Young Jun Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Director, (VI4)
Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation
Professor of Otolaryngology
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Co-Leader, Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Research Program
Barry and Amy Baker Chair in Laryngeal, Head and Neck Research

MCE-South Tower
Suite 7209
1215 21st Avenue South
(615) 936-5000

Cancer immunology and immunotherapy

Research Description

Young Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and co-leader of the Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Research Program, is a clinician-scientist focused on the development of immunotherapeutic modalities for solid tumors. As a surgeon who treats patients with head and neck cancer, Kim approaches research from a translational standpoint to understand the relationship between neoplastic transformation and the host immune response. His lab has made contributions in the area of tumor induced immunosuppression of dendritic cells, characterization of human myeloid derived suppressor cells, and the development of novel adjuvants for cancer vaccines.

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