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.