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Shinjae Chung, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

University of Pennsylvania

Shinjae received her B.S. from Korea University in Seoul and her Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine.  During her graduate work with Dr. Olivier Civelli, she studied the functional roles of neuropeptides and GPCRs. In particular, she characterized the function of the melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) system on reward and psychiatric disorders. Then she moved to UC Berkeley to work with Dr. Yang Dan to study neural circuits underlying sleep control using cutting-edge systems neuroscience techniques. She is now an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. In her new lab, she plans to study neural circuits underlying sleep control and how they are inter-connected with circuits involved in emotional regulation in health and disease.


Hanna Antila

Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D., Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Helsinki, 2016

Sigrid Juselius Fellow

 


John Maurer

Graduate Student

PGG, University of Pennsylvania

 

 

 


Alyssa Wiest

Graduate Student

PGG, University of Pennsylvania

 

 


Justin Baik

Research Specialist

B.A., Physics, UC Berkeley, 2017

Justin received his B.A. in Physics with honors from UC Berkeley. Before joining our lab, he was named Haas Scholar and worked on optogenetic control of bats in Yartsev lab.

 


Iris Kwak

Research Specialist

University of Pennsylvania

 

 


Ivan Covarrubias

Research Specialist

University of Pennsylvania

CURF Recipient

 


Alexa Pisciotti

Undergraduate Student

University of Pennsylvania

 

 


Angela Yang

Undergraduate Student

University of Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

 

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