Se-Jin (Joyce) Kim

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Current Program Year: Grad 2
Current student, Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences Students, School of Medicine
M.D./Ph.D. Program Students, School of Medicine


Research interests: Immunology, Cell Biology, Neuro-immune interactions

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology, Infectious Disease, Pediatrics

Joyce graduated from Carleton College in 2017 with a B.A. in Biology. She worked as a research assistant investigating the role of immune cells in allergic lung inflammation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She matriculated into the M.D./Ph.D. program at OHSU in 2020 and joined the Lewinsohn Lab in 2022 as a graduate student in the department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Joyce is interested in understanding the host immunity in the context of human diseases to provide better treatments and promote prevention. Her dissertation project is to understand the mechanism of MR1 antigen presentation and the role of MAIT cells during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Outside of science, she enjoys hiking and camping with her partner.

Education and training

B.A., 2017, Carleton College

Memberships and associations:

  • American Physician Scientists Association
  • Oregon Medical Association
  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

Additional information

Honors and awards

Best Poster Award, CD1-MR1 Conference, 2024
Multidisciplinary Research Training in Pulmonary Medicine T32, 2023
OHSU Medical Scientist Training Program T32, 2022


Selected publications

Rojas-Quintero J, Laucho-Contreras ME, Wang X, Fucci QA, Burkett PR, Kim SJ, Zhang D, Tesfaigzi Y, Li Y, Bhashyam AR, Zhang L, Khamas H, Celli B, Pilon AL, Polverino F, Owen CA (2023). CC16 augmentation reduces exaggerated COPD-like disease in Cc16-deficient mice. JCI Insight.

Kim SJ, Karamooz E (2022). MR1- and HLA-E-Dependent Antigen Presentation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Int J Mol Sci.

Wallrapp A, Burkett PR, Riesenfeld SJ, Kim SJ, Christian E, Abdulnour RE, Thakore PI, Schnell A, Lambden C, Herbst RH, Khan P, Tsujikawa K, Xavier RJ, Chiu IM, Levy BD, Regev A, Kuchroo VK (2019). Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Negatively Regulates Alarmin-Driven Type 2 Innate Lymphoid Cell Responses. Immunity.