Institute for Basic Science
Kim, director of the Institute of Basic Science’s Center for Synaptic Brain Dysfunctions, received the 2018 Asan Award in Basic Medicine for his research on synaptic adhesion proteins. (Photo: Institute for Basic Science)
By studying the proteins involved in neural synapses, Professor Kim Eunjoon seeks to bridge knowledge gaps in the field of brain disorders, potentially paving the way for improved treatments.
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Professor Kim Eunjoon, who demonstrated the principles behind the formation and functions of synapses, has been named the 2018 recipient of the ASAN Award in Medicine.