Ae-Kyung Yi, University of Tennessee Health Sci Center
Young, Hahn, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Thomas Cho, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Sun Jung Kim, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Minsoo Kim, University of Rochester
Michael Cho, Iowa State University
Eun Lee, Virginia Commonwealth University
Sang-Moo Kang, Georgia State University
Minji Byun, Washington University in St. Louis
Insoo Kang, Yale University
Hyun Park, NIH
Booki Min, Cleveland clinic
Changhwan Kim, Purdue University
We are pleased to announce that the 2016 AKIA summer symposium and general assembly will be held on August 5th, 2016, at the Porter Building of the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.
The NIH is accessible from three major airports (DCA, IAD, BWI), and is close the Union Station train station in Washington DC. The symposium will be co-hosted by the NIH-Korean Scientist Association (NIHKSA.org) who will support logistic and organization of the symposium.
Please find below the program of the summer conference.
Registration has been closed as of June 10, 2016
2016 AKIA/KAI guest symposium at the 2016 AAI meeting in Seattle, WA (May 13-17, 2015)
AKIA organized the 3rd AKIA and KAI (Korean Association of Immunobiologists) guest symposium at the 2016 AAI meeting, Sunday, May 15 from 12:30-2:30 PM.
Immune regulation of viral pathogenesis Co-Chair(s): Young Hahn (UVA, USA), Eui-Cheol Shin (KAIST)
Eui-Cheol Shin (KAIST) IL-15 and NKG2D in virus-induced immunopathogenesis_____
Sang-Jun Ha (Yonsei University) Role of PD-1 in regulatory T cells during chronic virus infection
Heung Kyu Lee (KAIST) Dysbiosis contributes to impaired antiviral immunity in the genital mucosa
Sujin Lee (Emory University) Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Induced by Multivalent Inactivated Rhinovirus
Michael Cho (Iowa State University) Developing vaccine strategies to modulate immunogenicity of B cell epitopes
AKIA-KAI guest symposium dinner venue
Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:30 PM.
Dinner will be at Restaurant Shilla (walking distance from the Convention Center)
Tel: 206-623-9996 Address: 2300 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
2015 AKIA/KAI guest symposium at the 2015 AAI meeting in New Orleans, LA (May 8-12, 2015)
AKIA hosted the second AKIA and KAI (Korean Association of Immunobiologists) guest symposium at the 2015 AAI meeting. There will be a one-day satellite meeting of AKIA members at the AAI conference to conduct AKIA business and for scientific exchange. For further information, please contact the AKIA council.
2014 AKIA/KAI joint symposium at the 2014 Fall Conference of Korean Association of Immunobiologists, Seoul, Korea
AKIA will have a joint symposium with KAI on November 7th at the 2014 fall conference of the Korean Association of Immunbiologists in Seoul, Korea.
For further information about this program, please contact the AKIA council.
AKIA at the KAST 3rd Frontier Scientist Workshop. Langham Hotel, LA, CA (July 9-10, 2014)
The 3rd Frontier Scientists workshop organized by KAST (Korea Academy of Science and Technology) and hosted by AKIA president Jae Jung.
The following AKIA members participated and presented their work: Joonsoo Kang (U Mass): Search for the elusive, primordial originator of fast lymphoid effectors. Kyunghee Choi (Wash U): ETS factor ER71/ETV2 in vascular regeneration and tumor angiogenesis Yongwon Choi (U Penn): A role of TRAF6 in mucosal immunity. Francis Lee (Columbia): Innate immune function of osteoblasts at the bone-host interface. Young S. Hahn (UVA): Immunoregulatory mechanism by hepatitis C virus Yousang Gwack (UCLA): CRACR2A encodes a large Rab GTPase important for Ca2+ and JNK signalling to drive T cell differentiation. Jae U. Jung (USC): Host-Pathogen Standoff: Roles of Pattern Recognizing Receptors and Intracellular Restriction Factors in Antiviral Immune Response Sang-Moo Kang (GSU):Concepts and immunology of Virus-like Particle vaccines
AKIA/KAI Joint Guest Symposium at the 2014 AAI in Pittsburgh, PA (May 2-6, 2014)
Chair: Charlie Surh (IBS, Korea) Co-chair: Mi-La Cho (Catholic University, Korea)
Speakers: Jae Jung (U. Southern California): Host and Pathogen Standoff: Host Intracellular Pattern Recognition Receptors vs Viral Immune Modulators Yong-Soo Bae (Sungkyunkwan University): Positive and negative regulatory factors epigenetically expressed during DC development control the immunogenicity of dendritic cells Sungjin Kim (Michigan State U): Memory-like NK cells with potent Fc receptor function and broad-spectrum antiviral activity Mi-La Cho (Catholic University): STAT3 licenses AP-1 family to drive Th17cell differentiation in autoimmune diseases Hyun Park (Natl. Inst. Health): Interleukin-7 receptor as a new target for immune intervention in inflammation and autoimmunity
Inaugural 2013 AKIA meeting La Jolla Institue for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI) 9420 Athena Cir. La Jolla, CA 92037
Agenda (July 12 - July 13, 2013)Scientific Program
The Association of Korean Immunologists in America (AKIA)
Thursday, July 11 2013
Arrival and check in San Diego Marriott La Jolla 4240 La Jolla Village Drive La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 587-1414
Friday, July 12 2013 Breakfast at the hotel 8:30-9:00 AM Registration at the LIAI 9:00-9:10 AM Welcoming remarks by Mitch Kronenberg 9:10-9:30 AM Introduction of AKIA by Cheong-Hee Chang
Session 1 At the beginning 9:30-9:50 AM Jae Ung Jung (University of Southern California) When Autophagy Meets Microbes 9:50-10:10 AM Sungjin Kim (Michigan State University) Antibody-dependent memory NK cell and beyond 10:10-10:30 AM Young Jun Kang (The Scripps Research Institute) Immune cell signaling in inflammation: Mechanism and its application 10:30-10:50 AM Sun Jung Kim (The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research) Regulation of inflammatory function in dendritic cells by the Blimp-1 SLE risk variant 10:50- 11:10 Coffee Break Session 2 Bridging innate to adaptive immunity 11:10-11:30 AM Insoo Kang (Yale University School of Medicine) U1-snRNP activates the NLRP3 inflammasome in human monocytes 11:30-11:50 AM Byung S. Kim (Northwestern University) Role of innate immunity in the development of virus-induced demyelinating disease 11:50-12:10 PM Booki Min* (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) - Session Chair Regulation of homeostasis-driven T cell responses by antigen presenting cells 12:10-12:30 PM Chang Kim (Purdue University) Regulation of gut homing receptors 12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
Session 3 Effector immune cell generation and immunity 1:30-1:50 PM Joonsoo Kang (University of Massachusetts Medical School) Making lymphoid effector subsets, fast and slow 1:50-2:10 PM Cheong-Hee Chang (The University of Michigan Medical School) mTOR2 regulates the development and function of iNKT cells and innate-like CD4 T cells 2:10-2:30 PM Hyewon Phee* (Northwestern University) - Session Chair An essential role of PAK2 in control of T cell development, maturation and homeostasis 2:30-2:50 PM Charlie Surh (Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Korea) Regulation of Immune Homeostasis to Commensal Antigens 2:50-3:10 PM J. Hyun Park (NIH) Constitutive activation of the cytoskeleton remodeler Ezrin desensitizes cytokine signaling and impairs T cell homeostasis 3:10-3:30 PM Coffee Break Session 4 Toward the end 3:30-3:50 PM Young S. Hahn (University of Virginia School of Medicine) Liver-primed CD8+ T cells exhibit IL-10+PD-1+Tim-3+ phenotype with the regulatory function on antigen-specific effector CD8+ T cells 3:50-4:10 PM Sujin Lee* (Emory University School of Medicine) - Session Chair Regulation of RSV T cell immunity by costimulation in young and aged mouse model 4:10-4:30 PM Moon Gyo Kim (Inha University, Korea) Genes from Thymic Epithelium to Tumor Immunology 4:30-4:50 PM Kyunghee Choi (Washington University in St. Louis) Hematopoietic stem cells and myeloid skewing in chronic inflammation 5:00-6:00 PM Free time
6:30 PM Group dinner
Saturday, July 13 2013
Breakfast at the hotel 9:00-10:30 AM Small group meeting 10:30-11:00 AM Coffee Break 11:00-12:00 PM Organizational meeting 12:00 PM Concluding remarks