David S. Hong

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David S. Hong
Assistant Professor, Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research
Faculty Research Fellow, 2015-16

David Hong’s interest in human behavior led to his current position as an Assistant Professor in the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research at Stanford University, which is comprised of a broad array of clinical and research activities. In this role, he investigates neurobiological correlates of cognitive-behavioral dysfunction, with the goal of ultimately applying this knowledge to clinical practice. A significant portion of his research focuses on sex-specific determinants to neurodevelopment and cognitive-behavioral outcomes. His recent work has examined genetic influences of the sex chromosomes on brain anatomy and function, such as in Turner and Klinefelter syndromes, where individuals have abnormal numbers of the X chromosome. Utilizing genomic, neuroimaging and cognitive-behavioral methods he investigates mechanisms by which differential gene expression from the sex chromosomes may influence social cognition and executive functions. He has recently extrapolated this work by studying how sex chromosome genetic factors interface with sex steroid influence, particularly in the modulation of brain development during the dynamic period of adolescence. As a means to investigate this critical area, he is currently examining neurodevelopmental trajectories in youth with gender dysphoria who identify as transgender. Dr. Hong received his BA at Yale University and his MD at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his residency, clinical fellowship and research postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University.

Futher information about Professor Hong is available from the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research website.