Staff Profiles

Dong-Wook Kim, Ph.D.

Scientist I

Dong-Wook joined the Allen Institute in 2020 after finishing his doctoral studies in David Anderson’s lab at California Institute of Technology. For his PhD research, he primarily focused on multimodal cell type characterizations (in order to link transcriptomic diversity to projection specificity and behavioral function) in the ventrolateral subdivision of ventromedial hypothalamus (VMHvl), which mediates innate social behaviors in mice. At the Institute, Dong-Wook is currently investigating the identification and characterization of cell types and neural circuits that are engaged during different stages of drug addiction in mice.

Selected Publications View Publications

Connectional architecture of a mouse hypothalamic circuit node controlling social behavior

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
March 21, 2019

Lo L, Kim D, Yao S, Cetin A, Harris JA, Zeng H, Anderson DJ, Weissbourd B

Multimodal Analysis of Cell Types in a Hypothalamic Node Controlling Social Behavior

October 17, 2019

Kim DW, Yao Z, Graybuck LT, Kim TK, Nguyen TN, Smith KA, Fong O, Yi L, Koulena N, Pierson N, Shah S, Lo L, Pool AH, Oka Y, Pachter L, Cai L, Tasic B, Zeng H, Anderson DJ

Characterization of Topographically Specific Sleep Spindles in Mice

January 1, 2015

Kim DW, Hwang E, Lee M, Sung H, Choi JH

Scalable control of mounting and attack by Esr1+ neurons in the ventromedial hypothalamus

April 16, 2014

Lee H, Kim DW, Remedios R, Anthony TE, Chang A, Madisen L, Zeng H, Anderson DJ