Western University, Canada
C Yong Kang, PhD, DSc, FRSC, is a Molecular Virologist and Professor of Virology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario in Canada (1992-Present). He carried out his Post-graduate studies at McMaster University where he received a PhD in Virology and his Post-doctoral training, Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He went on to serve as a Professor of Virology in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Texas, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Ottawa, and Dean of Science at the University of Western Ontario. 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. He has published 135 peer reviewed research papers and 149 scientific proceedings and abstracts in the fields of virology, Immunology, molecular biology, and medicine. He holds nine international biotechnology patents that cover over 70 countries. He also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Virology, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Virus Research, Virology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Human Virology and Retrovirology, and Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Abstract : Creation of highly efficient recombinant viral vectors for development of prime-boost vaccines: Matrix protein gene variants of two antigenically distinct serotypes of vesicular stomatitis virus are ideal vaccine vectors for viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases