Junghyup Suh, PhD

Junghyup Suh, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Instructor in Psychiatry


Junghyup Suh, PhD, is an assistant neuroscientist at McLean Hospital and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He was a post-doctoral fellow and research scientist in the laboratory of Susumu Tonegawa, PhD, at MIT, where he investigated how the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex contribute to episodic memory at single cell and circuit levels in healthy and diseased brains. He developed multiple genetically engineered mouse lines and established in vitro/in vivo electrophysiological recordings, genetic circuit manipulation, and behavioral assays.

Dr. Suh’s current research focuses on understanding of how neural circuits in the limbic system contribute to cognitive and behavioral processes and how dysfunction in these circuits leads to neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, and PTSD. He is dedicated to pioneering and integrating cutting-edge technologies for monitoring and manipulating neuronal activity including optical imaging and optogenetics.

Education & Training

  • 1991 BS, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1993 MS, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2002 PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University
  • 2003-2008 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Phone: 617.855 4226
Office Address: Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 114