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Nam Kyu Kang

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Research Project: Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproduct Innovation (CABBI)

Nam Kyu Kang is a postdoctoral research associate in the Ort Lab at the University of Illinois. He is interested in the production of bioproducts from carbon dioxide using microalgae. For the Ort Lab, he is setting up microalgal genetic engineering and cultivation systems. Nam Kyu earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Sunkyunkwan University and went on to earn his doctorate in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Advanced Biomass R&D Center where he bioengineered microalgae. His work has been published in several journals including Biotechnology for Biofuels, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, and Bioresource Technology. 

The Ort Lab is supported by many public and private partnerships, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, the UK Government's Department for International Development, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

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