Invited Faculty
  • Insoo Kang
    Yale Univ.
  • Dr. Insoo Kang is a Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology) at Yale School of Medicine. He is a physician scientist with a research interest in understanding the immune system, especially in the settings of autoimmunity, inflammation and immunosenescence. Dr. Kang has defined subsets of T cells with distinct cellular characteristics based on the expression of cytokine receptors in health and disease as well as the interactions of such cell subsets with innate immune cells including monocytes.
    Dr. Kang graduated Hallym University School of Medicine in 1990. He received his clinical and research training in internal medicine and rheumatology, with research focus on immunology, at Yale University (1991-1997). He started his faculty career in the Department of Medicine at Hallym University in South Korea (1997-1999), and moved to Yale University in 1999 where he has been promoted to Professor of Medicine. He is the Director of Allergy & Immunology in the Section of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology at Yale School of Medicine.

    He received various awards such as President’s Award of Hallym University (1990), Arthritis Foundation Physician Scientist Development Award (1995), American College Rheumatology (ACR) Senior Fellow Award (1997), Arthritis Investigator Award of ACR (2002), NIH Physician Scientist Development Award (K08) (2004), and Rheumatology Research Foundation Investigator Award (2020).
    Research & Clinical Focus

    immune system




  • Date Time Room Session Title Lecture Title
    May 18 13:30-14:00 Room Grand Ballroom 104 [Symposium] COVID-19 in Health and Autoimmunity Alliance of T and innate immune cells via cytokine receptors in health and autoimmunity