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Dr. Kang, Chil-yong is a founder of Sumagen and a virology professor at Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Western Ontario Canada. His pursuit of virology started over 40 years ago, and he has continued his life-long research of HIV/AIDS vaccine since 1987.

Dr. Kang is currently a permanent member of the Royal Society of Canada and has served as the chief of ATCC division of the American Society of Virology while staying a lifetime member. Dr. Kang has been awarded the Medal for Scientific Research to mark the 35th anniversary of National Science Day in Korea, Ho-Am Prize in Medicine from Ho-Am Foundation in Korea, Sang-Huh Cultural Grand Prix from the Academia of Korea. Most recently, Dr. Kang was awarded the ‘Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal’ on the 60th anniversary of the Queen Elizabeth II’s ascent to the throne, along with other 59 recipients representing all aspects of the Commonwealth.

  Education & Exerience

1940

Born in Hadong, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea

1971

Ph.D. in Medicine from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
(Majored in Molecular Virology)

1971-1974

Post-doctoral Fellow, McArdle Lab., University of Wisconsin, U.S.A.

1974-1982

Professor, Department of Microbiology Southwestern
Medical School, University of Texas, U.S.A.

1982-1992

Professor and Chairman, Department of Microbiology and
Immunology, University of Ottawa Faculty for Medicine, Canada

1987-1992

Director, Biotechnology Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Canada

1992-1999

Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada

1992-Present

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario

1982-Present

Lifetime Member, American Society for Virology

1993-Present

Elected Lifetime Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science

1997-Present

Elected Member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology
  Awards

2012

Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal

2009

Dean’s Award of Excellent, the University of Western Ontario, Canada

2008

Paul Harris Fellow Award, Rotary International

2007

McMaster University Distinguished Alumni Award

2002

A medal for scientific research to mark the 35th anniversary of
National Science Day. South Korea

1999

Ho-Am Prize in Medicine. South Korea

1998

A gold medal from the Korean Society of Medical Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology. South Korea

1991

Sang-Huh Cultural Grand Prize in Academia, South Korea

1991

The Award of Excellence in Research. University of Ottawa, Canada

1989

The Korean-Canada Heritage Award in Research

1986

Korean Presidential Unit Citation. South Korea