Hello. My name is SungUn Huh (Andrew) and I am from Seoul, South Korea. I received my B.S. from Sogang University majoring in life science and a master’s degree with the background of electrophysiology. During my studies, I worked in several labs and found out that neuroscience was very attractive to me. After finding my interest in science, I decided that I wanted to study in the U.S. for my Ph.D.
I came to Purdue in 2007 and after rotating through four labs, I became a member of Dr. Clemens lab in 2008. I was interested in how neurons could find their proper targets and form complicated neural circuits. In this lab by using the Drosophila melanogaster as a model system, I have started a project to develop reagents that will allow for the reprogramming of neural circuits in a user defined manner. The reagents are chimeric receptors containing the identical ecotodomains of Dscam fused with either the transmembrane and cytodomain of neurexin of neuroligin.
Outside the lab I usually spend a lot of my time on sports. I love playing basketball, tennis, racquetball, kendo and also inline skating. The best part is socializing afterwards with my friends.