Dr. Kiwook Kim
Department of Pharmacology and Regenerative Medicine
Office: 4143 COMRB
email: [email protected]
Phone: (312) 355-8150
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.