Yong Sig Kim takes new post with Department of Plant and Soil Science
Yong Sig Kim has been named a research assistant professor with Texas Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new post on Sept. 1.
Kim indicated that he is interested in continuing his research efforts in the understanding of plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses such as pathogens, extreme temperatures, drought and salt conditions by using Arabidopsis as a model plant.
One of his primary goals here at Tech is to establish the translational research by applying the knowledge learned from basic research into development of crop plants for enhancement of productivity as well as stress management.
Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Kim worked as a research associate at the Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University-East Lansing, and a research associate in the University of Arizona-Tucson's Department of Plant Sciences.
He also worked as a graduate research assistant in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona-Tucson, a research associate in the Kumho Life and Environmental Science Lab at Kumho Petrochemical Co. in Gwangju, Korea, and a teaching assistant in general microbiology and agricultural biology at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea.
Kim received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Department of Agricultural Biology at Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea. His doctorate degree is from the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona-Tucson.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Eric Hequet, Department Chair, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2838 or firstname.lastname@example.org