Seung-Nam Kim, PhD

Dongguk University, Department of Meridian and Acupoint, College of Korean Medicine, Goyang, Republic of Korea.

Dr. Seung-Nam Kim is an assistant professor in the Department of Meridian and Acupoint at Dongguk University in Goyang, Republic of Korea. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Korean Medicine from Kyung Hee University. Dr. Kim received his Master’s degree from Kyung Hee University and studied acupuncture effect and underlying mechanism in Parkinson’s disease rodent model.

He received his Ph.D. in Korean Medicine from Kyung Hee University via research accomplishment in studying synergic effect of acupuncture and levodopa as well as beneficial effect on levodopa-induced dyskinesia.

Dr. Kim joined the Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior in New York Rockefeller University as a postdoctoral fellow and researched epigenetic modification in traumatic brain injury and neurodevelopment under the supervision of Donald W Pfaff. He completed his postdoctoral work at Department of Cell and Development of Biology at New York Weill Cornell Medical College, and studied effect and neurodevelopment of noncoding RNA as well as effect of microRNA in mood disorders under supervision of Dr. Tao Sun. After his postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Kim was appointed to the Department of Meridian and Acupoint at Dongguk University in 2016 as an Assistant Professor.

Current research in the Kim’s lab emphasizes the acupuncture effect in brain diseases, local response of acupuncture points, and neurodevelopment of noncoding RNAs.

Dr. Kim is also affiliated as a reviewer in Korean Journal of Acupuncture.

Terms of Appointment: March 2018 - March 2020