• 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
  • 2005-2007 Assistant Dean, Collage of Pharmacy

Research Areas

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


Selected Publications

  1. Lung tumor growth-promoting function of peroxiredoxin 6, FREE RADICAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, 2013
  2. Downregulation of Melanocyte-Specific Facultative Melanogenesis by 4-Hydroxy-3-Methoxycinnamaldehyde Acting as a cAMP Antagonist, JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 2014
  3. Baccatin III, a precursor for the semisynthesis of paclitaxel, inhibits the accumulation and suppressive activity of myeloid-derived suppressor cells in tumor-bearing mice, INTERNATIONAL IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY, 2014
  4. Resiquimod, a TLR7/8 agonist, promotes differentiation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells into macrophages and dendritic cells, ARCHIVES OF PHARMACAL RESEARCH, 2014
  5. Identification of HLA-A2-restricted immunogenic peptides derived from a xenogenic porcine major histocompatibility complex, XENOTRANSPLANTATION, 2014
  6. Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid induces ROS-mediated cleavage of HSP90 in leukemia cells, CELL STRESS & CHAPERONES, 2015
  7. Interleukin-32 gamma attenuates ethanol-induced liver injury by the inhibition of cytochrome P450 2E1 e-pression and inflammatory responses, CLINICAL SCIENCE, 2015
  8. Decreased severity of collagen antibody and lipopolysaccharide-induced arthritis in human IL-32β overexpressed transgenic mice., Oncotarget, 2015
  9. Minocycline promotes the generation of dendritic cells with regulatory properties, ONCOTARGET, 2016
  10. Tolerogenic dendritic cells are efficiently generated using minocycline and dexamethasone, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 2017