Mar 15 Pharmacology Seminar by Yu Shin Kim

March 15, 2018 by Health System Enterprise Calendar

[Pinn 1-17] Hosted by Bimal Desai, Dr. Yu Shim Kim is an Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Cell Biology, & Anatomy, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

About the Speaker:

Education and Training

PhD in Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Post-Doctoral in Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; MS in Biochemistry, Kangwon National University in South Korea; BS in Biochemistry, Kangwon National University in South Korea

Research Interests

Somatosensory Research:
My research focuses on the function and regulation of sensory modalities including pain, itch, and gentle touch. Special objectives in my research are to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of pain by studying neural circuit activities evoked by pain in basal and disease conditions. Using cell culture models, spinal cord, brain slices, and live animals, coupled with cell biological, biochemical, and electrophysiological techniques and, multi-photon confocal imaging, I am seeking to understand cellular and molecular mechanisms that mediate biological functions, especially for pain, itch and touch.