Principal Investigator

Young-Gyun Park, Ph.D.

YG received his B.S. from KAIST in 2006 and his Ph.D. from KAIST in 2011. He completed postdoctoral training at KAIST, Friedrich-Miescher Institute (Switzerland), and MIT.
Outside of the lab, he loves to spend time with his kids. He also tries to find time for swimming and movie-watching.



Ph.D. Student

Minsung Kim

Minsung earned his B.S. at the Division of Biotechnology of Korea University. He is interested in research in neuroscience and cell engineering. His goal is to develop new treatments for neurological disorders by understanding the interactions between neurons and discovering new neural circuits. In his spare time, he enjoys walking along the street and watching Netflix.



Taeyeon Weon

Taeyeon graduated from Korea University with a B.S. in Bioscience in 2021. In 2023, he graduated from KAIST with an M.S. in Bio and Brain Engineering. He has a deep interest in the personal difference of the memory. He enjoys music and photography in his spare time.



Sehun Kim

Sehun earned his B.S. at the Department of Life Sciences of GIST. He is curious about how individual neurons interact with each other to make a comprehensive judgment. Based on the understanding of the human brain, he is looking for a way to help patients who suffer from neurological diseases. When he takes a rest, he likes keeping track of his daily thoughts and playing the guitar.



Cho Hyun Byun, M.S.

Cho Hyun has received her bachelor’s degree at Korea University in 2017 and her master’s degree at Korea University in 2019. After her master’s, she worked as a research assistant at Korea University until 2021 and is currently a Ph.D. student at NBML. In her spare time, Cho likes to read a good thriller novel and bake desserts. 




Master Student

Daye Kim

Daye received two B.E degrees in Software Convergence and Industrial Engineering from Kyung Hee University in 2023. Her profound passion lies in the field of Neuroscience, and she wants to demystify the brain network using computational techniques. She greatly admires individuals who share a similar thirst for knowledge and enthusiastically embrace valuable challenges. Beyond her academic pursuits, Daye finds joy in playing the violin. 



Jounghyo Lee

Jounghyo obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from the University of Hong Kong Science and Technology (HKUST). She is passionate about exploring the fascinating realm of neuroscience and discovering new treatments for neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. Her ultimate ambition is to become a scientist who not only advances the field of neuroscience but also makes a positive impact on society. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels, staying active at the gym, and playing the piano.



Ela li Maizel

Ela li holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. Her passion lies in comprehending the complexities of the human brain to aid those dealing with neurological disorders. During her leisure hours, she enjoys reading, staying active through exercise, and talking with her family.



Chaiyoung Seo

Chaiyoung earned her B.S. degree in Biology at UCLA with a minor in bioinformatics. With a passion for bioinformatics and neuroscience, she wants to innovate neurodegenerative disease treatment through advanced brain analysis. In her free time, she finds joy in caring for her cat.



Somi Lee

Somi received her B.S. in Psychology at the University of Utah and has worked as a research coordinator and analyst at Huntsman Mental Health Institute. As someone with a great interest and passion in understanding the brain mechanism of various neurological and psychiatric illnesses, she hopes to continue to gain hands-on experiences in neuroscientific and bioengineering research. In her free time, Somi enjoys skiing, hiking, and watching movies.



Hyuntae Jeong

Hyuntae finished his Bachelor’s degree at KONYANG univ. Department of Bio-Medical Engineering. He has a lot of interest study of EEG signals within the cortex. His long-term research goal is to become a brain network expert.



Surayouth Phuksawattanachai (Mo)

Mo earned his B.S. at KAIST Bio and Brain Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. He is interested in research involving neuroscience and engineering, particularly on the topic of brain mapping. He believes that the implementation of novel techniques in brain mapping will ultimately solve the mysteries of the brain, thus, leading to advanced disease therapies.



Lab Administrator

Yeon-Kyung Kim

Yeon-Kyung is working in the laboratory in administrative affairs. She is prettier in person than in the photo.



Post Undergraduate Researcher

Hyeongryool Park

Hyeongryool earned his B.S. at the Department of Mechanical Convergence Engineering of Gyeongsang National University. While working at a healthcare company developing digital pathology scanners, he has found interest in neuropathology scanning methods and image processing techniques. He believes in the potential of deep learning-based neuroimaging techniques for tackling unsolved corners of neurological diseases.

In his spare time, he likes to clear his mind by doing laps at a swimming pool and brushing up on his saxophone skills.



Undergraduate Researcher

Kibriyanur Abdugafarova

Kibriyanur is a third-year student from Kazakhstan double majoring in bio-brain engineering and chemistry at KAIST. She is interested in neurodegenerative diseases and wishes to contribute to the development of potential medications for diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and depression. In her spare time, she is a podcast enthusiast and enjoys running, hiking, and reading books.



Hamin Park

Hamin is a 4th-year undergraduate student in the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering at KAIST. Her primary area of interest lies in Bioimaging technology. Her long-term goal is to understand the neural networks that contribute to brain function and resolve Brain disorders. In her spare time, she likes to go for a walk or spend time in a cafe.



Apphia Kezia Ricaforte Trillo

Apphia is currently an undergraduate student majoring in Biological Sciences at KAIST, and she is interested in understanding the various mechanisms behind neurodegenerative diseases and finding ways to effectively treat and manage them. In her free time, she likes to go out with my friends or watch a good movie at home.



Suyeon Jeon

Suyeon is a 3rd-year undergraduate student in the Division of Biotechnology at the Korea University. She is interested in the study of diseases caused by brain damage. Her long-term goal is to treat the various diseases at the cellular level. Out of study, she loves to watch a movie or listen to music.



Sangbin Yoo

Sangbin is a 3rd year undergraduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Chungnam National Univ. His long-term goal is to improve public health standards by unveiling neuron networks in the human brain and brain-associated viruses. In his spare time, he enjoys walking along the street and park.




Ratna Aditya Apsari, Master student, 2021-2024.

Wonjin Cho, Undergraduate researcher and Master student, 2020-2024.

Na-Kyung Lee, Master student and post-master researcher, 2021-2024.

Veronika Brusilova, Master student, 2021-2023.

Current position: R&D Planning Team, SillaJen Inc.

Aditya Hernowo, MD, Ph.D., Post-doctorate associate, 2021-2023.

Current position: (1) CEO, Hyperscope Ltd.; (2) Neuroanatomist, School of Medicine, Indonesian Islamic University.

Thananya Charoenpattarawut (Fai), Undergraduate student, 2021-2022.

Current position: MSc/PhD, International Max Planck Research School for The Mechanisms of Mental Function and Dysfunction (Neuroscience)

Hyunwoo Jang, Post-master researcher, Summer 2021.

Current position: Ph.D. Candidate, Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Michigan



Past Members

Taehun Jo, Spring-Summer 2023.

Gahyun Kwon, TryBBE Summer Intern, Summer 2023.

Min-young Lee, TryBBE Summer Intern, Summer 2023.

Minju Kim, Undergraduate Intern, 2023.

Yujin Park, Undergraduate Intern, 2023.

Benedict Reve Delmo, Undergraduate Intern, 2023.

Thanakrit Wongsatit (Austin), Undergraduate Intern, 2022.

Yejin Kim, Undergraduate Intern, 2021-2022.

Ipsita Singh, Undergraduate Intern, Spring 2021.

Isabel Crisostomo, Undergraduate Intern, Spring 2021.

Yongtae Kim, Undergraduate Intern, Spring 2021.

Jan Brey Espia, High school intern, 2022.