• Chong-Kill Lee
  • Suk-Gil Song
Chong-Kill Lee

Education & Career

  • 1977-1981 B.S. Department of Pharmacy, Chungbuk National University, Korea
  • 1981-1983 M.S. Department of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Korea
  • 1986-1990 Ph.D. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, IL, USA

Professional Experience

  • 1990-1994 Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, Chungbuk National University
  • 1994-1999 Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Chungbuk National University
  • 1996-1998 Visiting Fellow, Laboratory of Immunoregulation, NCI, Frederick, MD, USA
  • 1999-present Professor, College of Pharmacy, Chungbuk National University
  • 2009-2010 Dean, College of Pharmacy, Chungbuk National University
  • 2010-2010 Vice President, The Korean Association of Immunologists (KAI)
  • 2011-2011 President, The Korean Association of Immunologists (KAI)
  • 2011-2012 Vice President, The Pharmaceutical Society of Korea
  • 2013-present Editor-in-Chief of Immune Network, The official journal of KAI

Research Areas

  1. Regulation of T cell responses via modulation of MHC-restricted antigen presentation
  2. Efficient generation and use of regulatory dendritic cells
  3. Fabrication and characterization of immunomodulatory & anti-cancer biodegradable nanoparticles


Selected Publications

  1. Kim KH, Kim SH, Jung HH, Moon JH, Jeong SU, Yu K, Lee CK. (2018). Thapsigargin increases IL-2 production in T cells at nanomolar concentrations. Immune Netw. 18(4):e26.
  2. Lee H, Lee Y, Kim J, An J, Lee S, Kong H, Song Y, Lee CK, Kim K. (2018). Modulation of the gut microbiota by metformin improves metabolic profiles in aged obese mice. Gut Microbes. 9(2):155-165.
  3. Kim SH, Jung HH, Lee CK. (2018). Generation, characteristics and clinical trials of ex vivo generated tolerogenic dendritic cells. Yonsei Med J. 59(7): 807-815.
  4. Lee, .J.H., Park, C.S., Jang, S., Kim, J.W.., Kim, S.H., Song, S., Kim, K., Lee, C.K. (2017). Tolerogenic dendritic cells are efficiently generated using minocycline and dexamethasone. Sci. Rep. 7:15087.
  5. Shim, S.M., Song, E,J., Song, D., Lee, T.Y., Kim, D.J., Nam, J.H., Gwin, Jeong. D., Le, C.K., Kim, S.H., Kim, J.K. (2017). Nontoxic outer membrane vesicles efficiently increase the efficacy of an influenza vaccine in mice and ferrets. Vaccine. 35(30): 3741-3748.
  6. Im, S., Kim, J.W., Kim, H.S., Park, C.S., Shin, E., Do, S.G., Park, Y.I., Lee, C.-K. (2016). Prevention of azoxymethane/dextran sodium sulfate-induced mouse colon carcinogenesis by processed Aloe vera gel. Int. Immunopharm. 40: 428-435.
  7. Lee, Y.H., Im, S.A., Kim, J.W., Lee, C.K. (2016). Vanilloid receptor 1 agonist, capsaicin and resiniferatoxin, enhances MHC class I-restricted viral anigen presentation in virus-infected dendritic cells. Immune Netw. 16(4): 233-241.
  8. Lee, Y., Im, S.A., Kim, J., Lee, S., Kwon, J., Lee, H., Kong, H., Song, Y., Shin, E., Do, S.G., Lee, C.-K., Kim, K. (2016). Modified Aloe polysaccharide restores chronic stress-induced immunosuppression in mice. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17(10): 1660..
  9. Kim, N., Park, C.S., Im, S.A., Kim, J.W., Lee, J.H., Park, Y.J., Song, S., Lee, C.-K. (2106). Minocycline promotes the generation of dendritic cells with regulatory properties. Oncotarget. 7(33): 52818-52831.
  10. Im, S.A., Park, C.S., Lee, C.-K. (2016). Immunoaugmenting activity of acemannan, the polysaccharides isolated from Aloe vera gel. Kor. J. Pharmacogn. 47(2): 103-109.

Suk-Gil Song

Education & Career :

  • 1986 B.S. College of Pharmacy, Chungbuk University, Korea
  • 1989 M.S. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • 1998 Ph.D. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • 1998-2001 Visiting Scientist. National Cancer Institute, NIH

Research Areas

  1. Cell Division Cycle, Polo-like kinase
  2. Cancer Development, Modulation of Cell Proliferation
  3. Genome Stability, Spindle Checkpoint


Selected Publications

  1. Sukgil Song and Kyung S. Lee. (2001) A novel function of Saccharomyces cerevisiae CDC5 in Cytokinesis. Journal Of Cell Biology 152: 451-470.
  2. Sukgil Song, Grenfell TZ, Garfield S, Erikson RL, Lee KS. (2000) Essential function of the polo box of Cdc5 in subcellular localization and induction of cytokinetic structures. Molecular and Cellular Biology 20(1):286-298
  3. Lee KS, Sukgil Song, Erikson RL. (1999) The polo-box-dependent induction of ectopic septal structures by a mammalian polo kinase, plk, in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.(USA). 96(25):14360-1436
  4. Sukgil Song and C. Park. (1998). Utilization of D-ribose through D-xylose transporter. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 163, 255-26
  5. Sukgil Song, and Chankyu Park. (1997) Organization and regulation of the D-xylose operons in Escherichia coli K-12: XylR acts as a transcriptional activator. J. Bacteriol. 179:7025-7032