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Jo, Youngheun

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Hi. I'm Jo and I research brain networks.

I am a member of the BNBL run by Dr. Rick Betzel at Indiana University - Bloomington. I am interested in brain networks and how they can be used to model and test questions about the brain.

Keywords: brain networks; network-based idiosyncratic features; higher-order functional brain interactions; graph theoretical applications; development; network-based cognitive/behavioral/disorder prediction


Academic background
I am a PhD candidate at Indiana University - Bloomington (FA2019 - present) in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department and the Cognitive Science Program with my research focus on Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience. I also did my MSc in Neuroscience at King's College London (Meritus) with Dr. Marco Catani. My master's thesis was on the structural connectivity of the visual occipital fasciculus and it's potential influence in human language abilities. As my undergraduate program, I studied at Sogang University and received a B.Sc. in Biology and B.Eng in Biotechnology (Magna cum Laude).


Facts about me?
(a) My partner Jong Sung Park is also an academic interested in applying deep learning/machine learning to medical image segmentations.
(b) I enjoy spending time with my 21 month old boy S.P.
(c) My handsome cat - Hoochu - was adopted from an animal shelter
(d) I also enjoy creating art/paintings (A Borderless Mind, First Summer, The aftermath)
(e) I used to play competitive badminton (1st place in municipal high-school tournament women's singles) and Korean traditional percussion as the drummer (Samul-nori; 3rd place in provincial competition)
(f) Favorite genre of movies: horror (i.e. Dark Water) and drama (i.e. Old Boy, Oasis)
(g) Find out more when you meet me in person!




Publications (* denotes first or co-first authorship)

[20] Variation in high-amplitude events across the human life span.
Jo Y*, Tanner J, Seguin C, Faskowitz J, Betzel RF, BioRxiv (2024; Under review at Nature Aging) [Link]

[19] Social Experience Defines Hierarchical and Dynamic Phenotypes with Dissociable Functional Brain Network Organization.
Merritt H, Koch MK, Jo Y, Chumin E, Betzel RF, In prep (2024)

[18] Higher-Order Correlation for Constructing Edge Functional Connectivity.
Wang J, Lu J, Jo Y, Betzel RF, Zhu J, Tan K, In prep (2024)

[17] Non-assortative community structure in resting and task-evoked functional brain networks.
Tanner JC, Jo Y, Merritt H, Parakattu V, Bertolero M, Basset D, Betzel RF, Nature Communications (In press)

[16] Modular subgraphs in large-scale connectomes underpin spontaneous co-fluctuation “events” in mouse and human brains.
Ragone E, Tanner J, Jo Y, Esfahlani FZ, Faskowitz J, Pope M, Coletta L, Gozzi A, Betzel RF, Communications Biology (2023) [Link]

[15] Pure prosodic type of primary progressive apraxia of speech mimicking nonfluent aphasia and later progressing to corticobasal syndrome.
Kwon M, Shim WH, Jo Y, Park S, Lim JS, Lee JH, Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders (2022) [Link]

[14] Cortico-subcortical interactions in overlapping communities of edge functional connectivity.
Chumin EJ, Faskowitz J, Esfahlani FZ, Jo Y, Merritt H, Tanner JC, Cutts SA, Pope M, Betzel RF, Sporns O, Neuroimage (2022) [Link]

[13] Modularity maximization as a flexible and generic framework for brain network exploratory analysis.
Esfahlani FZ, Jo Y, Puxeddu MG, Merritt H, Tanner JC, Greenwell S, Patel R, Faskowitz J, Betzel RF Neuroimage (2021) [Link]

[12] The diversity and multiplexity of edge communities within and between brain systems.
Jo Y*, Esfahlani FZ, Faskowitz J, Chumin EJ, Sporns O, Betzel RF, Cell Reports (2021) [Link]

[11] Subject identification using edge-centric functional connectivity.
Jo Y*, Faskowitz J, Esfahlani FZ, Sporns O, Betzel RF, Neuroimage (2021) [Link]

[10] Edge-centric functional network representations of human cerebral cortex reveal overlapping system-level architecture.
Faskowitz J, Esfahlani FZ, Jo Y, Sporns O, Betzel RF, Nature Neuroscience (2020) [Link]

[9] Delayed default mode and brainstem-thalamic networks development and altered fast oscillation dynamics in a rat model of cortical malformation.
Kim MJ, Yum MS, Jo Y, Lee M, Kim EJ, Shim WH, Ko TS, Frontiers in Neuroscience (2020) [Link]

[8] Disrupted functional and structural connectivity in Angelman syndrome.
Jo Y, Yoon HM, Lee JS, Ks TS, Koo JH, Shim WH, Yum MS, American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) (2020) [PDF]

[7] High-amplitude co-fluctuations in cortical activity drive functional connectivity.
Esfahlani FZ, Jo Y*, Faskowitz J, Byrge L, Kennedy DP, Sporns O, Betzel RF, American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) (2020) [PDF]

[6] Radiomics prognostication model in glioblastoma using diffusion- and perfusion-weighted MRI
Kim HS, Jo Y, Yoo RE, Choi SH, Nam SH, Kim JH, Scientific Reports (2020) [PDF]

[5] Advanced imaging parameters improve the prediction of diffuse lower-grade gliomas subtype, IDH mutant with no 1p19q codeletion: added value to the T2/FLAIR mismatch sign.
Lee MK, Park JE, Jo Y, Park SY, Kim SJ, Kim HS, European Radiology (2020) [Link]

[4] Repeatability of amide proton transfer-weighted signals in the brain according to clinical condition and anatomical location.
Lee JB, Park JE, Jung SC, Jo Y, Kim D, Kim HS, Choi CG, Kang DW, European Radiology (2020) [Link]

[3] Prediction of Core Signaling Pathway using Diffusion- and Perfusion-based MR Radiomics and Next Generation Sequencing in IDH wild type Glioblastoma.
Park SY, Park JE, Jo Y, Nam SJ, Chun SM, Kim JH, Kim HS, Radiology (2019) [Link]

[2] Incorporating diffusion- and perfusion-weighted MRI into a radiomics model improves diagnostic performance for pseudoprogression in glioblastoma patients.
Kim JY, Park JE, Jo Y, Shim WH, Nam SJ, Kim JH, Yoo RE, Choi SH, Kim HS, Neuro-Oncology (2018) [Link]

[1] Sudden bispectral index reduction and suppression ratio increase associated with bradycardia in patient undergoing breast conserving surgery.
Jo Y*, Kim JM, Jeon SB, Park SU, Kam HJ, Shim WH, Kim SH, Journal of Neurocritical Care (2018) [Link]




Invited Talks

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea
Topic: Brain networks and their edges

Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea
Topic: Brain networks and their edges

Department of Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Topic: Brain networks and their edges

OnNeuro, Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI), Ohio State University
Topic: Variation in high-amplitude event across the human lifespan

Organization for Human Brain Mapping Montreal (OHBM), Canada - Oral session
Topic: Variation in high-amplitude event across the human lifespan

Biological Research Information Center (BRIC) Webinar, Postech, South Korea
Topic: High-amplitude cofluctuations in cortical activity drive functional connectivity




Honors and Awards

June 2024 Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Caregiver Grant

Summer 2023 Complex Networks and Systems National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Affiliate Fellowship

Summer 2022 Complex Networks and Systems National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Affiliate Fellowship

August 2019 Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network, Workshop Student Travel Grant

2019 - 2024 Indiana University - Bloomington, Arts and Science Graduate Student Scholarship

2012 - 2015 Korea Foundation of Advanced Studies, Undergraduate Scholarship Program

2012 Sogang University, Scholarship of Academic Performance (1/3 Tuition exemption)

2011 Sogang University, Scholarship of Academic Performance (1/3 Tuition exemption)




Teaching and Workshops

April 2023 Indiana University - Bloomington, Primary Instructor in Network Neuroscience Workshop

December 2020 Indiana University - Bloomington, Imaging Research Facility, Section Instructor in Image Processing Workshop

SP2020 Indiana University - Bloomington, Assistant Instructor in K300 Statistical techniques

FA2019 Indiana University - Bloomington, Teaching Assistant in P155 Introduction to Psychological and Brain Sciences

FA2013 Sogang University, Volunteer Tutor in Sogang Light House Program teaching mathematics and english to underprivileged children




Miscellaneous