Hyung W. Nam, Ph.D.

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Senior Research Fellow
(2008 – present)

Hyung Wook Nam, Ph.D., is a biochemist and expert in the areas of protein biochemistry, proteomics, and metabolomics. He received his Ph.D. in 2006 from the Yonsei University, Korea. After joining our laboratory, he has established several key experiments such as iTRAC proteomics and in vivo microdialysis to explore molecular changes in the animal brain.

Currently, Hyung focuses on the adenosine mediated glutamate neurotransmission in the striatum. He utilizes multidiscipline approaches such as neurochemistry, genetics, histology and animal behaviors, to understand molecular mechanisms underlying increased ethanol drinking in ENT1 null mice.

He also is examining the pharmacological effect of drugs using several behavioral experiments, such as two-bottle choice drinking, place conditioning and operant chamber experiments. His scientific goal is to establish a valuable experimental paradigm to develop better treatment methods for alcoholism and other related neuropsychiatric disorders.