Florey Neuroscience Seminar Series – Associate Professor Jee Kim

21 November 2019

Event date: 26 November

A translational approach to understand adolescent vulnerability to methamphetamine use: Genetic and cognitive factors

With Associate Professor Jee Kim (Head, Developmental Psychobiology Laboratory, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health)

Date: Tuesday 26th November, 1-2pm

Venue: Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade Parkville

Seminar host: Professor Anthony Hannan (anthony.hannan@florey.edu.au)

More details: For more information on this seminar or upcoming seminars in the series please contact florey-neuroscience-seminars@unimelb.edu.au.

Associate Professor Jee Kim bio:

Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim (BPsychol Hons, PhD) is the Head of Developmental Psychobiology at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. She studies the neurobiology of anxiety and addiction across development in rodents and humans.

One focus is how methamphetamine use in adolescence causes lasting changes in gene expressions in the brain, which may lead to faster transition to methamphetamine-dependence. Her research will identify vulnerable individuals to facilitate tailored therapy to treat methamphetamine use. She has won numerous national and international awards for her ground-breaking work.

Jee completed her undergraduate degree at the University of New South Wales graduating with the prestigious University Medal in Psychology, followed by a PhD from the University of New South Wales. After obtaining her PhD, Jee worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the UNSW, and then the University of Michigan before her appointment at the Florey in 2011. Jee has 60 publications, for which she is the corresponding author to 34. She has over 2000 citations.




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