Hyeonwi Son

Department of Anatomy and Convergence Medical Sciences

Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University Medical School

Hyeonwi Son
Ph.D.

Hyeonwi Son, Ph.D. is a senior researcher in the Department of Anatomy in the Gyeongsang National University Medical School at the Republic of Korea. He received a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Gyeongsang National University. As a graduate student, he elucidated mechanisms governing the development of depressive behavior induced by chronic stress. His work identified a causal relationship between depressive behavior and low levels of glutamate-glutamine in the prefrontal cortex. Beginning in 2015, he carried out his postdoctoral fellowship at Gyeongsang National University. As a postdoc, he identified that postnatal astrocyte function supplying glutamine to neurons is important for glutamatergic synapse development in the hippocampus.

Publications

A Chronic Immobilization Stress Protocol for Inducing Depression-Like Behavior in Mice

1Department of Anatomy and Convergence Medical Sciences, Institute of Health Sciences, Bio Anti-aging Medical Research Center, Gyeongsang National University Medical School, 2Department of Biological Sciences, Pusan National University, 3Department of Physiology and Convergence Medical Sciences, Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University Medical School

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