Broadly, I am intrigued by our brains’ ability to adapt to new experiences, especially in the context of visual learning. As a graduate student in the lab, I would like to explore the neuromolecular substrates of perceptual learning and how such plasticity couples with social cognitive processes. With my research, I also hope to advance our knowledge of neurodiversity in psychiatric conditions such as autism. Before graduate school, I worked as a research assistant at Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Lab and Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at Weill Cornell.
I am from Seoul, and I got my Bachelor’s degree from UChicago. Outside of lab, I enjoy baking, golfing, and volunteering for special needs groups in the community. I started playing the violin at six and once published a poetry book for children.
Yoga, singing, and photography