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Sam K. P. Kung PhD

Currently accepting students.

Graduate students, M.Sc or PhD

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Manitoba


998 PhD Immunology, University of Toronto

Research Focus:

Our Laboratory of Innate Immunobiology studies two key cellular elements of innate immunity- natural killer (NK) cells and dendritic cells (DC). These two cell types exert their unique immunological functions independently. They also interact to regulate the cellular activities of each other. We aim at identifying novel factors that regulate their differentiation and functions. Our ability to genetically engineer NK and DC cells to regulate their development and/or to define their functional activities in vivo have important clinical implications in infection, autoimmunity, transplantation and allergic diseases.