|Our KIST Center for Neuroscience is the leading representative of Korean Neuroscience. We boast the cutting-edge equipment and world class neuroscientists to actively study the function of the brain starting from the level of genes to the level of behavior and psychiatric disorders. In particular, we utilize various genetically modified mice and gene-carrying viruses for study of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease and etc. By analyzing these mice we sought to identify their related brain regions, cell types, and synaptic connections, so that we can identify the target molecules for certain brain diseases and propose a therapeutic targets and tools to cure those debilitating psychiatric disorders. So far, we have published numerous research articles in well-respected journals and are becoming the top neuroscience center in the world.