Faculty Profile for Dr. Hong-Gu Kang

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Dr. Hong-Gu Kang
Associate Professor — Biology
IGRM 5309
phone: (512) 245-7508

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Ph. D. (2000) University of California, Los Angeles; Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
M.S. (1994) Seoul National University; Agricultural Chemistry
B.S. (1992) Seoul National University: Agricultural Chemistry

Teaching Interests

Cell and Molecular Biology
Genomics and Bioinformatics

Research Interests

Plant genomics and transcriptomics under biotic stress

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Rahman, M., Haque, A., Pujara, D. S., Mayorga, J., Kang, H. G., & Valles Molina, D. (n.d.). Automation of Luminescence Quantitation for High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping Using Image Processing and U-Net Segmentation. Springer.
  • Pujara, D. S., Kim, S., Nam, J. C., Mayorga, J., Elmore, I., Kumar, M., … Kang, H. G. (n.d.). Imaging-based resistance assay using enhanced luminescence-tagged Pseudomonas syringae revealed a complex epigenetic network in plant defense signaling pathways. Molecular Plant Microbe Interaction.
  • Makhijaa, G., Pujara, D. S., Song, I.-H., You, B. H., & Kang, H. G. (2020). Constructing an automation table for an image-based Arabidopsis resistance assay. Engineering, 6, 495–499.
  • Kim, S., Yogendra, B., Nam, J. C., Mayorga, J., & Kang, H. G. (n.d.). High-throughput targeted transcriptional profiling of defense genes using RNA-mediated oligonucleotide Annealing, Selection, and Ligation with next-generation sequencing in Arabidopsis. Methods in Molecular Biology.
  • Bordiya, Y., & Kang, H. G. (2017). Genome-wide analysis of chromatin accessibility in Arabidopsis infected with Pseudomonas syringae. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1578, 263.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Research Award, Texas State University. September 2020 - August 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Awards. August 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: NSF CAREER Award. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: ASPB Recognition Travel Award, American Society of Plant Biologist. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Travel Award, Plant Biology 2013 - American Society of Plant Biologist. 2013

Selected Grants

  • Kang, Hong Gu (Principal). Characterization of epigenetic factors and their regulatory roles in modulating transposable elements, plant immunity and transgenerational inheritance., $786023. (Funded: February 2016 - July 2021). Grant.
  • Kang, Hong Gu (Principal). Texas State University Multi-disciplinary Internal Research Grant. (Funded: 2014 - 2015). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member
Plant Biotechnology Reports
Tenure-track faculty mentoring committee
Science Fair Judge
Alamo Regional Science Fair
Technical Support Personnel
September 2017-Present
Department Seminar Committee
September 2017-Present