Sumin Kang, PhD

Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cancer Cell Biology


Sumin Kang, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Kang is a member of the Cancer Cell Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.


Dr. Kang obtained her PhD in Biotechnology at Yonsei University in Korea 2005, and was trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Jing Chen's laboratory at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University before she was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2009.


Dr. Kang's laboratory focuses on phosphor-proteomics based studies to elucidate signaling mechanisms underlying protein kinase-dependent oncogenesis and tumor metastasis; translational and preclinical studies using in vitro cell assays and in vivo mouse models of tumors and metastases to evaluate small molecule protein kinase inhibitors to treat human cancers; and studies to elucidate the role of post-translational modifications of protein kinases in pathogenesis and disease progression of human cancers including leukemia and solid tumors.


Dr. Kang has extensive publications in major peer-reviewed journals such as Cancer Cell, Molecular Cell, Journal of Clinical Investigation, MCB, JBC and Blood.


Dr. Kang is supported with competitive peer-reviewed federal grants including NIH R01 for transcription-dependent and independent signaling of RSK2 in cancer. She has received various prestigious awards including American Cancer Society Basic Research Scholar Award, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Special Fellow Award, Georgia Cancer Coalition Cancer Research Award and Robbins Scholar Award.

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