Pathology Graduate Training Program
Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) -
Current Graduate Students

Name: Liang-I Kang
Email: lik19@pitt.edu
Lab Phone: 412-383-8787
Mentor Name:Wendy Mars, PhD

Undergraduate Education:
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biological Sciences
Undergraduate Institution: University of Delaware

Research Project Information

Publications / Achievements

Publications

Kang, L.I., Wang, Y., Suckow, A.T., Czymmek, K.J., Cooke, V.G., Naik, U.P., and M.K. Duncan. (2007). Deletion of JAM-A causes morphological defects in the corneal epithelium. Int. J. Biochem. Cell. Biol. 39: 576-85.

Abstracts:

Kang, LI, Chen, XY, Ni, HM, and XM Yin. The role of ER stress and autophagy in a mouse model of liver tumorigenesis. Abstract for poster presentation. University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University MSTP Scientific Retreat. August, 2007.

Kang, LI, and WM Mars. Urokinase-type plasminogen activator: a regulator of IFN expression? Abstract for poster presentation. University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University MSTP Scientific Retreat. August, 2006.

Kang, L.I., Wang, Y., Suckow, A.T., Czymmek, K.J., Cooke, V.G., Naik, U.P., and M.K. Duncan. The Role of Junctional Adhesion Molecule A (JAM-A) in the Corneal Epithelium.

  • 2006 ASBMB Annual Meeting and Undergraduate Poster Competition, San Francisco, CA (4/1/06-4/5/06); Honorable Mention awarded in the Undergraduate Poster Competition
  • 2006 AAAS Annual Meeting and Undergraduate Poster Competition, St. Louis, MO (2/16/06-2/20/06); participated in the Student Poster Competition and served as a Student Session Aide (assisting staff in assessing different symposia and talks); 2006 Poster Competition Winner for the Molecular and Cellular Biology category

Presentations:

Kang, L.I., Wang, Y., Suckow, A.T., Czymmek, K.J., Cooke, V.G., Naik, U.P., and M.K. Duncan. The Role of Junctional Adhesion Molecule A (JAM-A) in the Corneal Epithelium. Oral presentation. 2005 UD Undergraduate Summer Research Program Symposium, Newark, DE (8/10/2005)

Awards:

B.S. awarded as Honors Degree with Distinction, magna cum laude, 2006 AAUP Undergraduate Student Award, 2006 awardee, given to "outstanding seniors who plan to attend graduate school in preparation for an academic career in university or college teaching or research"

Phi Beta Kappa, inducted Fall 2005

Barry M. Goldwater Scholar Award, 2004 national awardee

Beckman Scholar Award, 2004 University of Delaware awardee