Each year, the Postdoctoral Scholars Awards for Research Excellence are given in recognition of the research promise demonstrated by individual postdoctoral scholars. The awards are open to postdoctoral scholars in all disciplines and are designed to assist postdoctoral scholars in their continued professional development by supporting the recipients in conference travel, purchasing books, lab materials, or engaging in other scholarly activities that directly enhance the individual's professional growth. As a recipient of the UNC Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence, Dr. Kang will receive $1000 to support his research training and development.
Dr. Kang is a current member of Aziz Sancar's lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. His work describes discovery of biological mechanisms that may explain why chemotherapy is more effective when given at certain times of the day. His studies of model organisms range from mammalian cells to mouse, using a combination of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and genetics.