Prof. Eui-Cheol Shin received his M.D. (1996) and Ph.D. (2001) from Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea, and his postdoctoral training from NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Then he joined Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Republic of Korea in 2007, where he is currently a professor. He is also the director of the Center for Viral Immunology, Korea Virus Research Institute, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Daejeon, Republic of Korea, since 2021. His laboratory performs researches on T cell responses in human viral disease and cancer. In particular, they currently focuses on ‘T cell-mediated immunopathogenesis’, ‘senescence of T cells’, ‘reinvigoration of exhausted T cells’, ‘human immune monitoring’ and ‘immune responses in SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19’.