May 5, 2020

Welcome Dr. Ferenc (Frank) Deak and Dr. Chung Sub Kim to the Department of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Chung Sub Kim to our faculty as an Assistant Professor and Dr. Ferenc (Frank) Deak, who is officially joining our department as an Associate Professor starting June 1, 2020

Dr. Kim received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Austin and continued his postdoctoral studies in Dr. Daniel Johnston’s group. His research is focused on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying psychiatric disorders. He is investigating the regulation and function of HCN channels in the hippocampus and their roles in depression and the mechanism of action of antidepressants. He brings technically advanced skills including direct recordings of ion channels with cell-attached patches from soma and dendrites.

Dr. Deak received his MD and PhD from Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Tom Südhof at UT Southwestern and received his training in neurodegenerative disorders at the Mayo Clinic before joining the Reynolds Aging Research Center of the University of Oklahoma as an assistant professor. Dr. Deak has focused his research on synaptic neurotransmitter release and plasticity in the aging brain. More specifically, he is investigating molecular regulation of neurotransmission and its defects in dementia. Dr. Deak is the recipient of a recent 5-year NIH R01 grant investigating the role of VAMP1 in synaptic transmission and Alzheimer's dementia.


 

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