Sung Han

Assistant Professor

Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Publications

List of Publications

1. Han S, Kim TD, Ha DC, Kim KT. (2005) Rhythmic expression of adenylyl Cyclase VI contributes to the differential regulation of serotonin N-acetyltransferase by bradykinin in rat pineal glands. Journal of Biololgical Chemistry 280(46):38228-34.

2. Eckel-Mahan KL, Phan T, Han S, Wang H, Chan GC, Scheiner ZS, Storm DR. (2008) Circadian oscillation of hippocampal MAPK activity and cAMP: implications for memory persistence. Nature Neuroscience 11(9):1074-82.

3. Han S, Yu FH, Schwartz MD, Linton JD, Bosma MM, Hurley JB, Catterall WA, de la Iglesia HO. (2012) NaV1.1 channels are critical for intercellular communication in the suprachiasmatic nucleus and normal circadian rhythms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 109(6):E368-77.

4. Han S, Tai C, Westenbroek RE, Cheah C, Yu FH, Rubenstein JL, Scheuer T, de la Iglesia HO, Catterall WA. (2012) Autistic-like behaviors in Scn1a+/- mice and rescue by enhanced GABA-mediated neurotransmission. Nature 489(7416):385-90.

5. Han S, Tai C, Jones CJ, Scheuer T, Catterall WA. (2014) Enhancement of Signaling by GABAA Receptors Having α2,3-Subunits Ameliorates Behavioral Deficits in a Mouse Model of Autism. Neuron 81(6):1282-9.

6. Cater ME, Han S, Palmiter RD. (2015) Parabrachial CGRP-expressing neurons mediate conditioned taste aversion. Journal of Neuroscience 35(11):4582-6.

7. Rubinstein M*, Han S*, Tai C*, Westenbroek RE, Scheuer T, Catterall WA. (2015) Dissecting the Phenotypes of Dravet Syndrome by Gene Deletion. Brain 138(8):2219-33. *co-first authors

8. Han S, Soleiman MT, Soden ME, Zweifel LS, Palmiter RD. (2015) Elucidating an Affective Pain Circuit that Creates a Threat Memory. Cell 162(2):363-374.


BS, Genetic Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Korea
MS, Neuroscience, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea
PhD, Neurobiology & Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 SFARI Bridge to Independence Award
  • 2015 Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2012 KBRI Postdoctoral Research Award
  • 2005 Korea Research Foundation Research Grant