Dr. Kiwook Kim

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacology and Regenerative Medicine


Office: 4143 COMRB
email: kiwook@uic.edu
Phone: (312) 355-8150

Rotation Projects

Our lab investigates development and physiological roles of monocyte and macrophages in steady state as well as pathological conditions (both inflammatory phase and resolving-phase) taking advantage of cutting-edge lineage-tracing approaches, cell ablation strategy and in-vivo imaging techniques combined with high throughput transcriptomic analysis.

Specifically, we focus on (1) roles of  novel macrophage populations that we newly identified in gut mesentery in either promoting or resolving the gut inflammation, (2) distinct roles of embryonic-derived macrophages and monocyte-derived macrophages in lung inflammation.