Seol-hee Joo


College / University

Sogang University, Seoul

Highest Degree

Master of Science

Major Subjects

Integrated Biotechnology



South Korea

Lab Experience

Voltage clamping, DNA extraction from bacteria, RNA extraction from mammalian tissues, molecular cloning work including site-directed mutagenesis and chimera construction using PCR, RT-PCR, mammalian cell culture, purification of tagged proteins, yeast two-hybrid, western blotting.

Projects / Research

  • 02/2007 – 08/2008: G protein-mediated modulation of T-type calcium channels
  • 08/2006 – 02/2009: Interaction of the β subunits with Cav3.1 T-type calcium channels
  • 01/2006 – 12/2007: Structural determinant for nickel sensitivity of voltage-gated calcium channels

Scholarships / Awards

2009 – 2010: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2001 & 2003: Honors scholarships from Sogang University
2006 – 2008: Scholarships from the Korean Ministry of Education grant for special program


My research interest lies in lipid-involving pathways and structures. I am also fascinated by neuroscience fields including sleep, learning and memory at the circuit level. I hope to be able to integrate the themes of my interests in the future.