Won-Suk Chung, Ph.D.

Won-Suk Chung, Ph.D.

Email Address 




KAIST/ Biological Science (From Jan. 2016)

Assistant professor


Stanford University/ Neurobiology (2014-2015)

Research Associate


Stanford University/ Neurobiology (2009-2014)

Postdoctoral researcher (Advisor: Dr. Ben A. Barres)


University of California, San Francisco/ Biomedical Science Graduate Program (2003-2009)

Degree: Ph.D. (Advisor: Dr. Didier Stainier)


Seoul National University/ Pharmacy (1997-2001)

Degree: BA

Academic Achievements

2017                     Research Grant Award from Cure Alzheimer’s FUND

2017                     Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award for Alzheimer’s Research from Alzheimer's association (Most impactful study in the last two years)

2017                     Research Grant Award from Samsung Science and Technology Foundation

2016                     Chung-Am TJ Park Science Fellowship (Young professor ), POSCO TJ Park Foundation (https://www.postf.org/en/main.do)

2014                     The Sammy Kuo Prize in Neuroscience

2014-2016            NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99) from NEI (PI: Won-Suk Chung)

2012-2014            Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award from The McKnight Foundation (PI: Ben A Barres)

2010-2012            NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Award (R21) from NINDS (PI: Ben A Barres)

2009-2012            Postdoctoral fellowship Award from Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

2008-2009            Extension of CIRM fellowship based on research progress

2006-2008            Fellowship from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

2005-2006            Genentech Graduate Fellowship from Sandler Family Supporting Foundation

2004-2005            2004 and 2005 National Science Foundation (NSF) Honorable Mention

2001-2002            Brain Korea 21 Fellowship

1997-2001            Seoul National University Scholarships