Seungwoo Kang

Assistant Professor

Seungwoo Kang

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Graduate School

Department of The Graduate School


  • Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology University of California - Irv, 2014

  • MS, Neurobiology Korea University, 2008

  • BS, Life Sciences Korea University, 2005

Awards & Honors

  • Harry June ACNP Travel Award American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), 2021

  • Selected for the NIH Brain Initiative Summer Course on Interdisciplinary Computational Neuroscience at University of Missouri-Columbia University of Missouri-Columbia (NIH), 2019

  • Neuroscience 2018 Travel Award Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) , 2018

  • RSA Junior Investigator Travel Award Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), 2017

  • SfN Trainee Professional Development Award Society for Neuroscience (SfN), 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PHRM 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • PHRM 8043

    Pharmacology & Therapeutics II
  • PHRM 9020

    Seminar in Pharmacology
  • VBIO 9010

    Seminar in Vascular Bio
  • NURO 8082

    Neuroscience II
  • PHRM 8042

    Pharmacology & Therapeutics I


Selected Recent Publications

  • The Role of Glutamatergic Astrocyte-Neuron Interaction in Adult Anxiety Susceptibility Induced by Adolescent Repeated Alcohol Exposure, 2023
  • External globus pallidus input to the dorsal striatum regulates habitual seeking behavior in male mice, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Astrocyte activities in the external globus pallidus regulate action-selection strategies in reward-seeking behaviors, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Activation of Astrocytes in the Paraventricular Nucleus of Thalamus Modulates Social Behaviors, 2022
  • Distinct Coordination of Dorsomedial and Dorsolateral Striatum Encoding Social and Exploratory Behaviors, 2021

Professional Service

  • Frontiers in Psychiatry 2023 - Present

    Role: Editor, Journal Editor
  • Neuropsychopharmacology 2023 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Scientific Reports 2023 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Frontiers in Physiology 2022 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Brain Sciences 2022 - 2024

    Role: Editor, Journal Editor