Byung Gon Kim


Ph.D in Neuroscience, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, Georgetown University, 2005

Current Position

Professor in Departments of Brain Science and Neurology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Republic of Korea

Publications (since 2011)

  1. Kwon, M. J., Shin, H. Y., Cui, Y., Kim, H., Thi, A. H., Choi, J. Y., Kim, E. Y., Hwang, D. H. and Kim, B. G. (2015). CCL2 Mediates Neuron-Macrophage Interactions to Drive Proregenerative Macrophage Activation Following Preconditioning Injury. J Neurosci 35(48): 15934-15947.

  2. Hwang, D. H., Shin, H. Y. and Kim, B. G. (2015). Fortuitous benefits of activity-based rehabilitation in stem cell-based therapy for spinal cord repair: enhancing graft survival. Neural Regen Res 10(10): 1589-1590.

  3. Choi, J. Y., Cui, Y. and Kim, B. G. (2015). Interaction between hypertension and cerebral hypoperfusion in the development of cognitive dysfunction and white matter pathology in rats. Neuroscience 303: 115-125.
  4. Hwang, D. H., Shin, H. Y., Kwon, M. J., Choi, J. Y., Ryu, B. Y. and Kim, B. G. (2014). Survival of neural stem cell grafts in the lesioned spinal cord is enhanced by a combination of treadmill locomotor training via insulin-like growth factor-1 signaling. J Neurosci 34(38): 12788-12800.
  5. Choi, J. Y., Cui, Y., Kang, Y. M., Kim, J. H., Lee, S. J. and Kim, B. G. (2014). Role of toll-like receptor 2 in ischemic demyelination and oligodendrocyte death. Neurobiol Aging 35(7): 1643-1653.
  6. Lim, T. S., Choi, J. Y., Park, S. A., Youn, Y. C., Lee, H. Y., Kim, B. G., Joo, I. S., Huh, K. and Moon, S. Y. (2014). Evaluation of coexistence of Alzheimer's disease in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus using ELISA analyses for CSF biomarkers. BMC Neurol 14: 66.
  7. Shin, H. Y., Kim, H., Kwon, M. J., Hwang, D. H., Lee, K. and Kim, B. G. (2014). Molecular and cellular changes in the lumbar spinal cord following thoracic injury: regulation by treadmill locomotor training. PLoS One 9(2): e88215.
  8. Kwon, M. J., Kim, J., Shin, H., Jeong, S. R., Kang, Y. M., Choi, J. Y., Hwang, D. H. and Kim, B. G. (2013). Contribution of macrophages to enhanced regenerative capacity of dorsal root ganglia sensory neurons by conditioning injury. J Neurosci 33(38): 15095-15108.
  9. Lee, M., Kim, S. E., Kim, W. S., Han, J., Kim, H. J., Kim, B. S., Kim, J. Y., Hong, S. B., Kim, B. G. and Lee, H. W. (2013). Cortico-cortical modulation induced by 1-Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the temporal cortex. J Clin Neurol 9(2): 75-82.
  10. Kim, S. E., Kim, W. S., Kim, B. G., Chung, D., Jeong, J., Lee, J. S., Tae, W. S., Hong, S. B. and Lee, H. W. (2013). Spatiotemporal dynamics and functional correlates of evoked neural oscillations with different spectral powers in human visual cortex. Clin Neurophysiol 124(11): 2248-2256.
  11. Lee, M., Kim, S. E., Kim, W. S., Lee, J., Yoo, H. K., Park, K. D., Choi, K. G., Jeong, S. Y., Kim, B. G. and Lee, H. W. (2013). Interaction of motor training and intermittent theta burst stimulation in modulating motor cortical plasticity: influence of BDNF Val66Met polymorphism. PLoS One 8(2): e57690.
  12. Kim, W. S., Lee, M., Han, J. M., Kim, S. E., Kim, H. J., Kim, B. S., Kim, B. G. and Lee, H. W. (2012). Acute and chronic effects of repeated 1 Hz rTMS on the temporal cortex. Neuroreport 23(9): 540-545.
  13. Min, K. J., Jeong, H. K., Kim, B., Hwang, D. H., Shin, H. Y., Nguyen, A. T., Kim, J. H., Jou, I., Kim, B. G. and Joe, E. H. (2012). Spatial and temporal correlation in progressive degeneration of neurons and astrocytes in contusion-induced spinal cord injury. J Neuroinflammation 9: 100.
  14. Shim, S. O., Cafferty, W. B., Schmidt, E. C., Kim, B. G., Fujisawa, H. and Strittmatter, S. M. (2012). PlexinA2 limits recovery from corticospinal axotomy by mediating oligodendrocyte-derived Sema6A growth inhibition. Mol Cell Neurosci 50(2): 193-200.
  15. Chang, I. A., Oh, M. J., Kim, M. H., Park, S. K., Kim, B. G. and Namgung, U. (2012). Vimentin phosphorylation by Cdc2 in Schwann cell controls axon growth via beta1-integrin activation. FASEB J 26(6): 2401-2413.
  16. Jeong, S. R., Kwon, M. J., Lee, H. G., Joe, E. H., Lee, J. H., Kim, S. S., Suh-Kim, H. and Kim, B. G. (2012). Hepatocyte growth factor reduces astrocytic scar formation and promotes axonal growth beyond glial scars after spinal cord injury. Exp Neurol 233(1): 312-322.
  17. Hwang, D. H., Jeong, S. R. and Kim, B. G. (2011). Gene transfer mediated by stem cell grafts to treat CNS injury. Expert Opin Biol Ther 11(12): 1599-1610.
  18. Kim, H. M., Hwang, D. H., Choi, J. Y., Park, C. H., Suh-Kim, H., Kim, S. U. and Kim, B. G. (2011). Differential and cooperative actions of Olig1 and Olig2 transcription factors on immature proliferating cells after contusive spinal cord injury. Glia 59(7): 1094-1106.
  19. Huebner, E. A., Kim, B. G., Duffy, P. J., Brown, R. H. and Strittmatter, S. M. (2011). A multi-domain fragment of Nogo-A protein is a potent inhibitor of cortical axon regeneration via Nogo receptor 1. J Biol Chem 286(20): 18026-18036.
  20. Hwang, D. H., Kim, H. M., Kang, Y. M., Joo, I. S., Cho, C. S., Yoon, B. W., Kim, S. U. and Kim, B. G. (2011). Combination of multifaceted strategies to maximize the therapeutic benefits of neural stem cell transplantation for spinal cord repair. Cell Transplant 20(9): 1361-1379.