2020 KSEA West Gulf Coast Regional Conference

December 12, 2020 (Sat.)

1PM - 6PM

Program and Organizing Committee


  1. Opening remarks (1PM)

    • Mr. Myung Soo Ahn, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Houston

    • Soolyeon Cho, PhD, KSEA president / Professor, NCSU

  1. Session I: Plenary lecture (1:15 PM - 2:15 PM) (Chair: Kyuson Yun, PhD)

    • Dr. Susan Ackerman: HHMI/UCSD

    • Talk title: "mRNA translation defects and neurological disorders"

  1. Session II: Oral presentation (2:20 PM - 4:20 PM) (Chair: Ju-Seog Lee, PhD)

    • Breakout sessions for trainee presentations

    • Short talks for students and postdocs

  1. Session III: Invited talks (4:20 PM - 5:35 PM) (Chair: Joo-hyung Lee, PhD)

    • Career development seminar

      • Shrenik Mehta, PhD, Pharmaceutical Development Dept., Genetech: "Transitioning to the Industry"

      • JongKyeong Cheong, PhD, Professor, Seoul National Unversity: "Overview of the SNU faculty recruitment"

    • Research seminar

      • Se-Ran Jun, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: "(A rea-time) genomic surveillance for infection control and antibiotic stewardship"

  1. Closing remarks and awards (5:40 PM - 6:00 PM)

Please note that the schedule is tentative and subject to change

Organizing Committee

KSEA South Texas Chapter

Goo Jun

Sung Yun Jung

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

Hyunju Jeong


Min Gyu Lee

Dongsu Park

Ju Seog Lee

Nayun Kim

Sang Jun Han

Seung Hee Yoo

Yangjin Bae

Crystal S Shin

Kyuson Yun

Joo Hyung Lee