B.A. Psychology Department of Psychology, Seoul National University(1985-1989)
M.A. Biopsychology Department of Psychology, Seoul National University(1990-1992)
Ph.D. Neuroscience Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience (NUIN)
Department of Neurobiology & Physiology, Evanston, IL, USA.(1993-1998)
- Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Biology Brandeis University, MA, USA(1998-2003)
- Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Neurobiology Harvard Medical School, MA, USA (2003-2006)
- Senior Research Scientist, PI Center for Neural Science, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
My research interests are to reveal such neuronal connections & circuits as a mechanism for sensation/perception. In the past I have studied connections from thalamus to the sensory cortices in vivo. Currently I’m focusing on the study of intra-cortical circuits in vivo, using a combination of electrophysiological and imaging techniques. A part of my research interests covers a reality check of the known perceptual rules in awake behaving animals.
Lee, C., Chung, S., Kim, J., and Park, J. (1991) Auditory-facilitation of visually-guided saccades, Society for Neuroscience Abstract 17:862.
Chung, S. and Ferster, D. (1998) Strength and orientation tuning of the thalamic input to simple cells revealed by electrically evoked cortical suppression, Neuron, 20: 1177-1189. [PDF]
Hempel, C.M., Sugino, S., Chung, S. and Nelson, S.B. (2000) Multi-unit spike-triggered averaging: a method for probing synaptic physiology in the vertebrate CNS, Society for Neuroscience Abstract 23:1967.
Chung, S., Li X., and Nelson S.B. (2002) Short-term depression at thalamocortical synapses contributes to rapid Adaptation of cortical sensory responses in vivo. Neuron, 34: 437-446. [PDF / previewby Nicolelis]
Van Hooser, S.D, Heimel, J.A., Chung, S., Nelson, S.B., and Toth, L.J. (2005) Orientation selectivity without orientation maps in visual cortex of a hightly visual mammal. Journal of Neuroscience, 25: 19-28. [PDF]
Ohki, K, Chung, S, Ch’ng, Y.H., Kara, P., and Reid, R.C. (2005) Functional imaging with cellular resolution reveals precise micro-architecture in visual cortex. Nature 433: 597-603. [PDF]
Van Hooser, S.D., Heimel, J.A., Chung, S., and Nelson, S.B. (2006) Lack of patchy horizontal connectivity in primary visual cortex of a mammal without orientation maps. Journal of Neuroscience 26(29): 7680-7692. [PDF]
Ohki, K., Chung, S., Kara, P., Hbener, M., Bonhoeffe, T., and Reid, R.C. (2006) Highly ordered arrnagement of single neurons in orientation pinwheels. Nature 442:925-928. [PDF]