A dense block of serotonergic neurons in the DRN. Imaged in 2014 in Warden lab

Solve challenging problems with global impacts

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I am a passionate problem solver with broad interests spanning both humanities and technology. Outside of work, I like to read, cycle/swim, meditate, examine life (of mine and of others), follow what I can on various topics (investing, politics, cooking, macroeconomics, law, etc.), and enjoy music. I love working with people to solve difficult problems and learning about how different organizations, in particular businesses, grow and operate.

Recently, I finished my Ph.D. from the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With my advisor Steve Flavell, I investigate the neural circuits behind behavior in C. elegans using cutting-edge optical, genetic, and computational tools (ML/AI, Bayesian modeling, etc.).

Before grad school, I spent a year doing biomedical optics and systems neuroscience research with Drew Robson & Jennifer Li at the Rowland Institute at Harvard. Prior to that, I was at Cornell, where I learned how to solve difficult problems, primarily in biological context (Biological Engineering). While at Cornell, I worked in Melissa Warden's lab, where I developed serious interest in neuroscience.

"Knowledge cannot be pursued without morality."

-J. Robert Oppenheimer


Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S. in Biological Engineering, College of Engineering, Cornell University

Published Research

Brain-wide representations of behavior spanning multiple timescales and states in C. elegans

Adam A. Atanas*, Jungsoo Kim*, Ziyu Wang, Eric Bueno, McCoy Becker, Di Kang, Jungyeon Park, Cassi Estrem, Talya S. Kramer, Saba Baskoylu, Vikash K. Mansingkha, Steven W. Flavell

* equal contribution

Dissecting the functional organization of the C. elegans serotonergic system at whole-brain scale
Cell 2023

Ugur Dag*, Ijeoma Nwabudike*, Di Kang*, Matthew A. Gomes, Jungsoo Kim, Adam A. Atanas, Eric Bueno, Cassi Estrem, Sarah Pugliese, Ziyu Wang, Emma Towlson, Steven W. Flavell

* equal contribution

Pan-neuronal calcium imaging with cellular resolution in freely swimming zebrafish
Nature Methods 2017

Dal Hyung Kim, Jungsoo Kim, João C Marques, Abhinav Grama, David G C Hildebrand, Wenchao Gu, Jennifer M Li & Drew N Robson