Hyunjin Kim, MSc
PhD candidate

He received his Master of science degree from Ajou University, He has been investigating the role of a sugar transporter which is present in the brain through molecular biological approaches. In NAM lab, he is investigating the glia-neuronal metabolic interaction, particularly through glucose and fructose metabolism using various approaches including molecular biology, electrophysiology, imaging, etc.


2019 BSc., Department of Biological Sciences, Ajou University

2021 MSc., Department of Biological Sciences, Ajou University


  • Best poster presentation award at 2023 KIST-ACADEMIA CONFERENCE


  1. Oh JY*, Lee H*, Jang SY, Kim H, Park G, Serikov A, Jang JH, Kim J, Yang S, Sa M, Lee SE, Han YE, Hwang TY, Kim HY, Lee SE, Oh SJ, Kim J, Kim J, Lee CJ, Nam MH#, Park HJ#, Discrete projections from MCH neurons mediate anti-parkinsonian effects of acupuncture, BioRxiv, 2023, DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.07.543987  (#co-corresponding authors)
  2. Ju YH*, Cho J*, Park JY, Kim H, Hong EB, Lee CJ, Chung E, Kim HI#, Nam MH#, Tonic excitation by astrocytic GABA causes neuropathic pain through augmenting neuronal activity and glucose metabolism, Experimental & Molecular Medicine, 2024, Accepted
  3. Kim D*, Ko HY*, Chung JI*, Park YM*, Lee S, Kim SY, Kim J, Chun JH, Han KS, Lee M, Ju YH, Park SJ, Park KD, Nam MH, Kim SH, Shim JK, Park Y, Lim H, Park J, Kim H, Kim S, Park U, Ryu H, Lee SY, Park S, Kang S#, Chang JH#, Lee CJ#, Yun M#, Visualizing Cancer-Originating Acetate Uptake Through MCT1 in Reactive Astrocytes in the Glioblastoma Tumor Microenvironment, Neuro-Oncology, 2024, DOI: 10.1093/neuonc/noad243
  4. Nam MH*, Ko HY*, Kim D*, Lee S, Park YM, Hyeon SJ, Won W, Chung JI, Kim SY, Jo HH, Oh KT, Han YE, Lee GH, Ju YH, Lee H, Kim H, Heo J, Bhalla M, Kim KJ, Kwon J, Stein TD, Kong M, Lee H, Lee SE, Oh SJ, Chun JH, Park MA, Park KD, Ryu H#, Yun M#, Lee CJ#, Visualization reactive astrocyte-neuron interaction in Alzheimer’s disease using 11C-acetate and 18F-FDG, Brain, 2023, DOI: 10.1093/brain/awad037 (selected as Editor's choice)
  5. Yoon HH*, Ye S*, Lim S*, Jo A, Lee H, Hong F, Lee SE, Oh SJ, Kim NR, Kim K, Kim BJ, Kim H, Lee CJ, Nam MH#, Hur JW#, Jeon SR#, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing induces neurological recovery in an A53T-SNCA overexpression rat model of Parkinson's disease, The Crispr Journal, 2022, DOI: 10.1089/crispr.2021.0025 (#co-corresponding authors)