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Dr Jee Hyun Kim

Laboratory Head, Developmental Psychobiology Laboratory — Behavioural Neuroscience

Jee Hyun Kim's research has demonstrated that the acquisition and retrieval of fear memories is different across childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, and that fear memories are able to be erased early in life. Kim’s research uses rodent models that closely resemble human behaviors to understand the neurobiological basis of those behaviors. Specifically, her work investigates the role of memory and forgetting in the development and treatment of two major mental disorders across childhood and adolescence: anxiety disorder and substance abuse disorder. Kim has 40 original publications to date, and her work has been cited in other publications over 800 times.[7]

To study anxiety, the Kim laboratory employs a classical conditioning paradigm based on the work of Ivan Pavlov known as fear conditioning. Despite originating 100 years ago, this model is widely-used by modern scientists to uncover the neural mechanisms of fear and anxiety. To investigate substance abuse the Kim laboratory uses a operant conditioning paradigm based on the work of B. F. Skinner known as intravenous self-administration (IVSA). Kim's research especially focuses on extinction, a form of inhibitory learning that forms the basis of exposure-based therapies for both anxiety and addiction disorders.

 

Research Papers

Listed below are Dr Jee Hyun Kim's most recent publications.

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Postnatal development of neurotransmitter systems and their relevance to extinction of conditioned fear

Journal

Neurobiology Of Learning And Memory

Volume

138

Begin Page

252

Date

1/2/2017

Author(s)

Jee Hyun Kim, Christina J Perry, Despina E Ganella, Heather B Madsen
In vivo prion models and the disconnection between transmissibility and neurotoxicity

Journal

Ageing Research Reviews

Volume

36

Begin Page

156

Date

1/7/2017

Author(s)

Matteo Senesi, Victoria Lewis, Jee H Kim, Paul A Adlard, David I Finkelstein, Steven J Collins
Aripiprazole Facilitates Extinction of Conditioned Fear in Adolescent Rats

Journal

Frontiers In Behavioral Neuroscience

Volume

11

Begin Page

Date

9/5/2017

Author(s)

Despina E Ganella, Liubov Lee-Kardashyan, Sophia J Luikinga, Danny LD Nguyen, Heather B Madsen, Isabel C Zbukvic, Russell Coulthard, Andrew J Lawrence, Jee Hyun Kim
Prefrontal Dopaminergic Mechanisms of Extinction in Adolescence Compared to Adulthood in Rats

Journal

Frontiers In Behavioral Neuroscience

Volume

11

Begin Page

Date

22/2/2017

Author(s)

Isabel C Zbukvic, Chun Hui J Park, Despina E Ganella, Andrew J Lawrence, Jee Hyun Kim
A dissociation between renewal and contextual fear conditioning in juvenile rats

Journal

Developmental Psychobiology

Volume

59

Begin Page

515

Date

1/5/2017

Author(s)

Chun Hui J Park, Despina E Ganella, Jee Hyun Kim

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