Myung Shin, PhD

Myung Shin, PhD

Research Fellow
Neuronal Signal Transduction

One Max Planck Way
Jupiter, FL 33458

Researcher Bio

Dr. Myung Eun Shin joined the Yasuda Lab as a postdoc in November 2011 at Duke University and moved with the lab to the Max Planck Florida Institute in August 2012. Her research elucidates the mechanisms underlying learning and memory in mice using optogenetic techniques.

Before joining the Yasuda Lab, Dr. Shin earned her PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studied the spatiotemporal dynamics and functions of traction during neutrophil chemotaxis. Using traction force microscopy along with molecular techniques, she showed the key involvement of myosin light chain kinase in traction dynamics in neutrophil chemotaxis.

Research Interests

  • Spatiotemporal involvement of CaMKII during learning
  • Synaptic plasticity during learning


  • PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Cell and Developmental Biology (2011)
  • BS, Ewha Womans University, Biological Sciences (2005)

Recent work:

In a flash – dissecting memory with light