Emily Floyd is the manager for the Global Neuroethics Summit, as well as the Emory Integrity Project at the Emory University Center for Ethics. Emily primarily focuses on program development and implementation. Emily received her undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University in Political Science, her graduate degree from University of South Florida in Higher Education, and will be completing her Master of Religious Leadership degree at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in May 2019. Emily works to create and implement environments and events that engage participants, promote community, and have lasting intellectual impact.
Celeste Fong is the assistant manager for the Global Neuroethics Summit. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Bioethics with a certificate in Neuroethics at Emory University. Her primary interests include the relationships between the neurobiology of mental disorders and moral value in decision-making. Previously, Celeste completed undergraduate degrees in Neuroscience and Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is very much looking forward to meeting everyone and participating in the 2018 GNS in Seoul, S. Korea this Fall.
Hyunjung is the assistant manager for the Global Neuroethics Summit and works at the Brain Research Policy Center of the Korea Brain Research Institute(KBRI). She completed her master’s certificate program in political science at the Graduate School of Sogang University; International Relations is her specialty.
Prior to joining the KBRI in 2016, she has worked in the Department of Climate Change Action at the Korea Environment Corporation(Keco) and participated in 2014 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP20 as a government delegate.
Heon is a Senior Researcher at the Korea Brain Research Institute in Daegu, Korea. There, he works in project planning, responsible for the analysis of domestic and overseas brain research trends. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield in the UK. He was also a research associate at the School of Nano-bioscience Chemical Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, as well as an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Jungwon University. Heon’s primary research interest is in the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and memory, for which he has several publications.
Stepheni Uh graduated from Emory University with degrees in Neuroscience and Ethics. As the 2014-15 Bobby Jones Fellow, she completed her MPhil in Behavioural and Neural Sciences at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. She has since engaged in exploratory and clinical research at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Neuroscience & Society and the Center for Autism Research at the CHOP. Since her time at Emory, she has also collaborated with the Dalai Lama and Emory’s Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, providing unique cross-cultural perspectives into her studies.
Her primary interests lie in the ethical, social, and legal implications of human neuroscience research as well as the translation of science for policy across diverse populations. Stepheni was recently awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue her PhD at the University of Cambridge’s MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. She will investigate the neurophysiological foundations of resilience in children growing up in poverty with the hope to better inform interventions and policies targeting human development and well-being.