Jungsoo Kim: engineer and scientist*

Understand the fundamental nature of phenomenons and matters

Solve challenging problems with global impacts

Do good for the better world

*: working on it


Currently, I'm a Ph.D. student 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. At 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, swim, examine life (of mine and of others), follow what I can on law and politics, and enjoy music.

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.

"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