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NS Faculty - Yuan Kang

Dr. Kang

Yuan Kang

Assistant Professor

Office: N614

​Dr. Kang’s area of expertise is the genetics behind brain function. She is easily qualified to teach General Biology and General Genetics. Her postdoctoral work at Baylor College of Medicine gives her expertise to teach Human Genetics.  She has worked on the genes behind particular neural patterns in Drosophila as a study organism to better understand the genetics of human brain structure and function.  Dr. Kang also has a decade of teaching experience and publications in behavior and genetics of neural development.​

Ph.D. in Biolog, University of Houston

  • BIOL 1101: General Biology Lab I
  • BIOL 1301: General Biology I
  • BIOL 3103: General Genetics Lab
  • BIOL 3300: Undergraduate Research
  • BIOL 3303: General Genetics
  • BIOL 4303: Human Genetics​

​​Teaching Experience

  • 2011-present Lecturer Biology, UHD
  • 2009-2010 Adjunct Faculty, Houston Community College
  • 2009 Full-time Adjunct Professor Lone Star College at Cyfair, Barker Cypress, TX
  • 2008-2009 Adjunct Professor, Lone Star College at Cyfair, Barker Cypress, TX
  • 2004-2007 Postdoctoral Research Associate at Baylor College of Medicine ​


Soibam, B.; Mann, M.; Liu, L.; Tran, J.; Lobaina, M.; Kang, Y.Y.; Gunaratne, G.H.; Pletcher, S.; Roman, G. (2012) Open-field arena boundary is a primary object of exploration for Drosophila. Brain Behav. Vol. 2. 97-108.

Goossens, T.; Kang, Y.Y.; Wuytens, G.; Zimmermann, P.; Callaerts-Végh, Z.; Pollarolo, G.; Islam, R.; Hortsch, M.; Callaerts, P. (2011) The Drosophila L1CAM homolog Neuroglian signals through distinct pathways to control different aspects of mushroom body axon development. Development. Vol 138. 1595-605.


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