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Jaewon Ko (고재원)

  • Address.
     Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Building E4, Daegu, 42988, Korea
     Room 510 (office)/Room 520, 521 (lab), 333 Techno jungang-daero, Hyeonpung-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, 42988, Korea
  • Phone.
    (82)-53-785-6154 (office); (82)-53-785-6163/6164/6165 (lab)
  • Fax.
    (82)-53-785-6109
  • E-mail.
    jaewonko@dgist.ac.kr

Educational Background

  • 1996.03 - 2000.02 Dept. of Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), B.S. (이학사)
  • 2000.03 - 2002.02 Dept. of Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), M.S. (이학석사)
  • 2002.03 - 2005.02 Dept. of Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Ph.D. (이학박사)

Research Career

  • 2005.03 - 2007.10  Dept.of Biological Sciences, KAIST, Postdoctoral Fellow (자연과학연구소 연수연구원)
  • 2007.11 - 2008.05  Dept. of Neuroscience, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Research Fellow (박사후연구원)
  • 2008.06 - 2011.08  Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Researcher (박사후연구원)
  • 2011.09 - 2015.02  Dept. of Biochemistry, Yonsei University (연세대학교 생화학과), Assistant Professor (조교수)
  • 2014.03 - 2017.01  Dept. of Psychiatry, Yonsei University College of Medicine(연세대학교 의과대학 정신과학교실), Adjunct Professor(겸임교수)
  • 2015.03 - 2017.01  Dept. of Biochemistry, Yonsei University (연세대학교 생화학과), Associate Professor (부교수)
  • 2017.02 - 2018.08  Dept. of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (대구경북과학기술원 뇌인지과학전공),                                       Associate Professor (with tenure) (부교수, 정년보장)
  • 2018.09 - present   Dept. of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (대구경북과학기술원 뇌인지과학전공),                                       Professor (교수)

Awards and Honors (selected)

  • 2017 - Best Academic Award (최우수 학술상), Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (대구경북과학기술원)
  • 2017 - Founding Member of Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology (Y-KAST; 한국차세대과학기술한림원 창립멤버), The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (한국과학기술한림원)
  • 2016 - Presidential Young Scientists Award [Life Science Category] (대통령 포상 젊은과학자상 [생명과학 4군]), The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (한국과학기술한림원) & Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning (미래창조과학부)
  • 2016 - 30 Young Scientists Award (한국을 빛낼 젊은 과학자 30인), POSTECH (포항공과대학교) & Dong-A Ilbo (동아일보)
  • 2014 - Carl Zeiss Young Neuroscientist Award, The Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science (한국뇌신경과학회)
  • 2014 - JNS Travel Award, The Japan Neuroscience Society (일본뇌신경과학회)
  • 2014 - Asan Award in Medicine (아산의학상 젊은의학자상 [Basic Medicine Category]), The Asan Foundation (아산사회복지재단)
  • 2014 - BLUE Ribbon Lectureship (블루리본강연상), KSMCB (한국분자세포생물학회)
  • 2013 - Frontier Science Award (한림선도과학자), The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (한국과학기술한림원)
  • 2011 - Junior Faculty Fellowship Award (포스코 청암펠로우 신진교수부문), Posco TJ Park Foundation (포스코 청암재단)
  • 2010 - Outstanding Research Award, Association of Korean Neuroscientists (AKN)
  • 2008 - Long-term Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Human Frontier Science Program Organization (LT00021/2008-L)
  • 2007 - Agarwal Award (1st prize), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • 2006 - Outstanding Research Award, Association of Korean Neuroscientists (AKN)

Editorial Board

  • 2018 - present   Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience (Associate Editor)
  • 2018 - present   Experimental Neurobiology (Associate Editor; Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Section)
  • 2017 - present   Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience (Associate Editor)

Positions available

We are currently seeking talented and motivated postdoctoral candidates and researchers who are passionate about science and fascinated by synapses, neural circuits, and cell biology of neurons. Candidates should have strong background in cell biology, high-resolution imaging (two-photon), electrophysiology, mouse genetics, or biochemistry. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and three reference letters to Jaewon Ko (jaewonko@dgist.ac.kr)