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.). For more info on my work from grad school, please see the following news coverage: Scientific American, MIT News.

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
Cell 2023

Adam A. Atanas*, Jungsoo Kim*, Ziyu Wang, Eric Bueno, McCoy Becker, Di Kang, Jungyeon Park, Talya S. Kramer, Flossie K. Wan, Saba Baskoylu, Ugur Dag, Elpiniki Kalogeropoulou, Matthew A. Gomes, Cassi Estrem, Netta Cohen, Vikash K. Mansinghka, 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