Postdoctoral Researcher Position in South Korea – Cellular Immunology, Life Science

    Postdoctoral Researcher Position in South Korea - Cellular Immunology, Life Science

    Postdoctoral Researcher Position in South Korea – Cellular Immunology, Life Science at Department of Life Science, College of Natural Sciences, Hanyang University, South Korea

    Postdoctoral Researcher Position – Cellular immunology

    Deadline to Apply

    Open Position


    Postdoctoral Researcher Position

    No. of Position(s)

    Not Specified

    Research area

    Life Science


    According to Standard Norms


    Department of Life Science
    College of Natural Sciences
    Hanyang University

    Contract period

    Not Specified


    Dr. Choi


    PhD in relevant fields

    Responsibilities/Job Description

    Research in relevant fields and interests of the lab

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    Documents required

    Please provide the following:

    • a cover letter presenting who you are and your scientific interests within the context of current research in our lab
    • curriculum vitae

    About the Choi Lab

    The Choi’s Lab, also named as “Cellular Immunology Lab” is interested in the molecular and cellular basis of the immune response and immunomodulation in various diseases. Je-Min Choi, Ph.D., and his team study T lymphocytes regarding both how they contribute autoimmunity and how we could modulate their functions for therapeutics in human diseases.

    T cells are originated from hematopoietic stem cells, matures in the thymus, and plays a central role in immune response. Although large variety of T cell clones are beneficial to fight against diverse pathogens, their possible reactivity to self-antigen should be tightly controlled by central and peripheral tolerance system. Thus, understanding of antigen specific T cell functions and immune tolerance is crucial to understand human diseases caused by abnormalities in immune system like autoimmunity, allergy, etc. 

    Dr. Choi and his laboratory have identified innate immunological function of CD4 T cells during inflammation in the spinal cord and brain in autoimmune encephalomyelitis model of mice. IL-1 and IL-23 was revealed to stimulate multi-clonal bystander activation of Th17 cells in antigen independent manner supporting large amount of IL-17 and GM-CSF to cause severe demyelination in CNS. They expand bystander T cell study to explain other diseases in a different circumstance of inflammation. 

    In addition, his team have discovered a tissue barrier-permeable peptide from human proteins to make successful intracellular delivery of T-cell modulatory molecules. By utilizing peptide-based drug delivery system, they developed fusion proteins or peptides combined to CTLA-4, PTPN, NFATi, NLRX1, siChi3l1, etc. to study its immunomodulatory roles in autoimmunity, allergy, graft rejection, and tumor immunity.

    In particular, in vivo induction of Treg cells by CTLA-4 signaling peptide is major interest as to develop a peptide immune modulator as a novel therapeutic drug for treating autoimmune disease, allergy, transplantation, GvHD, etc.

    • CNS autoimmune disease therapy by CTLA-4 signaling peptide
    • Bystander T cell functions in autoimmunity, infection, and cancer
    • Sex-differences in autoimmune diseases
    • Tissue-barrier penetrating peptide and its application to modulate biological events

    Department of Life Science, College of Natural Sciences, Hanyang University
    #519 (Office), #527 (Lab), Natural Science Building, Hanyang University
    222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, 04763
    +82-2-2220-4765 (Office)
    +82-2-2220-0953 (Lab)

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