Seok-Jun Hong, PhD, is a research scientist in the Center for the Developing Brain at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Hong’s previous research has focused on advanced in-vivo magnetic resonance imaging of atypical brain development such as cortical malformations and autism spectrum disorders. Building upon expertise in computer science, statistics and neuroinformatics, he developed original approaches to quantitatively describe pathological neurodevelopment, such as automatic epileptogenic lesion detection and multidimensional neuroanatomical subtyping of autism. With such novel approaches, Dr. Hong yielded several high-profile studies in medical imaging and clinical neuroscience journals such as Brain, Neurology and NeuroImage, and also has received many research fellowships from Canada. At the Child Mind Institute, he will further expand his research scope to apply advanced analytic skills to various psychiatric illnesses that occur during childhood and adolescence. In particular, he will focus on the development of statistical models that could objectively reveal latent pathological components that underlie multiple neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as computational brain network modeling to better understand large-scale pathogenic mechanisms in those disorders.
- BSc, Computer science and Cognitive Science, Yonsei University, South Korea
- MSc, Neuroscience, Seoul National University, South Korea
- PhD, Neuroscience, Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada