Program and Organizing Committee

2023 KSEA West Gulf Coast Regional Conference 

December 9th Sat., 2023
Houston Methodist Hospital Conference Center (RI Auditorium)


9:00 – 10:00 AM

10:00 – 10:10 AM

Registration, Check-in, Breakfast Roundtables

Opening Remarks (Chair: Hyuntaek Oh, Ph.D.)

10:10 – 11:10 AM

11:10 AM – 12:30 PM

12:30 – 1:00 PM

Trainee Research Presentation (Chair: Jung Hwan Kim, Ph.D.)

Coffee Break/Trainee Poster


1:00 – 2:00 PM

Keynote lecture (Chair: Crystal Shin, Ph.D.)

John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D.

Title: The limitless Frontier of mRNA Therapeutics

Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter and Carole Walter Looke Presidential
Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Disease Research, Department of Cardiovascular
Sciences Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration
Medical Director, Center for RNA Therapeutics
Houston Methodist
Weil Cornell Medical College

2:00 – 2:10 PM

2:10 – 3:00 PM

3:00 – 4:15 PM

4:15 – 4:30 PM

4:30 – 7:00 PM

Coffee Break

Faculty Research Presentation (Chair: Sung Yun Jung, Ph.D.)

Invited Lecture (Chair: Hyuntaek Oh, Ph.D.)

Award, Closing Remarks (Chair: Hyuntaek Oh, Ph.D.)

Reception (Kirby Ice House, 3333 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098)

Organizing Committee

Conference Chair

KSEA South Texas

Hyuntaek Oh, Ph.D.

Jong Min Choi, Ph.D., Goo Jun, Ph.D., Sung Yun Jung, Ph.D., Daewon Kim, Jung Hwan Kim, Ph.D., Seon Young Kim, Jaekyung Lee, Kyung Hyun Lee, Ph.D., Jeong Min Park, Ph.D., Crystal Shin, Ph.D., Kyuson Yun, Ph.D.