Sookyong Koh

Sookyong Koh

 

  

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

Education

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

Research Interests

  Transcriptional Regulation of Hippocampal Epileptogenesis 
  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

  Year(s) Award
  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-0954

National and International Committees

  Period Description 
  1999 - Present Massachusetts Medical Society
    Position: Member ( ) 
  1998 - Present American Association for the Advancement of Science
    Position: Member ( )  
  1997 - Present American Academy of Neurology
    Position: Member ( )
  1996 - Present American Epilepsy Society
    Position: Member ( )
  1994 - Present Child Neurology Society
    Position: Member ( )
  1986 - Present Society for Neuroscience
    Position: Member ( )

Professional Service

Period Description
  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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