Prof. Jae Kyung Sohng received his M.S (Organic Chemistry, 1986) from Yonsei University,
Korea and PhD (Biochemistry, 1991) from Brown University, USA under the supervision of Prof.
David E. Cane. Till 1994, he worked as post-doctoral fellow at University of Washington in Prof.
Heinz G. Floss’s lab. Currently, he is a Professor at Department of BT Convergent Pharmaceutical
Engineering at Sun Moon University and a Director of Institute of Biomolecule Reconstruction (iBR).
He studied the biosynthesis pathways of sugar containing natural products. Recently, he is focusing
on the biosynthesis of novel natural product glycosides by metabolic engineering of microbes.
He is serving as Chief Scientific Advisor since inception of Research Institute for Bioscience
and Biotechnology (RIBB), the name coined by him.