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Choi, Myunghwan

Associate Professor

최명환

Associate Professor

Choi, Myunghwan

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Research
Biophysics Neurobiology
We use light as a tool to understand and manipulate living nervous system, aiming to address pressing problems in neuroscience. Specifically, we are focusing on understanding myelin dynamics and taste system. We take multidisciplinary approaches integrating optics, engineering, and neuroscience.
Education/Career/Awards
Education
  • - 2006 – 2010 Ph.D. in Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST
  • - 2003 – 2006 B.S. in Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST
Career
  • - 2020 – present Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University
  • - 2016 – present Associate Editor, Optics Express
  • - 2015 – present Participating faculty, Center for Neuroscience and Imaging Research, IBS
  • - 2015 – 2020 Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University
  • - 2011 – 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Publications
  1. Jo Y, Kwon J, Kim M, Choi W, Choi M*. Microsphere-based interferometric optical probe. Nature Communications 2018
  2. Kwon J, Kim M, Park H, Kang B, Jo Y, Kim JH, James O, Yun SH, Kim SG, Suh M, Choi M*. Label-free nanoscale optical metrology on myelinated axons in vivo. Nature Communications 2017
  3. Choi M, Choi JW, Kim S, Nizamoglu S, Hahn SK, Yun SH. Light-guiding hydrogels for cell-based sensing and optogenetic synthesis in vivo. Nature Photonics 2013
  4. Choi M, Ku T, Chung K, Yoon J, Choi C. Minimally invasive molecular delivery into the brain using optical modulation of vascular permeability. PNAS 2011