Discovery Biology
Research & Technology
Zoonotic Virus Lab
Research Interests

We are investigating emerging and re-emerging viruses. Due to the current global burden of COVID-19, most of our recent research activities have been focused on investigation of coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV. But, we are also interested in others including severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) and dengue virus. Ultimately, we aim to better understand the viruses and to develop therapeutic interventions such as small molecule inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies in order to control these viral infectious diseases.



Seungtaek Kim, Ph.D.

  • Doctorate: Iowa State University (2004)
  • Post-Doctorate: HHMI/University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004-2006) (PI: Dr. Paul Ahlquist), UTMB/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007-2012) (PI: Dr. Stanley M. Lemon)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Yonsei University College of Medicine (2012-2017)
  • Instructor, Department of Biochemistry, Yonsei University (2017-2018)
  • Head, Zoonotic Virus Lab, Institut Pasteur Korea (2017-Present)
  • Professor, University of Science & Technology (UST) (2022-Present)
  • Jihye Lee

    Jihye Lee, MS


  • Jinah Lee

    Jinah Lee, MS


  • Meehyun Ko

    Meehyun Ko, MS


  • Sangeun Jeon

    Sangeun Jeon, MS


Selected Publications