As a genetic epidemiologist, Dr. Kang is interested in the genetic basis of human traits and complex diseases, especially disease susceptibility loci (DSL), environmental exposures, and their interactions. He is fascinated by this field because it uses multidisciplinary approaches, changes rapidly, and has many unexplored areas. Most of all, it is the science directly affecting human beings.
During his postdoctoral research at the Biomedical Genetics, BUSM, he will continue to deepen his understanding of genetic factors, environmental exposures, and their interactions on human complex diseases. Mostly, he plans to focus on the genetic background of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). He believes it is one of the most critical and challenging research topics for the aging population, such as Koreans. Moreover, he wants to experience various research approaches using next-generation sequencing (NGS), whole-exome sequencing (WES), whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and multi-omics data to clarify my future research topics. This position will allow him to facilitate the transition to an independent research career by acquiring new analytical approaches, publications, project managing skills, and funding grants. His final goal is to become an outstanding scholar in academia and contribute to the science of understanding the genetic background of human complex disease.