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HEESU (ALLY) KIM, Junior at Wellesley College studying Neuroscience

Major: Neuroscience

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

With a passion for understanding the brain and how it works, Ally has worked in many neuroscience research laboratories in a variety of research institutions, including Wellesley, MIT, McLean Hospital/Harvard, and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard. She is particularly fascinated by how we diagnose people in psychiatry, and wants to unravel more of the biological underpinnings of autism. Most importantly, she absolutely loves to share her knowledge about psychiatry with anyone who wants to learn together!

Past Classes

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S411: The Medical Brain: Neuroscience of Psychiatric Conditions in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
Depression? Anxiety? ADHD? Autism? Massive progress in the field of neuroscience has allowed us to think about who we are in terms of biology. In this course, we will investigate a few common psychiatric conditions together and how the biology and chemistry in our brains might change how we act and think. We will explore examples of common medical treatments for these conditions and explore how they change the brain.