Jungsoo Kim: engineer and scientist*

Solve challenging problems with global impacts

Do good for a better world

*: under training


B.S. in Biological Engineering, College of Engineering, Cornell University

Ph.D. candidate, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Published Research

Kim D, Kim J, Marques J, Grama A, Hildebrand DGC, Gu W, Li JM, Robson, DN. Pan-neuronal calcium imaging with cellular resolution in freely swimming zebrafish. Nature Methods 2017 doi:10.1038/nmeth.4429.


Currently, I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the Deptartment of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With the mentorship from Steve Flavell, I investigate the neural circuits behind complex behaviours in C. elegans—with only 302 neurons, how does it sense, integrate information, learn, and even coordinate long term behaviours?

Right before grad school, I spent one year at Harvard — doing biomedical optics and neurosciecne at Rowland Institute. In Jennifer Li and Drew Robson's lab (RoLi Lab), I contributed to the high speed tracking microscope, which can image the brain activity of a freely swimming zebrafish (the whole brain, cellular resolution).

Prior to that, I was at Cornell, where I learned how to survive long winters and solve difficult problems—primarily in biological contexts (Biological Engineering). While in Ithaca, I was at Melissa Warden's lab, working on imaging/optics projects in neuroscience.

Beside the technical subjects, I like to read, cycle, swim, examine life (of mine and of others), follow what I can on law and politics, and enjoy music.

"The only thing that we can be sure of the future is that it will be absolutely fantastic."

Arthur C. Clarke


[my first name]@mit.edu