Joon Shim, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate (previously held)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute

Dr. Shim's areas of expertise are at the interface of neuroscience and vascular biology with an emphasis on neurovascular interactions. His research interest lies in roles of vascular endothelial growth factor in the brain, hydrocephalus, and neurodegeneration. Since his postdoctoral training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston University Medical Campus, he has experienced in translation of basic science towards the therapeutic application based on data gathered from human clinical specimens. He is dedicated to understanding hypoxia, angiogenesis, and blood-derived factors in association with human behavioral outcomes using transgenic animals, mammalian cell culture, and human postmortem tissues. His expertise in pediatric hydrocephalus and genetic rodent models of Meckel syndrome allows a systematic characterization of brain models and their utilities in neuroscience. He has a demonstrated record of successful and productive research projects in the area of basic science and clinical research, and Dr. Shim believes that his exploration to neonatal human and animal specimens will help elucidate pathogenic mechanisms and create a new platform for disease-modifying strategies. Dr. Shim has recent and previous experience in supervising undergraduate, graduate, and medical students as evidenced in recent publications. He synergizes the traditional approach of transgenic animal model with human models in vitro in comparison with human postmortem tissues to complement each other to better understand pathogenesis of neurological disorders.

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  1. Lucas HB, McKnight I, Raines R, Hijazi A, Hart C, Lee C, Kim DG, Li W, Lee PHU, Shim JW. Factors Associated with Mutations: Their Matching Rates to Cardiovascular and Neurological Diseases. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 May 11; 22(10). PMID: 34064609; PMCID: PMC8151074; DOI: 10.3390/ijms22105057;
  2. McKnight I, Hart C, Park IH, Shim JW. Genes causing congenital hydrocephalus: Their chromosomal characteristics of telomere proximity and DNA compositions. Exp Neurol. 2021 01; 335:113523. PMID: 33157092; PMCID: PMC7750280; DOI: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2020.113523;
  3. Hochstetler AE, Smith HM, Preston DC, Reed MM, Territo PR, Shim JW, Fulkerson D, Blazer-Yost BL. TRPV4 antagonists ameliorate ventriculomegaly in a rat model of hydrocephalus. JCI Insight. 2020 09 17; 5(18). PMID: 32938829; PMCID: PMC7526552; DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.137646;
  4. Shim JW, Territo PR, Simpson S, Watson JC, Jiang L, Riley AA, McCarthy B, Persohn S, Fulkerson D, Blazer-Yost BL. Hydrocephalus in a rat model of Meckel Gruber syndrome with a TMEM67 mutation. Sci Rep. 2019 01 31; 9(1):1069. PMID: 30705305; PMCID: PMC6355840; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-37620-5;
  5. Shim JW, Madsen JR. VEGF Signaling in Neurological Disorders. Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Jan 17; 19(1). PMID: 29342116; PMCID: PMC5796221; DOI: 10.3390/ijms19010275;
  6. Shim JW, Sandlund J, Hameed MQ, Blazer-Yost B, Zhou FC, Klagsbrun M, Madsen JR. Excess HB-EGF, which promotes VEGF signaling, leads to hydrocephalus. Sci Rep. 2016 05 31; 6:26794. PMID: 27243144; PMCID: PMC4886677; DOI: 10.1038/srep26794;
  7. Walsh KR, Kuwabara JT, Shim JW, Wainford RD. Norepinephrine-evoked salt-sensitive hypertension requires impaired renal sodium chloride cotransporter activity in Sprague-Dawley rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2016 Jan 15; 310(2):R115-24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26608659; PMCID: PMC4796647; DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00514.2014;
  8. Shim JW, Sandlund J, Madsen JR. VEGF: a potential target for hydrocephalus. Cell Tissue Res. 2014 Dec; 358(3):667-83. PMID: 25146955; DOI: 10.1007/s00441-014-1978-6;
  9. Shim JW, Dodge TR, Hammond MA, Wallace JM, Zhou FC, Yokota H. Physical weight loading induces expression of tryptophan hydroxylase 2 in the brain stem. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e85095. PMID: 24416346; PMCID: PMC3885668; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085095;
  10. Hamamura K, Zhang P, Zhao L, Shim JW, Chen A, Dodge TR, Wan Q, Shih H, Na S, Lin CC, Sun HB, Yokota H. Knee loading reduces MMP13 activity in the mouse cartilage. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Nov 01; 14:312. PMID: 24180431; PMCID: PMC3924329; DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-14-312;
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