Dr You-Me Kim

KAIST, Korea

Dr. You-Me Kim is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering at KAIST in Korea. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Seoul National University and her Ph.D. degree in Molecular Pharmacology and Structural Biology from Thomas Jefferson University in the USA. After completing her postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and Whitehead Institute, she worked at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research before returning back to Korea in 2009. Dr. Kim’s main research interest is in elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of various immune cells in both homeostatic and pathological conditions. Another main research topic is the interaction between commensal microbiota and the host immune system. Ultimately, she hopes to provide a novel framework for the therapeutic intervention of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

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