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
Born in Hadong, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
Ph.D. in Medicine from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada (Majored in Molecular Virology)
Post-doctoral Fellow, McArdle Lab., University of Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Professor, Department of Microbiology Southwestern
Medical School, University of Texas, U.S.A.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Microbiology and
Immunology, University of Ottawa Faculty for Medicine, Canada
Director, Biotechnology Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Canada
Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
Lifetime Member, American Society for Virology
Elected Lifetime Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
Elected Member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal
Dean’s Award of Excellent, the University of Western Ontario, Canada
Paul Harris Fellow Award, Rotary International
McMaster University Distinguished Alumni Award
A medal for scientific research to mark the 35th anniversary of
National Science Day. South Korea
Ho-Am Prize in Medicine. South Korea
A gold medal from the Korean Society of Medical Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology. South Korea
Sang-Huh Cultural Grand Prize in Academia, South Korea
The Award of Excellence in Research. University of Ottawa, Canada