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Soo Hyun Park, Ph.D. - Curriculum Vitae

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Soo Hyun Park
Research Fellow
Section on Cognitive Neurophysiology and Imaging
NIMH/NIH
Building 49, Room B1C60
49 Convent Dr., Bethesda, MD 20892 USA 
Tel (office): (301) 451-2651
soohyun.park@nih.gov

EDUCATION

2007-2013
Ph.D. in Neuroscience
Seoul National University, South Korea
Thesis: Neuroimaging and Psychophysical Studies on Stimulus-induced Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Contextual Modulation in Human Vision

2003-2007
B.A. in Psychology, Seoul National University, South Korea

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

10/2013 - present*
Postdoctoral Researcher (*promoted to Research Fellow since 10/2018)
Section on Cognitive Neurophysiology and Imaging
Laboratory of Neuropsychology
National Institute of Mental Health MD, USA
PI: Dr. David Leopold

9/2013 – 11/2014
Postdoctoral Researcher, Dep. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences,
Seoul National University, South Korea
PI: Dr. Sang-Hun Lee

8/2011 – 11/2011
Visiting student, Dep. of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, TN, USA
PI: Dr. Randolph Blake

3/2007 – 8/2013
Graduate Student, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience,
Seoul National University, South Korea
PI: Dr. Sang-Hun Lee

3/2005 – 2/2007
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Laboratory of Dr. Sang-Hun Lee,
Dep. of Psychology, Seoul National University, South Korea

PUBLICATIONS

Park SH*, Koyano KW, Russ BE, McMahon DBT, Waidmann EN, Leopold DA* (2022) Parallel functional subnetworks embedded in the macaque face patch system. Science Advances 8(10):eabm2054. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abm2054. Epub 2022 Mar 9. PMID: 35263138. (*co-corresponding)

Leopold DA, Park SH (2020) Studying the visual brain in its natural rhythm. NeuroImage 216: 116790.

Park SH*, Russ BE, McMahon DBT, Koyano KW, Berman RA, Leopold DA* (2017) Functional subpopulations of neurons in a macaque face patch revealed by single-unit fMRI mapping. Neuron 95:971–981. (*co-corresponding)

Park SH*, Cha K*, Lee S-H (2013) Coaxial anisotropy of cortical point spread in human visual areas. Journal of Neuroscience 33:1143–1156. (*co-first)

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

12/2014 – 11/2016
Korea Visiting Scientist Training Fellowship (45,455 USD / year) Korea Health Industry Development Institute

2007 – 2009
Teaching & Learning Scholarship, Seoul National University

HONORS AND AWARDS

2020
OFT NIMH IRP Trainee Travel Award (1,000 USD)
NIMH IRP Office of Fellowship Training

2018
Best Poster Award (Top 5)
ISMRM Workshop on Advanced Neuro MR: Best Practices for Technical Implementation

2016
Excellent Research Award
NIH-Korean Scientists Association

2016
OFT NIMH IRP Trainee Travel Award (1,000 USD)
NIMH IRP Office of Fellowship Training

2005
Fall Semester Independent Study Scholarship
Center for Teaching & Learning, Seoul National University

2005
Undergraduate Student Research Award (Gold Prize)
Institute of Psychological Science, Seoul National University
Project: Recognition and Eye
(Team project of 2005 Biological Psychology Lab class)

2004
Undergraduate Student Research Award
Institute of Psychological Science, Seoul National University
Project: Motion Transparency Related to Direction Difference and Oblique Effect
(Team project of 2004 Experimental Psychology class)

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

2021
Invited talk at Division of Neuroscience Seminar Series, OHSU, Portland, OR, USA

2021
Marmoset Neural Recording talk series (Virtual)
Title: Imaging marmoset visual cortex using miniaturized head-mounted microscope

2021
Invited talk at Friday Seminar Series, School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea (Virtual Presentation)
Title: Functional architecture of the high-level visual system in nonhuman primates: new insights from a naturalistic vision paradigm

2020
Annual Meeting of the Korean Society for Brain and Neural Sciences, Seoul, South Korea (Virtual Meeting due to COVID-19 pandemic)
Invited talk in Symposium “Naturalistic Neuroscience: Towards Understanding Brain Mechanisms in Natural Environments”
Title: Neural responses to naturalistic videos in primate visual system

2020
Invited talk at NIMH Fellows Afternoon Neuroscience Seminar series
Title: fMRI mapping of neuronal responses to naturalistic videos reveals mixed functional networks within primate face patches

2019
Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, USA
Talk in Minisymposium “Naturalistic Paradigms in Awake Monkeys: Bridging fMRI and Extra-Cellular Activities”
Title: fMRI mapping of neural responses to naturalistic videos reveals enmeshed functional networks within primate face patches

2017
Invited talk at Special Lecture Series, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
Title: Functional subpopulations of neurons in a macaque face patch revealed by single-unit fMRI mapping

2016
8th NIH-Annual Bioscience and Engineering Symposium, North Bethesda, MD, USA
Title: Functional subpopulations of neurons in a macaque face patch revealed by single-unit fMRI mapping

2011
Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision, Hong Kong, China
Title: Anisotropic spread of cortical activity in human visual cortex

2007
Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, FL, USA
Title: Feature-specific modulation of gamma oscillations in visual detection

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

2018
Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, USA
“Whole-brain fMRI analysis of face-selective neurons in cortex and thalamus”

2018
ISMRM Workshop on Advanced Neuro MR: Best Practices for Technical Implementation, Seoul, South Korea (Selected for Top 5 posters)
“Using whole-brain activity to investigate single neurons in the face processing system”

2017
40th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society, Chiba, Japan
“Functional subpopulations of neurons in a macaque face patch revealed by single-unit fMRI mapping”

2016
Gordon Research Conference: Neurobiology of Cognition, Newry, ME, USA
“Functional subpopulations of neurons in a macaque face patch revealed by single-unit fMRI mapping”

2015
Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, USA
Godlove et al. “Diverse functional MRI maps derived from the spontaneous activity of multiple neurons recorded simultaneously within a single voxel”

2015
Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, USA
“Functional MRI mapping based on responses of face-selective neurons during free viewing of natural videos”

2014
Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, USA
“Functional MRI mapping of IT single unit responses during natural vision”

2012
Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision, Incheon, South Korea
“Center/surround motion interactions measured using a nulling procedure”

2010
Cognitive Neuroscience Conference in Korea, Seoul, South Korea
“Anisotropic spread of cortical activity in human visual cortex”

2007
Summer Conference of Korean Society for Cognitive and Biological Psychology, Gwangju, South Korea
“Gamma-frequency feature-specific modulation in visual detection: a psychophysical study”

2005
Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, USA
“Psychophysical evidence for oscillating waves of excitability: analysis of response times”

TEACHING AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE

2021
Scientists Teaching Science 9-week Pedagogy Course (by NIH)

2016 – present
Mentoring post-baccalaureate fellows at NIMH (conducting research together daily, teaching scientific presentations)

2018 – present
Stephany Nti (now in Master’s program at Salus Univ.)

2016 – 2018
Madeline Marcelle (now in MD/PhD program at Georgetown Univ.)

2007 – 2009
Psychology: Understanding of Human Mind (TA, undergraduate course)

2007
Introduction to Psychology (TA, undergraduate course)

2007
Fall Cognitive Neuroscience (TA, graduate course)

2007
Spring Advanced Vision Science (TA, graduate course)

SERVICE AND OUTREACH

2021 – present
NIMH Fellows Committee

2021
NIH Summer Research Presentation Week: Session Chair

2019
Judge, NIH Postbac Poster Day

2005 – 2008
Organizer, Lab Journal Club, Seoul National University, South Korea