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Fourth Korean-American Symposium

Korean Academy of Science and Technology – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel - Incheon, Republic of Korea
June 17-21, 2019


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 A New Frontier in Cosmological Simulations

Organizers: Sabrina Stierwalt and Chunglee Ki


Cosmological Hydrodynamic Simulations on Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Jihye Shin, Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute


Sweating the Small Stuff: Or How I Learned To START Worrying and Love The Smallest Galaxies
Coral Wheeler, California Institute of Technology

Upcoming Era in Numerical Galaxy Formation - New Possibilities and Challenges   
Ji-hoon Kim, Seoul National University

 Human Evolution

Organizers: Robert Eagle and Young Seok Ju


Frontiers in Human Evolution Research
Sang-Hee Lee, University of California, Riversid


Evolution, Human Evolution, & Covolution
Jong Hwa Bhak, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)

Understanding Human Evolution via Ancient Genomics   
John Lindo, Emory University

 Cancer Immunotherapy, Adaptive Cell, Innate Cell, TIME

Organizers: Sang Jun Ha and Aubree Gordon


Brief Overview of Cancer Immunotherapy
Junsang Doh, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)


De Novo DNA Methylation Programs Regulate T Cell Exhaustion and Limit T Cell-Based Immunotherapies
Benjamin Youngblood, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Understanding of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Cancer Patients
Su-Hyung Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

 Artificial Metalloenzymes

Organizers: Louise Berben and Ki Tae Nam


Artificial Metalloenzymes: Design Strategies, Applications, and Opportunities
Rudi Fasan, University of Rochester


Learning From Nature: Building Artificial Metalloenzymes For Energy Conversion And Storage
Hannah Shafaat, Ohio State University

Understanding How Metalloenzyme-Mimetic Catalysts Work: A Spectroscopic Approach
Sun Hee Kim, Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI)

 Frontiers of Air Pollution

Organizers: Aradhna Tripathi and Nam Sung Hyun


Does Air Pollution Still Belong To The Realm Of Science?
Saewung Kim, University of California Irvine


Long-Lived Greenhouse Gases: History, Importance, and Current Trends
Jooil Kim, University of California San Diego

Understanding of Atmospheric Aerosol Emission Sources and Formation Processes in Korea via Aerosol Mass Spectrometry 
Hwajin Kim, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)

 Can Software write Software?

Organizers: Eugene Ng and David Donghoon Hyeon


Can Software Write Software?  If So, How?
Jooyong Yi, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)


Automated Programming: an Evolutionary Approach
Shin Yoo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

 Neurological Basis of Mood Disorders

Organizers: Gavin Rumbaugh and Jaewon Ko


Mood Disorder- Specific Cell Types In Our Brain?
Ja Wook Koo, Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI)


Targeting Neuron Subtype Molecular Mechanisms in Mood Disorders
Mary Kay Lobo, University of Maryland School of Medicine

How to Identify and Characterize Essential Cell Types In Mania
Kihoon Han, Korea University College of Medicine

 Public Perception of Science

Organizer: Sabrina Stierwalt


The Science of Science Communication
Sara Yeo, University of Utah


Diagnosing and Overcoming the Challenges of Science Communication
Michael Cacciatore, University of Georgia

Public Perception of Science and Political Ideology 
Jibum Chung, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

The Korean-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Korean Academy of Science and Technology.  Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation, with additional funding from the National Academy of Sciences.

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