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Jong-Young Kwak


Ajou University School of Medicine

South Korea


Dr. Kwak is appointed Professor at the Department of Pharmacology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Korea in 2015. He is currently the Director of the Immune-network Pioneer Research Center, which is sponsored as one of the Pioneer Research Center Programs by the Korean Ministry of Science ICT & Future Planning. He is elected as Doctor Honoris Causa in the Russian Academy of Science in 2012 and on editorial boards in World J Exp Med and Advances in Modern Oncology Research. He contributed to the editing of a special issue of the Journal of Immunological Research 2014 entitled “Pathophysiological roles of cytokine-chemokine immune network” and is going to edit the annual special issue. He has over 150 scientific papers and conducted over 10 invited presentations in international symposiums. He completed his doctorate in Medical Biochemistry with neutrophil activation and signal transduction pathways at the Pusan National University, Korea in 1991. After his study of phospholipase D activation of neutrophils at Emory University as a post-doctorate, he joined the Department of Biochemistry at Dong-A University in 1997, where he directed his research to dendritic cell analysis.

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