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  2. About KBRI
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  4. Biography

About KBRI

Biography

Academic career

  • M.S.(1981) & Ph.D.(1984)Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Il, USA
  • M.S.(1979)Dept. of Zoology, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Korea
  • B.S.(1975)Dept. of Zoology, College of Natural Sciences, SNU, Seoul, Korea

Professional career

  • 2015 ~ presentPresident, Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI)
  • 2015 ~ presentDistinguished Professor, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST)
  • 2003 ~ 2013Director, Brain Research Center for 21st Century Frontier Program in Neuroscience
  • 1985 ~ 2014Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences/ Brain and Cognitive Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, SNU
  • 1985Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeon, New York, USA
  • 1985 ~ 2014Post-doctoral, Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Society Activities and Services

  • Academic Society MembershipKorean Society for Molecular and Cell Biology, Korean Brain Society, Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science, Korean Society of Endocrinology, Society for Neuroscience (USA), Endocrine Society (USA) etc.
  • Academic ServiceSecretary General of Asia & Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology (AOSCE, 2000~2003), Regional Council Member of International Neuroendocrinology Federation (INF, 2003-2007) etc.
  • PresidentshipKorean Brain Society (2006-2007), Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science (2008-2009), Korean Society for Integrative Biology (2009-2010), Korean Society of Endocrinology (2013), Korean Society for Molecular & Cellular Biology (2014) etc.
  • Editorial ServiceEditorial Board Member of Progress in Neurobiology (2006-Present), Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology (2006-Present), Neuroendocrinology (2006-Present), Associate Editor of Molecular Reproduction & Development (1997-2007), Editor-in-Chief of Mol. Cells (2000-2003) etc.

Awards

  • Best Paper Award, Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (1991)
  • Fellowship Award, Alexander von Humbolt Foundation (1991)
  • Mogam Bioscience Award, Korean Society for Molecular Biology (1997)
  • Basic Science Award, Korea National Academy of Science (2010)
  • Nikon Award, Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science (2012)
  • Kwanjeong’s Animal Award, Korean Society for Integrative Biology (2013)
  • Best Achievement Award (Life & Marine Sector of National R&D), Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (2015)
  • Ilcheon Award, Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology (2016)

Research Interests

  • Molecular Neuroendocrinology (Hypothalamic GnRH pulse generator)
  • Neurobiology of Prenatal Stress
  • Molecular & Cellular Regulation of Circadian Clock
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