- Name: Hyung Joon Kim (Joon), Ph.D.
- Hometown: Busan, South Korea
- Title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Psychiatry and the Holland Regenerative Medicine Program
- The anatomical and functional integrity of the nervous system.
- To understand the human brain diseases using stem cell biology and engineering principles.
- Mitochondria transport, guidance, and myelination in axons.
- Migration and differentiation of neural stem cells.
- Key tools: Microfluidics, functional materials, and neural stem cell biology.
How I fell in love with neurobiology:
The morphological similarity of dendrites in non-living materials and living neurons has inspired me to learn more about the neurobiology.
- Postdoctoral training: Rusty Gage, Ph.D.'s lab at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, Calif.
- Ph.D., materials science and engineering, University of California, Irvine.
- B.S. and M.S., materials science and engineering, POSTECH, South Korea
- Biomedical Engineering Society
- Society for Neuroscience
- International Society for Stem Cell Research
- Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association
Three things people may not know about me:
- I am the best chef for my daughter. I prepare her breakfast and pack her lunch every morning.
- I am a big fan of old school cars such as Integrale Evoluzione II, W124.036, and CTR Yellowbird.
- I had studied phenomenological thermodynamic theory, ferroelectricity and semiconductor processing.