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Sanghoon Kang, PhD


Institute for Environmental Genomics • University of Oklahoma

101 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman OK 73019

Phone: 1.405.325.3068 • Fax: 1.405.325.7552 • E-mail: skang@ou.edu


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE & EMPLOYMENT

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute for Environmental Genomics, University of Oklahoma (2007.2-present)

Affiliate Postdoctoral fellow, Institute for Environmental Genomics, University of Oklahoma (2005-2007.1)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2005-2007.1)

Faculty Affiliate, University of Tennessee (2005-2007.1)

Graduate Student Researcher for Native Grass Restoration Project, Blandy Experimental Farm, University of Virginia (2000-2004)

Laboratory Technician, Lab. Microbial Genetics, Dept. Microbiology, Kyungpook National University (1999)


EDUCATION

Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Chalottesville VA.

Ph.D. in Microbial Ecology, May 2005 Title: Spatial Structure of Soil Microbial Communities and Their Controlling Factors (Advisor: Aaron L. Mills)

Department of Microbiology, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea B.S. in Microbiology, February 1999

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Occasional reviewer for the journals below: 2005-

FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Journal of Environmental Management


AWARDS & HONORS Bannon Fellowship, 2004-2005 (University of Virginia)

Odum Fellowship, 2004-2005 (University of Virginia)

Graduate Research Fellow, 2000-2004 (Blandy Experimental Farm, University of Virginia)

Summer Graduate Research Fellowship, 2000-2004 (State Arboretum of Virginia)

Meeten J. Chauhan Graduate Fellowship, 2004 (University of Virginia)

Dean’s Fellowship, 2003-2004 (University of Virginia)

DuPont Fellowship, 2003-2004 (University of Virginia)

Exploratory Research Award, 2003-2004 (University of Virginia)

Department Travel Grant, 2002 (University of Virginia)

Departmental Research Award, 2000-2001 (University of Virginia)

Scholarship, merit-based, 1992 & 1998 (Kyungpook National University)


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

American Society of Microbiology (2002-Present) International Society for Microbial Ecology (2005-Present) Ecological Society of America (2006-Present) The International Association for Ecology (2007-present) Soil Science Society of America (2007)


PUBLICATIONS & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Peer-reviewed Paper


J. Zhou*, S. Kang*, C.W. Schadt & C.T. Garten, 2008. Spatial scaling of functional gene diversity across various microbial taxa. PNAS In print. (* equal contribution)

J.J. Song, H-.J. Lee, J.S. Morris & S. Kang, 2007. Clustering of time-course gene expression data using functional data analysis. Computational Biology & Chemistry 31(4): 265-274.

C.T. Garten, S. Kang, D.J. Brice, C.W. Schadt & J. Zhou, 2007. Variability in soil properties at different spatial scales (1 m to 1 km) in a deciduous forest ecosystem Soil Biology & Biochemistry 39(10): 2621-2627.

E. Yergeau, S. Kang, Z. He, J. Zhou & G. A. Kowalchuk, 2007 Functional microarray analysis of nitrogen and carbon cycling genes across an Antarctic latitudinal transect. The ISME Journal 1(2):163-179.

S. Kang & A.L. Mills, 2006 The effect of sample size in studies of soil microbial community structure. Journal of Microbiological Methods 66(2):242-250.

S. Kang & A.L. Mills, 2004 Soil microbial community structure changes following disturbance of the overlying plant community. Soil Science 169(1):55-65.


S. Kang & A.L. Mills, Vertical profile of soil microbial community structure and soil characteristics. Soil Biology & Biochemistry In review.


S. Kang, C.W. Schadt, C.T. Garten & J. Zhou, “Relationship between forest soil microbial functions and soil biogeochemistry.” In prep.

S. Kang, H.L. Gough, J.D. Van Nostrand, D.A. Stahl, J. Zhou, “Microbial communities at the metal contaminated freshwater lake sediment” In prep

S. Hu, X. Chen, C. Tu, F.J. Louws, S. Kang, J. Zhou & H.D. Shew. “High soil microbial diversity correlates pathogen invasion but suppresses pathogen activity.” In prep

S. Kang & J.J. Song, “Estimation of species-area relationship in nested sampling design by using weighted regression.” In prep.

Invited Seminar

‘Introduction to the soil microbial community ecology’ Department of Microbiology, Kyungpook National University, (2007)

‘Microbial biogeography: taxa-area relationship of forest soil microbial communities’ Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, (2008)

Conference Oral Presentations

S. Kang, C.W. Schadt, C.T. Garten & J. Zhou. 2007 “Richness-area relationships across various functional and phylogenetics taxa” at the 2007 International Annual Meetings of ASA-CSSA-SSSA, New Orleans, LA

S. Kang, C.W. Schadt, C.T. Garten & J. Zhou. 2006 “Comparison between forest soil microbial functions and soil biogeochemistry” at the 4th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium, Kansas City, KS. Selected speaker

E. Yergeau, S. Kang, Z. He, J. Zhou & G.A. Kowalchuk. 2006 “Microbial carbon and nitrogen cycling along an Antarctic latitudinal gradient” at the 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Vienna, Austria.

J.J. Song, H-.J. Lee, S. Kang & J.S. Morris. 2006 “Clustering of time-course gene expression data using functional data analysis.” at the Joint Statistical Meetings 2006, Seattle, WA.

S. Kang, C.W. Schadt, C.T. Garten & J. Zhou. 2006 “Spatial analysis of soil microbial community functionality using functional gene array (FGA)” at the Mathematical Bioscience Institute workshop ‘Spatial Ecology’, Columbus, OH.

Selected Conference Poster Presentations


S. Kang, L.E. Kellogg, Z. He, S.E. Hobbie, P.B. Reich, J. Zhou. 2008. “Soil microbial community-level physiological profiles in grasslands under contrasting CO2 levels and plant diversity treatments” at the 108th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology, Boston, MA

S. Kang, H.L. Gough, J.D. Van Nostrand, Z. He, L. Wu, D.A. Stahl, T.C. Hazen, J. Zhou. 2008. “Microbial communities at the metal contaminated lake sediment” at the 108th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology, Boston, MA

J.D. Van Nostrand, L. Wu, S. Kang, P. Waldron, Y. Liang, Y. Deng, Z. He, W. Wu, H.L. Gough, S. Carroll et al., 2008. “Application of GeoChip to examine functional microbial communities in metal contaminated environments” at the Joint Genomics: GTL Awardee Workshop VI, Bethesda, MD

S. Kang, C.W. Schadt, C.T. Garten & J. Zhou. 2007. “Analysis of soil microbial community diversity and function using functional gene array (GeoChip)” at the 107th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Toronto, ON. Canada.

S. Kang, C.W. Schadt, C.T. Garten & J. Zhou. 2006. “Spatial analysis of soil microbial functionality using functional gene array in forest soil” at the 91th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

S. Kang & A.L. Mills. 2006 “Vertical profiles and relationship of soil microbial community structure and soil characteristics” at the 106th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Orlando, FL.

S. Kang, C.T. Garten, C.W. Schadt, D.J. Brice & J. Zhou. 2006 “Spatial structure of microbially-mediated forest soil processes at varying spatial scales (2 m to 1 km)” at the 106th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Orlando, FL.

S. Kang, J.J. Song, G.S. Wickham, C.W. Schadt & J. Zhou. 2006 “Use of the Mantel test for statistical validation of functional gene array data from environmental samples” at the 106th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Orlando, FL.

S. Kang & A.L. Mills. 2004 “The Effect of Sample Size on Soil Microbial Community Study” at the 104th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA.

S. Kang & A.L. Mills. 2003 “Controlling Factors in Soil Bacterial Community Structure” at the 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC.

S. Kang & A.L. Mills. 2002 “Soil Microbial Community Change in Response to Disturbance of the Plant Community” at the 102nd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Salt Lake City, UT.

Reference available upon request

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