2021 KSEA West Gulf Coast Regional Conference

December 11, 2021 (Sat.)


Program and Organizing Committee

Opening remarks (12:30 PM-1:00 PM) (Chair: Dr. Sang Jun Han)

  • Ambassador Myung Soo Ahn

    • Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Houston

  • Dr. Brian Park

    • President, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association

    • Professor, University of Virginia

  • Mr. Seok-Ho Kim

    • Managing Director, Korea-U.S. Science Cooperation Center (KUSCO)

Session I: Plenary lecture (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM) (Chair: Dr. Ju-Seog Lee)

Dr. Bert W. O'Malley

Chancellor of Baylor College of Medicine

Title: Structure-Function Studies of Nuclear Receptor-Coactivator Transcription Complexes Suggests New Therapeutic Applications.

Session II: Trainee Research Presentation (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM) (Chair: Dr. Tae Jin Lee)

    1. Breakout sessions for trainee presentations

    2. Short talks for students and postdocs (Presentation 12 min, Q&A 2 min)

Session III: Invited talks (3:30PM – 5:00 PM)



Section A (Chair: Dr. Jung Hwan Kim)

Dr. Jaehoon (Jason) Lee

Associate Professor & Program Coordinator,

Department of Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Counseling Texas Tech University

Title: A synthesis of variable-centered approach and person-centered approach for an effective forecasting of health outcomes and clinical transition.

Dr. James Jihoon Kang

Associate Professor

School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences, College of Sciences University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)

Title: Biochar for water and soil remediation

Dr. HyeongJun Kim

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Title: Single-molecule biophysics approaches in studying mechanisms of DNA-binding proteins.

Section B (Chair: Dr. Kyuson Yun)

Dr. Janice H. Logan

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Title: Intellectual Property Considerations for Academic Researchers

Dr. In-Hyun Park

Associate Professor

Yale Stem Cell Center, Yale University Scholl of Medicine

Title: Development of the integrated brain organoids for human brain development

Dr. Jayhun Lee

Assistant Professor

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Title: Developmental regulation of parasite survival and immune evasion by Schistosoma

Session IV: Closing remarks and awards (5:00 PM – 5:15 PM)

Trainee Research Award Chair: Dr. Tae Jin Lee

Session V: Conference Banquet (7:00 PM)

Location; South Texas Chapter (Houston) - Korea House, 10078 Long Point Rd, Houston, TX 77055

  • A meal ticket will be given to the participants from North Texas Chapter (Dallas) , Austin Chapter (Austin) , Texas Coastal Bend Chapter (Corpus Christi) and Arkansas Chapter

Organizing Committee

Conference Chair

Sang Jun Han

Program Organizer

Tae Jin Lee

KSEA South Texas Chapter

Sung Yun Jung

Jung Hwan Kim

Jong Min Choi

Junho Choi

KSEA North Texas Chapter

Wooram Park

KSEA Austin Texas Chapter

In Hyouk Song

KSEA Texas Coastal Bend Chapter

Soojin Yoo

KSEA Arkansas Chapter

Young Hye Song



Texas Medical Center Faculties

Crystal S Shin

Dongsu Park

Goo Jun

Ji Young Yoo

Joo Hyung Lee

Ju Seog Lee

Jung Hwan Kim

Kyuson Yun

Min Gyu Lee

Min Sup Song

Sang Jun Han

Seung Hee Yoo

Sung Yun Jung

Tae Jin Lee

Yangjin Bae