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C. Yong Kang

C. Yong Kang

Molecular virologist and Professor of Virology
University of Western Ontario
Ho-Am Prize in Medicine
Life-time Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada



C. Yong Kang has a Ph.D. from McMaster University in Canada, and post-doctoral training from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He previously served as a Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Professor and Chairman of Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, and Dean of Science at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Kang has published 137 peer reviewed research papers and 151 scientific proceedings and abstracts. He holds nine international biotechnology patents. He received numerous prizes and awards including the Ho-Am Prize in Medicine and was elected as a Life-time Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada Academy of Science and an elected Life-time Member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. He serves as a reviewer for seven international journals in virology and in medicine.

Research Interest

His research in molecular virology includes the development of viral-specific antiviral therapeutic agents and efficacious vaccines against various human viral diseases including AIDS, hepatitis and hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome. Previously, he developed a second generation vaccine against hepatitis B virus and an experimental vaccine against HIV/AIDS by using state-of-the-art technologies of genetic engineering and biotechnology. prophylactic HIV vaccine, HIV-1, virology, Immunology, molecular biology, and medicine