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Youngsun Cho, MD/PhD

Assistant Professor

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Youngsun Cho, MD/PhD


Youngsun T. Cho recently graduated with a MD/PhD degree from the University of Rochester. Under the supervision of Dr. Julie Fudge at the University of Rochester, and Dr. Monique Ernst at NIMH, she completed dissertation work aimed at understanding structural and functional connectivity within the brain. She is a psychiatry resident at Yale.

She is interested in understanding the functional and structural relationships among areas of the brain implicated in emotion processing. In particular, she is interested in circuits that involve the amygdala, prefrontal cortex, insula and striatum, and that are thought to be important in processes such as reward and development. Having previously examined components of these circuits from a neuroanatomical and functional perspective, she is interested in further exploring how such circuits and processes are affected by psychiatric illnesses.

Education & Training

  • MD/PhD
    Univ of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry (2013)
  • MS
    University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry (2009)
  • BS
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2005)

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