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Seungmin (Sam) Hwang


Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, The University of Chicago
Postdoctoral Training, Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

My major research interest is the host-pathogen interaction that governs the outcome of infection - pathogenesis, commensalism, or eradication. The effector mechanisms of immune control by host and the immune evasion strategies by pathogens are the particular interests of my current research. Recently, the degradative and non-degradative roles of autophagy ("self-eating") pathway/proteins in the host immune system have been the focus of my research as the crucial effector mechanisms of anti-pathogenic immune defense.

Immunology Microbiology Virology

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Assistant Professor

University of Chicago
March 2013
Department of Pathology
Host-pathogen/tumor interaction is the main theme of our research and our current research programs are to elucidate the mechanism of Targeting by AutophaGy proteins (TAG) of immune effectors onto the membrane of vacuoles containing pathogens/tumors and to understand the role of autophagy pathway/proteins in tumor microenvironment.

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