Dr Haram Park

Subject: Medicine and Biomedical Science

Department: Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Academic position: Fellow by Examination

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Background

Dr. Haram Park is a neuroscientist whose research focuses on how innate behaviour is expressed and how it is changed within the context of neuropsychiatric diseases. He received his PhD at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), where he studied how autism spectrum disorder (ASD)-related behaviours are manifested in different genetic models, as well as how disruption of molecular interactions across the synapse leads to disruptions in innate behaviours. Haram joined Prof. Gero Miesenböck’s lab in Oxford as a Postdoctoral Researcher in October 2019 and Magdalen College in March 2020 as a Fellow by Examination. He has held an EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship since July 2020.

Research

Haram’s current research focuses on recent breakthroughs in the Miesenböck lab that revealed how the ‘need to sleep’ is tracked in the brain. His aim is to take the findings further to understand the details of sleep homeostasis in the brain.

Selected Publications