Sam Kam-Pun Kung

University of Manitoba, Canada

Sam Kam-Pun Kung was born in Hong Kong in 1966. He received the B.S. degree (second class honor, first division) and the M.Phil. degree from the University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong in 1988 and 1992, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada in 1998. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA from 1998 to 2004. In 2004, Sam Kung was recruited to the Department of Immunology at University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010. His laboratory studies two major cellular components of innate immunity-natural killer cells and dendritic cells. The laboratory elucidates cellular factors and molecular mechanisms that define dendritic cells and natural killer cell development and functions. They establish lentiviral-based platforms to genetically engineer these cell types for functional analyses and gene therapy. In 2006, Kung was the corecipient of the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation Basic Science Career Development Research Award. He received Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Immunology at the University of Manitoba in 2006 and 2009.

Biography Updated on 11 May 2011

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