

Dam So/ UST internship (2022.07 - 08)

  • Adolescence stress affecting socio-affective behavior

Juhui An/ UST internship (2022.07 - 08)

  • Social cues influencing observational fear memory​

Jihyo Yun/ IBS-CCS internship (2022.07 - 08)

  • Role of opioid receptors and early life stress in affective empathy​

Sowon Kim/ IBS-CCS internship (2022.01 - 02, 07 - 08)

  • Social isolation in empathic ability​

  • Genetic and environmental factors for emotion recognition

Minji Kwon/ UST internship (2022.01 - 02)

  • Genetic factors regulating empathy-related behaviors

Gilju Han/ UST internship (2020.07 - 08)

  • Behavioral studies with pain killer drugs in observational fear learning 

Jeeyeon Kim/ UST internship (2019.07-08) IBS-CCS internship (2020.01 - 07)

  • OptoSTIM1- mediated optogenetic modulation for observational fear learning

  • Behavioral genetic screen for observational fear learning

Jeeyeon Kim  

Undergraduate research assistant
(2020. 1 ~ 2020.7)

  • Cornell University, class of 2021

Gil Ju Han 

IBS-CCS Summer internship
(2020. 7 ~ 2020. 8)

  • Korea University, class of 2021