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Sookyong Koh 
 



2300 Children's Plaza
Box 51 Division of Neurology
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 880-3179
Fax: (773) 880-3374  

Education 
  Year Degree Institution
  1991 M.D. University of Rochester
  1988 Ph.D. University of Rochester
  1981 B.S., Summa Cum Laude SUNY at Buffalo

Research Interests
  1. Transcriptional Regulation of Hippocampal Epileptogenesis

2. Therapeutic Efficacy of Environmental Enrichment After Early-life Seizures  

Recent Publications  
  Koh S, et. al. (October, 2005). Environmental enrichment reverses the impaired exploratory behavior and altered gene expression induced by early-life seizures. Journal of Child Neurology: 20(10):796-802 .
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Koh S, et. al. (August, 2005). Susceptibility to seizure-induced injury and acquired microencephaly following selective depletion of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons in developing rat brain. Experimental Neurology: 194(2):457-466.
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Wilson et. al. (March, 2005). Microarray analysis of postictal transcriptional regulation of neuropeptides. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: 25(3): 285-298.
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Koh S, et. al. (June, 2004). NBQX or topiramate treatment following perinatal hypoxia-induced seizures prevents later increases in seizure-induced neuronal injury.. Epilepsia: 45(6): 569-575.
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Koh S, Sanchez RM (October, 2001). Decreased GluR2 Expresion and enhanced epileptogenesis in immature rat hippocampus following perinatal hypoxia-induced seizures,. Journal of Neuroscience: 21(20):8154-8163.
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Koh, S et. al. (September, 2001). Topiramate blocks perinatal hypoxia-induced seizures in rat pups.. Annals of Neurology: 50(3):366-372.
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Koh, S et. al. (September, 1999). Early-life seizures in rats increase susceptibility to seizure-induced brain injury in adulthood. Neurology: 53(5):915–921.
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Awards/Honors 
  2005 - Child Neurology Foundation Scientific Award

2004 - Young Investigator Award, 2004 Summer Neuropeptide Conference

2004 - American Epilepsy Society Young Investigator Travel Award

2002 - 2004 - NIH/NINDS MCSDA Competitive Supplement KO8NS02068-04

1998 - 2002 - NIH/NINDS Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award KO8NS0206

1997 - 1998 - Victor Horsley Fellow, Epilepsy Foundation of America

1996 - 1997 - Dixon Woodbury Fellow, Epilepsy Foundation of America

1995 - First Prize, Resident Research, New England Medical Center

1989 - 1991 - Physician Scientist Clinical Scholarship

1988 - 1989 - NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship AGT320107

1988 - Runner-up for the AAA Outstanding Dissertation Award

1987 - NIMH National Research Service Award MH-09541  

Professional Service  
  2002 - Present Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

1999 - Present Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, No. 1135

1999 - Present Clinical Neurophysiology, No. 1080

2001 - 2002 Assistant in Neurology, Department of Neurology, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

1998 - 2002 Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

1997 - 2002 Medical Staff, Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts Medical Staff, Department of Pediatrics, Memorial Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts

1998 - 2000 Clinical Fellow, Department of Neurology, Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

1996 - 1998 Medical Staff, Department of Pediatrics, Northshore Children’s Hospital, Salem, Massachusetts  

Curriculum Vitae 
 

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