KANG Changwon, Ph.D.


   KT Endowed Chaired Professor

   Department of Biological Sciences,
   Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

   Phone: +82-42-350-2628

   FAX: +82-42-350-5628

   E-mail: ckang@kaist.ac.kr

   Secretary: +82-42-350-5608

 




  Major Activities for Scientific Communities


 

 

2010

President, Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (KSBMB)

2008

President, Korea Genome Organization

2006 - 2008

President, Korea HapMap Consortium

 

2004

President, Life Chemistry Division, Korean Chemical Society

 

2002 - 2005

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

 

1999 - 2005

Executive Editor, Biomolecular Engineering

1998 - 2002

Founding President, RNA Society of Korea

1998 -

Co-founder, RNA Workshop

 

1997 -

Co-founder, HUGO Pacific Genome Meeting

 

1990 - 1992

Founding Executive Editor, Molecules and Cells

 

1989 -

Co-founder, Asian Conference on Transcription

 

1988 -

Co-founder, Sorak Conference

 

 

 

 

  Professional Experience


 

 

 

2015.03 - present


2015.03 - present


2015.03 - present


2014.03 - present


2011.06 - present


Visiting Scientist, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Sciences (KRISS), Daejeon, Korea


Non-executive Director, Enzynomics, Inc., Daejeon, Korea


BioStandards Program Director, Department of Biologacal Sciences, KAIST


KT Endowed Chair Professor, KAIST


Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Biological Sciences, KAIST

2004.08 - 2006.08

 

Dean of Academic Affairs, KAIST

1999.12 - 2003.08

 

Chairman, Department of Biological Sciences, KAIST

1999.09 - 2006.02

 

Director, KAIST Bio21 Initiative, Ministry of Education Brain Korea 21 Project (BK21)

1997.09 - 1998.08

 

Consultant, Sequenom, Inc., San Diego, California, USA

1994.04 - 1995.02

Chairman, Department of Life Science, KAIST

1986.08 - present

 

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor, Department of Biological

Sciences, KAIST

1983.10 - 1986.08

 

 

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, School of

Medicine, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA [Advisor: Dr. Cheng-Wen Wu,

former Founding-President of National Health Research Institute, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Major Academic Honors


 

 

2015.04.16


2014.02.14


Park Inwon Award from Korean Chemical Society Division of Life Chemistry


Grand Award of International Cooperation from KAIST

2012.05.30

DI Award from Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2011.09.29

2011 Hanbit Award of Science and Technology Category from Hanwha group

 

2011.07.04

Letter of  Appreciation from RNA Society of  Korea

2011.02.19

Best Abstract Award from the 1st Excellence-in-Rheumatology Conference

2010.12.06

Best 100 Basic Research Achievements from MoEST

2010.08.17

Grand Award of Creative Teaching from KAIST

2010.02.12

Best 100 National R&D Achievements from MoEST

2008.02.13

Excellent Teaching Award from KAIST College of Natural Sciences

2007.02.15

Best Lecture Award from KAIST

 

2003.02.17

KAIST Best Department Award

 

2001.05.16

Best Lecture Award from KAIST

 

1995.10.19

Mogam Life Science Award for Young Scientists from Korean Society for Molecular Biology

 

1994.04.29

 

Award of Excellent Research Paper from the Korean Federation of Science and Technology

Societies (KOFST) upon recommendation from Biochemical Society of Republic of Korea

 

1993.05.11

 

Award of Excellent Research Paper from Korean Federation of Science and Technology

Societies (KOFST) upon recommendation from Korean Society for Molecular Biology

 

1991.06.

Magna cum laude graduation from Seoul National University

 

1974.02.26


Gold Medal Award as the top graduate from Department of Chemistry, Seoul National

University

 

1974.01.15 

Scholastic Honor Prizes from Seoul National University

 

1972 - 1973


Elected one of "the 7 Most Promising Korean Molecular Biologists for the 21st Century"

by ShinDong-A, published by Dong-A Ilbo

 

 

 

 

Academic Background


 1983     Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University (New York City, USA)

               Thesis: Messenger RNA Ribosome Interactions [Advisor: Prof. Charles R. Cantor. currently Prof. of

               Biomedical Engineering, Boston Univ. and Chief Scientific Officer, Sequenom, Inc.]

 1979     M.S. in Biophysical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University (New York City, USA)

 1974     B.S. in Chemistry (magna cum laude), Seoul National University, Korea

 1970     Kyunggi High School (Seoul, Korea)

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