Korea Brain Research Institute,
#501, Lab of Neurophysiology
61 Cheomdan-ro, Dong-gu,
Daegu 41062
South Korea
Lab of Cortical Neurophysiology


  • Kim NR, Bahn SK, Choi JH, Kim JS and Jong-Cheol Rah, Synapses from the high-order thalamic nucleus and motor cortex are co-clustered in the distal dendrites of the mouse somatosensory cortex, bioRxiv, doi:
  • Kim S, Kang S, Kim J, Lee D, Kim S, Lee J, Jang KI, Oh YS, Jong-Cheol Rah, Huh MS, Paek SH, Choi JW, Closed-Loop Neuromodulation for Parkinson’s Disease: Current State and Future Directions (review), IEEE Trans. Mol. Biol. Multi-Scale Commun, 2020 (in press)
  • Kim E, Jeon S, An HK, Kianpour M, Yu SW, Kim JY, Jong-Cheol Rah, Choi HS, A magnetically actuated microrobot for targeted neural cell delivery and selective connection of neural networks, Science Advances, 25 Sep 2020: Vol. 6, no. 39, eabb5696, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abb5696
  • Oh SW, Son SJ, Morris JA, Choi JH, Lee C, and Jong-Cheol Rah*, Comprehensive analysis of long-range connectivity from and to the posterior parietal cortex of the mouse, Cereb Cortex. 2020 Sep 9:bhaa230. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhaa230
  • Oh JY, Han JH, Lee H, Han YE, Jong-Cheol Rah, Park H, Labeling Dual Presynaptic Inputs using cFork Anterograde Tracing System, Exp Neurobiol 2020; 29(3):219-229.
  • Kang S, Noh HJ, Bae SH, Kim YS, Lew H, Lim J, Kim SJ, Hong KS, Jong-Cheol Rah*, Kim CH*, Clozapine generates obsessive compulsive disorder-like behavior in mice, Molecular Brain, 2020 May, 13:84. *corresponding authors
  • Lee JM, Choi JH, Jong-Cheol Rah*, Frequency-dependent gating of feedforward inhibition in thalamofrontal synapses, Molecular Brain, 2020 May 6; 13: 68
  • Kim Y, Jang YN, Kim JY, Kim N, Noh S, Kim H, Queenan BN, Bellmore R, Mun JY, Park HJ, Jong-Cheol Rah, Park DT, Lee KJ, Microtubule-associated Protein 2 Mediates Induction of Long-Term Potentiation in Hippocampal Neurons, FASEB J, 2020 May;34(5):6965-6983. doi: 10.1096/fj.201902122RR
  • Yang YS, Son SJ, Choi JH, Jong-Cheol Rah*, Synaptic transmission and excitability during hypoxia with inflammation and reoxygenation in hippocampal CA1 neurons, Neuropharmacology, 2018 May 25;138:20-31. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2018.05.011
  • Park SK, Ko SJ, Paik SK, Jong-Cheol Rah, Lee KJ, Bae YC. Vesicular glutamate transporter 1 (VGLUT1)- and VGLUT2-immunopositive axon terminals on the rat jaw-closing and jaw-opening motoneurons. Brain Struct Funct. 2018 Jun;223(5):2323-2334. doi: 10.1007/s00429-018-1636-y.
  • Bae JY, Lee JS, Ko SJ, Cho YS, Jong-Cheol Rah, Cho HJ, Park MJ, Bae YC. Extrasynaptic homomeric glycine receptors in neurons of the rat trigeminal mesencephalic nucleus. Brain Struct Funct. 2018 Jun;223(5):2259-2268. doi: 10.1007/s00429-018-1607-3. Epub 2018 Feb 19.
  • Han YE, Chun JN, Kwon MJ, Ji YS, Jeong MH, Kim HH, Park SH, Jong-Cheol Rah, Kang JS, Lee SH, Ho WK., Endocytosis of KATP Channels Drives Glucose-Stimulated Excitation of Pancreatic b-Cells, Cell Report, 2018 Jan 9; 22(2):471-481. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.12.049.
  • Jong-Cheol Rah*, Light-Microscopy-Based Sparse Neural Circuit Reconstruction: Array Tomography and Other Methods, Applied Microscopy 2016;46:176-178
  • Jeong SJ, Lee H, Hur EM, Choe Y, Koo JW, Jong-Cheol Rah, Lee KJ, Lim HH, Sun W, Moon C, Kim K, Korea Brain Initiative: Integration and Control of Brain Functions, Neuron. 2016 Nov 2; 92(3):607-611. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.10.055.
  • Bae JY,Mah W, Jong-Cheol Rah, Park SK, Bae YC., Expression of glycine receptor 3 in the rat trigeminal neurons and central boutons in the brain stem Brain Struct Funct 2016 Dec; 221(9):4601-4613
  • Jong-Cheol Rah, Feng L, Druckmann S and Kim J. From meso- to microscale connectome: Array Tomography and mGRASP Front. Neuroanatomy 2015, 2015 Jun 4; 9:78.
  • Fortin DA, Tillo SE, Yang G, Jong-Cheol Rah, Melander JB, Bai S, Soler-Cedeno O, Qin M, Zemelman BV, Guo C, Mao T and Zhong H, Live Imaging of Endogenous PSD-95 Using ENABLED: A Conditional Strategy to Fluorescently Label Endogenous Proteins, J. Neurosci 2014, 34(50): 16698-712
  • Morita D., Jong-Cheol Rah, Isaac, JT, Incorporation of Inwardly Rectifying AMPA receptors at Silent Synapses during Hippocampal LTP, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B. Biol Sci. 2014, 369: 20130156
  • Jong-Cheol Rah*, E Bas, J Colonell, Y Mishchenko, B Karsh, RD Fetter, EW Myers, DB Chklovskii, K Svoboda, TD Harris and JT Isaac, Thalamocortical input onto layer 5 pyramidal neurons detected using quantitative large-scale array tomography, Front. Neural Circuits. 2013. Nov 12; 7:177 *Corresponding author
  • Arancillo M, Min SW, Gerber SH, Agnieszka Munster-Wandowski, Wu YJ, Herman M, Trimbuch T, Jong-Cheol Rah, Ahnert-Hilger G, Riedel D, Sudhof TC, and Rosenmund C, Titration of Syntaxin1 in mammalian synapses reveals multiple roles in vesicle docking, priming, and release probability. J. Neurosci 2013. Oct 16;33(42):16698-714.
  • Gerber SH*, Jong-Cheol Rah*, Min SW*, Liu X, de Wit H, Dulubova I, Meyer AC, Rizo J, Arancillo M, Hammer RE, Verhage M, Rosenmund C, Sudhof TC. Conformational Switch of Syntaxin-1 Controls Synaptic Vesicle Fusion *These authors contributed equally. Science. 2008 Sep 12; 321(5895): 1507-10
  • A Terashima*, KA Pelkey*, Jong-Cheol Rah, YH Suh, KW Roche, GL Collingridge, CJ McBain and JTR. Isaac. An Essential Role for PICK1 in NMDA Receptor-Dependent Bidirectional Synaptic Plasticity, Neuron. 2008 Mar 27; 57(6): 872-82.
  • L Li, OH Shin, JS Rhee, D Arac, Jong-Cheol Rah, J Rizo, TC Sudhof, C Rosenmund. Phosphatidylinositol phosphates as co-activators of Ca2+ binding to C2 domains of synaptotagmin 1. J Biol Chem. 2006 Jun 9; 281(23): 15845-52.
  • JS Rhee, L Li, OH Shin, Jong-Cheol Rah, J Rizo, TC Sudhof, C Rosenmund. Augmenting neurotransmitter release by enhancing the apparent Ca2+ affinity of synaptotagmin 1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Dec 20; 102(51): 18664-9.
  • CH Park, SH Choi, CH Kim, JH Seo, JW Koo, Jong-Cheol Rah, HS Kim, SJ Jeong, WS Joo, YJ Lee, YS Kim, MS Kim, YH Suh. General pharmacology of indole [2',3':3,4]pyrido[2,1-b]quinazolinium-5,7,8,13-tetrahydro-14-methyl-5-oxo-chloride, a new anti-dementia agent. Arzneimittelforschung. 2003; 53(6): 393-401.
  • JH Seo, Jong-Cheol Rah, SH Choi, JK Shin, K Min, HS Kim, CH Park, S Kim, EMKim, SH Lee, S Lee, SW Suh, YH Suh, a-Synuclein regulates neuronal survival via Bcl-2 family expression and PI3/Akt kinase pathway. FASEB J. 2002 Nov, 16(13): 1826-8.
  • JH Kim, Jong-Cheol Rah, SP Fraser, KA Chang, MB Djamgoz, YH Suh, Carboxyl-terminal peptide of beta-amyloid precursor protein blocks inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate-sensitive Ca2+ release in Xenopus laevis oocytes. J Biol Chem. 2002 Jun 7; 277(23): 20256-63.
  • Jong-Cheol Rah, HS Kim, SS Kim, JH Bach, SJ Jeong, JH Seo, CH Park, YS Kim, and YH Suh, Effects of the carboxyl-terminal fragment of Alzheimer's amyloid precursor protein and amyloid b-peptide on the production of cytokines and nitric oxide in glial cells. FASEB J. 2001 Jun 15(8): 1463-1465.
  • JH Seo, KA Chang, HS Kim, CH Park, SH Kim, MJ Lee, SJ Jeong, SH Choi, Jong-Cheol Rah, J Koo, EM Kim, Y Xu, JH Choi, JK Shin, CJ Huh, L Kim, YH Suh Effects of Nicontine on Ab or CT105-induced Toxicity, J Korean Brain Soc. 2001 June, 1:77-84.
  • JH Bach, HS Chae, Jong-Cheol RAH, MW Lee, SH Choi, JK Choi, YS Kim, KY Kim, WB Lee, YH Suh and SS Kim: C-terminal fragment of Amyloid Precursor Protein induces Astrocytosis J Neurochem. 2001 Jul; 78(1):109-20
  • JH Seo, SH Kim, HS Kim, CH Park, SJ Jeong, JH Lee, SH Choi, KA Chang, Jong-Cheol Rah, JW Koo, EM Kim and YH Suh. Effects of Nicotine on APP Secretion and Ab- or CT105-Induced Toxicity 2001 Biol.Psychiatry 2001 Feb 1; 49(3): 240-7
  • HS Kim, CH Park, SH Cha, JH Lee, SW Lee, YM Kim, Jong-Cheol Rah, SJ Jeong and YH Suh, C-terminal fragment of Alzheimer’s APP destabilize calcium homeostasis and renders neuronal cells vulnerable to excitotoxicity. FASEB J. 2000 Aug; 14(11): 1508-17.
  • SJ Jeong, HS Kim, CH Park, KA Chang, DH Geum, CH Pak, JH Seo, Jong-Cheol Rah, JH Lee, SH Choi, SG Lee and YH Suh, Subcellular localization of presenilins during mouse preimplantation development. FASEB J. 2000 Nov; 14(14): 2171-2176.
  • CH Park, SH Choi, Y Piao, SH Kim, YJ Lee, HS Kim, SJ Jeong, Jong-Cheol Rah, JH Seo, KA Chang, YJ Jung and YH Suh. Glutamate and aspartate impair memory retenion and damage hypothalamic neurons in adult mice. Toxicol Lett. 2000 May 19; 115(2): 117-25
  • YH Suh, HS Kim, JP Lee, CH Park, SJ Jeong, SS Kim, Jong-Cheol Rah, JH Seo, SS Kim. Roles of Ab and carboxyl terminal peptide fragments of amyloid precursor protein in Alzheimer Disease (Review). J Neural Transm Suppl 2000;(58): 65-82.