Dr Chang Kim is a leading scientist in the areas of lymphocyte biology and mucosal immunology. He is very excited to join the University of Michigan and MWFAC with a focus on studying food allergy immune responses. He received his PhD in 1998 in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University in 2002, at which time he joined Purdue University. He served as the section head of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at Purdue University and was the program leader of the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Diseases. He has published more than a hundred articles with greater than 10 thousand citations to date. His research has been supported by grants from NIH, DOD, National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Michael J Fox Foundation, American Heart Association, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Broad Foundation, Purdue University and University of Michigan. He has served many journals including PLOS ONE, Frontier’s in Microbiology, and Immune Network as an associate/deputy editor or editorial board member. He is the past president for the Association of Korean Immunologists in America (AKIA). He received numerous awards including Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fellow and Special Fellow Awards, Sydney Kimmel Scholar Award, Purdue Scholar Award, Purdue PVM Research Excellence Award, Purdue Cancer Center Challenge Award, and Kenneth and Judy Betz Family Endowed Professorship. His research group studies differentiation, migration and effector functions of immune cell populations important for immunity and allergic and inflammatory responses, and investigates how these immune cells are regulated by vitamins, nuclear receptor ligands, and microbial metabolites.