Dr. Sung Il Kim joined the lab

Dr. Sung Il Kim joined the lab in September as a post-doctoral fellow. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Seoul National University. He published ten peer-reviewed papers during his Ph.D training including four 1st-authored, most of which look into ubiquitin modification in plants. Kang lab members who participated in the interview unanimously found him as the best candidate among the candidate pool last year. We are very excited to have him in the lab. Welcome aboard!2016_SungIl Kim

Kang Lab and San Marcos High School are partnering to foster science fair projects.

During the summer of 2016, Mr. Stedman, AP-biology teacher, and Phoenix, a freshman, from San Marcos High School participated in summer research in Kang lab. Phoenix has generated transgenic plants carrying with CRIPSR-Cas9 constructs with help from Yogi and is characterizing these plants. This project is to test how safe this revolutionary genome editing tool is in plants.

This research activity was featured in a local newspaper: http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/news/smhs-and-texas-state-university-partner-grant-manipulate-plant-genes.

If you are a local high school student and very motivated to learn research, please contact Dr. Kang or Mr Stedman for more details.