CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Hyungmin Kim

Location
Zoom
Dates
Thursday 7 July 2022 (13:00-14:00)
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These seminars are free to attend and are open to all, both within and outside the University. Please register your interest to attend using the link above.

We are delighted to announce that the Centre for Human Brain Health (CHBH) will welcome Dr Hyungmin Kim, Principal Research Scientist at Bionics Research Center, Biomedical Research Division, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), and Lab Lead at the Therapeutic Ultrasound and Neural Engineering Lab (TUNNEL), to present a hybrid CHBH Seminar, taking place on Thursday 7th July, 13:00-14:00. 

If you wish to attend in person or remotely, you can register your interest using the link above.

Recent Updates in Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation

Abstract

Non-pharmacological and non-invasive neuromodulation of selective brain areas would provide unprecedented opportunities in neuroscience and neurotherapeutics. Low-intensity focused ultrasound (LIFU) has emerged as a novel neuromodulation modality with its exquisite spatial selectivity and depth penetration compared to conventional non-invasive neuromodulation methods, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial current stimulation (tCS). LIFU in pulsed mode also provides bi-modal (both excitatory and suppressive) neuromodulation capability. In this talk, I will present various region-specific FUS-mediated neuromodulatory effects that have been demonstrated on animal species (rodents, rabbits, sheep, and primates) and humans. The evidence of successful neuromodulation will be given by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electrophysiological recordings (EEG/EMG), positron emission tomography (PET), and direct behavioral responses. I will also introduce some of our recent research on LIFU-mediated neuromodulation at KIST.

Speaker Biography

Hyungmin Kim received a B.S. and M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. Then, he entered the medical industry and developed medical and dental imaging software and surgical navigation systems at Cybermed, Inc., Seoul, Korea, for six years. He continued to receive a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, in 2011, while serving as a research scientist at Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics, Bern, Switzerland. He also served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He is currently serving as a principal research scientist at the Bionics Research Center under the Biomedical Research Division, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, Korea, and a professor at the Division of Bio-Medical Science & Technology, University of Science and Technology, Korea. His current research interests lie in neuromodulation, brain-machine interface, and image-guided therapy.

These seminars are free to attend and are open to all, both within and outside the University. Please register your interest to attend using the link above.

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