Members

Principal Investigator

Young-Gyun Park, Ph.D.
ygpark12@kaist.ac.kr

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.

 

 

Post-doctoral Associate

Aditya Hernowo, M.D., Ph.D.

hernowo@kaist.ac.kr

Aditya (or Adit) obtained his M.D. from Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia) in 2005 and his Ph.D. from University of Groningen (Netherlands) in 2012. He did neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at Michigan State University, became clinical neuroscientist at University of Malaya Neurosurgical Division, and then worked as ocular imaging consultant at Haryo Eye Clinic in Yogyakarta.

Adit loves his scientific sessions with his sons after work, as well as being in the kitchen cooking old and new recipes alike.

 

 

Ph.D. Student

Ratna Aditya Apsari

ratna@kaist.ac.kr

Ratna is an Integrated M.S.-Ph.D student at the KAIST Program of Brain and Cognitive Engineering. She graduated with a B.S. in Physics from University of Indonesia, Indonesia. Her biggest motivation in studying the brain is to find more effective ways to diagnose and treat brain-related illnesses, so that people would not have to suffer so much from their mental or neurodegenerative diseases, or from the side-effects of their treatment.

In her spare time, she likes spending it by hanging out with friends or family, reading, or playing video games.

 

 

Cho Hyun Byun, M.S.

ch.byun@kaist.ac.kr

Cho 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

Minsung Kim

msmskim0702@gmail.com

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

 

 

Wonjin Cho

cerdonis_cho@kaist.ac.kr

Wonjin earned his B.S. at the Department of Biological Sciences of UNIST. He is eager to gather knowledge from various fields of neuroscience, and understand the human mind in the long run. His goal is to develop neuroscientific tools to help mankind transcend their own limits. Besides doing science, he is interested in providing good care for his reptilian pets.

 

 

Sehun Kim

sehun6215@kaist.ac.kr

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 judgement. 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.

 

 

Na-Kyung Lee

eggtk111@gmail.com

Na-Kyung earned her B.S. degree from Design and Human Factors Engineering department at UNIST in 2016. While working in a Korean sportswear company as a Biomechanical researcher, she has built up her desire to study relationship between movements and brain and the nervous system.

As a way to refresh herself, she likes working out and exploring diverse activities as well as doing handicrafts.

 

 

Taeyeon Weon

adoptsini@kaist.ac.kr

Taeyeon graduated from Korea University with a B.S. degree in 2021. He majored in Bioscience. He has a deep interest in the personal difference of the memory. He enjoys music and photography in his spare time.

 

 

Veronika Brusilova

verbru@kaist.ac.kr

Veronika is a Master student at KAIST Department of Bio and Brain Engineering. She graduated with B.S. degree from Tampere University in 2020 with major in Physics. She strives to create a healthier world by exploring the unknown corners of the human brain and developing novel techniques for disease prevention and treatment.

In her free time, she is most likely found spending time with her friends or doing yoga.

 

 

Lab Administrator

Sehyung Eum
sheum@kaist.ac.kr

Sehyung is working in the laboratory in administrative affairs.
In her spare time, she spends time with her family at the second house in Geumsan.

 

 

Undergraduate Researcher

 

 

Thanakrit (Austin) Wongsatit

thanakrit_w@kaist.ac.kr

Austin is a 3rd-year undergraduate student at KAIST Department of Bio and Brain Engineering. He loves colorful fluorescence images and strives to reveal novel brain mechanism. During his spare time, he enjoys watching Netflix, birdwatching, and photography.

 

 

Surayouth Phuksawattanachai (Mo)

namo1999@kaist.ac.kr

Mo is a 4th year undergraduate student at KAIST majoring in School of Bio and Brain Engineering and minor in Computer Science. He is interested in research involving neuroscience and engineering, particularly on the topic of brain mapping. I believe that implementation of novel techniques upon the brain mapping will ultimately solve the mysteries of the brain, and thus, leading to advanced disease therapies.

 

 

Hyuntae Jeong

jht0416u@gmail.com

Hyuntae is a 4th year undergraduate student at the 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.

 

 

Thananya (Fai) Charoenpattarawut

thananya.char@kaist.ac.kr

Thananya is a 3rd year undergraduate student at the KAIST Department of Bio and Brain Engineering. She is particularly interested in how memory works because she believes that memories are the cornerstones of our identity. She is determined to unravel the underlying mechanism of the brain to help people live mentally healthy lives. Besides neuroscience, she also loves doing yoga, playing ukulele, and watching Netflix.

 

 

Ye Jin Kim

yejinkimjulia@kaist.ac.kr

Ye Jin is a junior undergraduate in the Bio and Brain department. Her field of interest is neurological basis for higher order neural activities such as cognition and behavior. Aside from work, she enjoys spending time with loved ones or climbing at the sports complex. 

 

 

Highschool Intern

Jan Brey Espia

brey@kaist.ac.kr

Brey is a high school senior from Korea Science Academy of KAIST and is currently taking classes in KAIST as one of the Honors Program students. He is interested in the processes involving the brain and how that translates to specific actions we make and feelings we feel. In order to achieve his dream to be a science communicator, he is also active in the field of journalism and mass communication.

 

 

Alumni

Hyunwoo Jang, Post-master Researcher
(2021.05.01-2021.06.20)