I am a graduate student in Dr. Alex Shackman's Affective and Translational Neuroscience Laboratory. I graduated from the University of Maryland in Spring of 2019 with a dual degree in Physiology & Neurobiology and Food Science, with a minor in Italian language. During this time, I was a research assistant in Dr. Shackman's lab, and took an active part in fMRI data collection and processing. In my graduate studies, I hope to explore the underlying neural circuitry of fear and anxiety in the context of mood disorders and substance use disorders. 

Areas of Interest

  • Neurobiology of fear/anxiety, mood disorders, substance use disorders, fMRI


  • B.S.
    Physiology & Neurobiology
  • B.S.
    Food Science
Gloria (Hyung Cho) Kim
BPS 0124
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
hkim1230 [at] umd.edu