The Dept. of Biomedical Gerontology, Graduate School, Hallym University is looking for applicants passionate and competent in research for the best Korean scholarship for graduate studies, sponsored by Korean Government.
-Applicants and their parents must hold foreign citizenship.
-Korean citizens, including those who hold dual citizenship, are NOT eligible to apply.
-Applicants and their parents who had previously held Korean citizenship must submit the document of the renunciation of their Korean citizenship.
-Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of September 1, 2017(born after September 1, 1977).
-An applicant who qualifies a condition below is eligible to apply as long as he or she is under 45 years of age as of September 1, 2017 (born after September 1, 1972):
: He or she must be working as a professor at the time of applying
For more details about eligibility and other key information such as required documents, scope of the scholarship, etc. about KGSP, please go to the webpage linked below.
■ APPLICATION DEADLINE : March 31, 2017.
(NOTE: Please have a close look at the attachment #1 in particular on the linked webpage for application.)
The required documents as listed in the attachment#1 must arrive at the following postal address by the deadline.
International Affairs Office, Hallym University, 1 Hallymdaehak-gil, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea (Postal Code: 24252)
For applicants, It is advised to send the required documents in electronic format (PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org before sending them in paper form by airmail.
■ About the Dept. of Biomedical Gerontology, Graduate School, Hallym University
-Faculty Members and Research Interests-
Yong-Sun Kim, Professor
M.D., The Catholic University of Korea
Ph. D., State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, NY, USA
Laboratory of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy
1.The pathogenic mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Prion diseases
2.Diagnosis of human Prion diseases- Center for CJD Diagnosis and Autopsy
3.The study on role of endogenous retroviruses in aging and neurodegenerative disorders
Yun Joong Kim, Professor
M.D., Yonsei University, Korea
Ph. D. ,Yonsei University, Korea
Laboratory of Parkinson Disease and Neurogenetics
1.Genetics of Parkinson disease: rare variants and common variants
2.Biomarkers in Parkinson disease: MR or PET imaging studies as trait markers for diagnosis and state markers for disease progression.
Eun-Kyoung Choi, Professor
Ph. D., Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea
Laboratory of Cellular Aging and Neurodegeneration
1.The molecular and cellular events underlying neurodegeneration in normal aging, Alzheimer's disease, and prion diseases.
2.The functional roles of calsenilin/DREAM/KChIP3 family proteins in normal aging and neurodegeneration.
3.Identification and characterization of peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD)-mediated citrullinated proteins as useful biomarkers for prion disease.
Young-Ho Koh, Professor
Ph. D., University of Massachussetts at Amherst, MA, USA
Laboratory of Molecular Neurogenetics
1.Drosophila models of complex neurological disorders in human.
2.Investigating in vivo functions of highly conserved synaptic molecular components at molecular levels using Type 1 glutamatergic Drosophila larval synapses as a model.
3.Identifying and developing pathogen specific makers for rapid diagnosis of diseases.
Soon B. Hwang, Professor
Ph. D., The University of California at Los Angels
Laboratory of Molecular Virology, National Research Lab. of HCV Research
1.Understanding how the hepatitis C virus (HCV) replicates and how HCV causes liver pathogenesis.
2.Development of anti-HCV therapies.
Young-Han Song, Professor
Ph. D., The University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
Laboratory of Molecular Oncology
1.DNA damage response and genomic stability
2.Role of DNA damage response gene in Drosophila development
3.DNA damage response in Drosophila oogenesis
Dongchul Kang, Professor
Ph. D., The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
Laboratory of Cellular Immunology
1.Differentiation therapy of cancer: to study mechanism of cancer cell differentiation and senescence.
2.Cell Immunity: at cellular level, to study diverse aspects of the damage control mechanism to various cytotoxic agents in normal and cancer cells, especially focusing on initial stage of signal transduction
3.Signaling pathway of differentiation and aging of mesenchymal stem cells.
Transgenic mouse facility.
Surgical unit for small animals
Confocal microscopy with live cell imaging
Transmission electron microscope
Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorter (FACS)
Analytical Chemistry: organic & inorganic
Biochemistry / 2-Dimensional Electrophoresis
Radioisotope Work Station
Biosafety Level III Facilities
▷ Major Core Courses
G02360 Advanced Biomedical Gerontology MS/PhD
G02368 Molecular Biology of Aging MS/PhD
G03565 Cell Biology of Aging MS/PhD
G03566 Biochemistry in Aging MS/PhD
G03567 Geriatrics MS/PhD
G03856 Trends in Biomedical Gerontology Ⅰ PhD
G03857 Biomedical Gerontology Seminar Ⅰ MS
G02375 Advanced Human Genetics MS/PhD
▷ Major Electives
G02361 Aging Physiology MS/PhD
G03000 Methods of Animal Experiment MS/PhD
G01887 Advanced Immunology MS/PhD
G03568 Aging and Histopathology MS/PhD
G03570 Neurodegenerative Disease MS/PhD
G03571 Statistical Genetics MS/PhD
G03572 Oncology in Aging MS/PhD
G03573 Statistical Methods MS/PhD
G03858 Trends in Biomedical GerontologyⅡ PhD
G03859 Biomdeical Gerontology SeminarⅡ MS
G90438 Translational Biomedicine Seminar I MS/PhD
G90439 Translational Biomedicine Seminar II MS/PhD
G03860 Aging and NeurobiologyⅠ MS/PhD
G03861 Aging and Neurobiology Ⅱ MS/PhD
G03863 Aging and Infection MS/PhD
G03862 Tools in Molecular Biology MS/PhD
G04170 Aging and Viral Diseases MS/PhD
G04182 Translational Biomedicine- From Bench to Bedside MS/PhD
G04183 Biosafety Principles and Practices MS/PhD
G03864 Scientific Writing MS/PhD
Proteomics in Aging Research MS/PhD
Genomic Instabilities and Diseases MS/PhD
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