Sunday, July 5 marks one hundred days since the passing of a beloved professor in the School of Nano-Bioscience and Chemical Engineering at UNIST.
Following the sudden passing of Prof. Yoon Kyung Do in the School of Nano-Bioscience and Chemical Engineering, the DC-based Immune System & Immunotheraphy (DISNI) Lab has received many messages of sorrow and support from across the UNIST community.
Prof. Yoon Kyung Do was a deeply committed and hard-working member of UNIST. She contributed greatly to the development of the next generation of immune-based cancer treatments at UNIST even during her chemotherapy treatments. So, the news of the sudden passing of the Prof. Do after battling cancer has come as a great shock to her family and many of her students and colleagues.
“Prof. Do was an excellent professor. She spoke with knowledge, enthusiasm, passion, and humor. She will be greatly missed by all of us, but the profound impact she had on those around her will be felt for years to come,” says Prof. Yoon-Kyoung Cho, Chair of School of Nano-Bioscience and Chemical Engineering.
In 2009, Prof. Yoon Kyung Do joined UNIST as an Associate Professor with research and teaching focus in Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Dendritic Cell Immunobiology, and Immunotherapies. Her lab has been working on various immunological topics, including vaccine development and immune-based therapies.
Prof. Do received her B.Sc. degree in life science from POSTECH and M.S. degree in Molecular Biology from Seoul National University. After she earned her Ph.D. degree of Immunology from Medical College of Virginia in 2003, she continued her postdoctoral training at Dr. Ralph M. Steinman’s Laboratory of Cellular Physiology & Immunology, located at Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA. Prior to joining UNIST, she served as an Adjunct faculty member at the Rockefeller University.