Dr. Kang received her B.S. and M.S. in Physics from Seoul National University, South Korea, and Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University. She did her postdoctoral training in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University under the supervision of Professor Enrique De La Cruz. She joined UCF in Fall 2015 as an Assistant Professor.

  • NSF CAREER Award (2020)
  • UCF Women’s History Month Honor (2020)
  • Advance Florida Network Women in STEM Scholar Travel Award (2020)
  • NASA Florida Space Research Program Award (2019)
  • UCF In-House Award (2016)
  • Biophysical Society Committee for Professional Opportunities for Women Travel Award (2015)
  • American Society for Cell Biology Minisymposium Speaker Award (2012)
  • NSF CMMI Research and Innovation Conference Travel Award (2009)

Research Areas

  • Molecular biophysics and biomechanics of cytoskeletal protein self-assembly
  • Molecular mechanisms of actin-based mechano-transduction
  • Biopolymer and nanofiber mechanics