Dr PANG Kok Shuen Iris


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Ph.D. Yale University
B.S. University of Washington



  • Lecturer, School of Life Sciences

Research Interests

  • Immunology
  • Innate activation of adaptive immunity
  • Pathogen recognition by innate receptors
  • Influenza virus infection
  • Immune regulation by commensal bacteria

Representative Publications

  • Pang, I.K., Pillai, P.S., and Iwasaki, A. (2013). Efficient influenza A virus replication in the respiratory tract requires signals from TLR7 and RIG-I. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110(34), 13910-5.
  • Pang, I.K., Ichinohe, T., and Iwasaki, A. (2013). IL-1R signaling in dendritic cells replaces pattern-recognition receptors in promoting CD8(+) T cell responses to influenza A virus. Nature immunology 14, 246-253.
  • Pang, I.K., and Iwasaki, A. (2012). Control of antiviral immunity by pattern recognition and the microbiome. Immunological Reviews 245, 209-226.
  • Ichinohe, T.*, Pang, I.K.*, Kumamoto, Y., Peaper, D.R., Ho, J.H., Murray, T.S., and Iwasaki, A. (2011). Microbiota regulates immune defense against respiratory tract influenza A virus infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108(13), 5354-5359. *, authors contributed equally to this work
  • Pang, I.K., and Iwasaki, A. (2011). Inflammasomes as mediators of immunity against influenza virus. Trends in immunology 32, 34-41.
  • Ichinohe, T., Pang, I.K., and Iwasaki, A. (2010). Influenza virus activates inflammasomes via its intracellular M2 ion channel. Nature immunology 11, 404-410.


  • Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation, Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2013
  • Distinguished Speaker Award, Yale University Microbial Diversity Institute Symposium, 2012
  • Keystone Symposia Travel Scholarship, 2011
  • Amgen Scholars Alumni Travel Award, 2011

Professional Activities

  • Invited Speaker, 6th HKU-Pasteur Immunology Course for Research Postgraduate Students, 2013
  • Invited Workshop Presenter, Keystone Symposia Conference on Pathogenesis of Influenza, 2011