Dr. Won’s current research interests focus primarily on examining the effect and mechanism of progesterone and or its metabolite allopregnanolone against hemorrhagic brain damage and blood-brain-barrier dysfunction associated with administration of tPA after embolic stroke.
Her previous research studied the pathogenesis and mechanisms of blood-brain barrier disruption in animal models of stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
Soon Mi Won earned her M.S. (2005) in Physiology from Kyungpook National University in South Korea.
She earned her Ph. D. (2010) in the Neuroscience Graduate Program from Ajou University’s college of medicine in South Korea