Invited Faculty
  • Yeonseok Chung
    Seoul Nat'l Univ.
    Korea
  • Yeonseok Chung is a professor of immunology at Seoul National Univ. He received his Ph.D. from the Seoul National University in 2003. As a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Chen Dong at MDACC, Dr. Chung has provided a major contribution to the understanding of the biology of pathogenic T cells in autoimmune diseases. In 2010, he joined the University of Texas as an assistant professor. He was recruited to Seoul National University from 2014. Dr. Chung's research interests are directed at understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in mediating the immune-mediated disorders. His previous studies were focused on understanding the differentiation of helper T cells in autoimmune disease, allergy
    and cancer settings. He was among the first ones who identified the follicular regulatory T (Tfr) cells as a novel specialized subset controlling germinal center reactions. His recent works identified proatherogenic environment as a critical immune modulator that impacts the types of T cell immunity in vivo. In addition, his group found novel regulatory roles of several cytokines on regulatory T cells and cytotoxic T cells in cancer. He enjoys walking his lovely dog, Cookie, and playing board game with family in his spare time.
    Research & Clinical Focus

    Th17 cell

    Follicular helper T (Tfh) cell

    Germinal center reaction

    Autoimmunity

    Regulatory T cell

    Animal models of disease

  • Date Time Room Session Title Lecture Title
    Oct 21 11:00-11:30 Room B [Symposium] Year in Review (Basic): Recent Advances of T Cell Immunology in Autoimmunity Lipid metabolic control of T cell immunity