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Obin Kwon, MD, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Research Fellow in Psychiatry


Obin Kwon, MD, PhD, focuses on two lines of translational research under the mentorship of Kwang-Soo Kim, PhD. He seeks to understand the molecular and epigenetic signatures of depression after stress exposure. In addition, Dr. Kwon is investigating the metabolic dynamics during dopaminergic neuronal differentiation from human stem cells.

In his previous experiences, Dr. Kwon’s research has covered the field of depression, neuronal control of energy metabolism, and diabetes. He collaborates with researchers at McLean Hospital, within the Boston research community, and across the nation.


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Education & Training:

  • 2005 MD, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 2010 MS in Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 2015 PhD in Medical Science (Pharmacology/Neuroscience), Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 2005-2006 Internship, Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea
  • 2006-2010 Residency in Internal Medicine, Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea
  • 2015-2017 Clinical Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 2017-Present Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Board Certifications:
  • 2005 Medical Doctor, Korean Medical License
  • 2010 Internal Medicine, Korean Board of Internal Medicine




Office Address:

Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 216