Dr. Seung-Yong Seong is a renowned immunologist and microbiologist known for his study of innate immune system response and his development of the damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) model of immune response initiation. He currently acts as secretary of the International DAMPs Association. The International DAMPs Association is a society of researchers from varying disciplines whose goal is to investigate the numerous roles of damage associated molecular patterns in disease, injury and infection.
Seong's primary research interest is the interaction of DAMPs, Pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and hyppos (hydrophobic portions exposed on the surface of denatured molecule or molecular aggregates) in immune response initiation. His lab also studies dendritic cells, cancer immunotherapy and single domain antibody therapies. His current research is centered on the DAMPs model of immune response initiation and investigating novel hyppo centered treatments for inflammatory diseases.