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Professor Kang Byung-ho is an Associate Professor at School of Life Sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He studied in Seoul National University and received his PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. He majored in Chemistry as an undergraduate, but found his interest in complex biological systems, thus furthered his study in cell biology. Professor Kang worked as an assistant professor (2007-2013) and associate professor (2013-2015) in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Sciences of the University of Florida, and investigated on plant cell biology using 3D electron microscopy throughout his years of research.
Professor Kang worked in the United States for around eight years, and has been working in the Chinese University of Hong Kong for about six months. He commits seven to eight hours to meet with students every week. He teaches cell biology and microscopy courses for undergraduates and shares his experience and knowledge with the graduates. In addition to his own research projects, professor Kang participates in collaborative research projects. He believes that teamwork is essential for enriching one’s knowledge and trigger more thoughts for advancement.