Jee Hyun Kim

University of Melbourne, Australia

Jee Hyun Kim is a behavioural neuroscientist studying basic neural mechanisms underlying mental disorders and their treatments. Kim received the Ph.D. degree in May 2008 (conferral: September) for research in extinction of conditioned fear with Professor Richardson from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Paddington, NSW, Australia. In 2009, Kim moved to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, to continue the postdoctoral training with Professor Stephen Maren and Associate Professor Joshua Berke. Kim's specialty involved single-unit recordings simultaneously from different brain regions in freely behaving rats. In 2012, Kim has been awarded a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) as a sole CI and an NHMRC project grant as a CIB. Kim is currently a DECRA Fellow at Florey Department of Neurosciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia. Despite being an early career researcher, Kim published (or been accepted for publication) 17 journal articles (12 first; 11 corresponding) and 3 book chapters (1 first; 1 last; 2 corresponding) in the last 6 years. The majority of journal articles were published in high impact-factor journals including the Journal of Neuroscience, Biological Psychiatry, Cerebral Cortex, and Neuropsychopharmacology. Internationally, Kim has received International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP) Dissertation Award (2009); ISDP Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award (2007); ISDP John Wiley Best Poster Award (2007). Nationally Kim received Australian Psychological Society (APS) Prize for Excellence in Ph.D. thesis in psychology (2008); Australian Postgraduate Award (2005-08); APS Prize for the best performance in Psychology Honors (2004); institutionally Kim received UNSW U-Committee Award for Research Excellence in Science (2010) and the University Medal in Psychology (2004).

Biography Updated on 30 October 2012

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