Tong Mook Kang
Tong Mook Kang PhD
Professor: Graduate Program, Research Area, Laboratory, E-mail, Tel
Graduate Program Neuroscience
Research Area Ion Channels
Laboratory Ion Channel Lab Laboratory
Tel +82-31-299-6102
Education & Careers
  • 1988. 2: D.V.M., Seoul National University College of Veterinary Medicine, Korea
    1994. 8: Ph.D., Seoul National University College of Veterinary Medicine, Korea
    1995&82111998: Research fellow at Samsung Biomedical Research Institute (SBRI), Korea
    1998&8211present: Instructor / Assistant Prof. / Associate Prof. / Professor, Department of Physiology, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea
    2001&82112003: Visiting Assistant Prof., Department of Physiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA
    2006&8211present: Secretary General, The Korean Society for Ion Channel Research
    2011&82112013: Associate Editor, Korean J Physiol Pharmacol (KJPP)
    2013&8211present: Editor-in-Chief, Korean J Physiol Pharmacol (KJPP)
    2016&82112017: Editor-in-Chief, Precision and Future Medicine (P&FM)
    2017&8211present: Editorial Board Member, Pfl&252gers Archiv-European Journal of Physiology
Research Interest
Ion channels and transporters, Intracellular Ca2+ signaling
Channelopathy of hearing loss (KCNQ4 channelopathy)
Cardiac arrhythmias, hERG assay and cardiotoxicity
Ion channel drug discovery
Muscle Physiology (Cardiac muscle, Smooth muscle, Skeletal muscle)
Nano-bionics and artificial muscles
Representative Research Achievements
  • 1. Nanoscale imaging of rat atrial myocytes by scanning ion conductance microscopy reveals heterogeneity of T-tubule openings and ultrastructure of the cell membrane. Korean J Physiol Pharmacol. (2020) 24(6):529-543.

    2. Deficiency of Anoctamin 5/TMEM16E causes nuclear positioning defect and impairs Ca2+ signaling of differentiated C2C12 myotubes. Korean J Physiol Pharmacol. (2019) 23(6):539-547.

    3. Whole-exome sequencing identifies two novel mutations in KCNQ4 in individuals with nonsyndromic hearing loss. Sci Rep. (2018) 8:16659.

    4. Biomolecule based fiber supercapacitor for implantable device. Nano Energy (2018) 47:385-392.

    5. Optogenetic modulation of urinary bladder contraction for lower urinary tract dysfunction. Sci Rep. (2017) 7:40872.

    6. Bio-inspired hybrid carbon nanotube muscles. Sci Rep. (2016) 6:26687.

    7. Positive feedback control between STIM1 and NFATc3 is required for C2C12 myoblast differentiation. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. (2013) 430(2):722-8.

    8. Enhanced actuation of PPy/CNT hybrid fibers using porous structured DNA hydrogel. Sensors and Actuators B (2010) 145:89-92.

    9. Fullerene attachment enhances performance of a DNA nanomachine. Adv. Mater. (2009) 21:1-4.

    10. Loss of autophagy diminishes pancreatic beta cell mass and function with resultant hyperglycemia. Cell Metabolism (2008) 8(4)318-324.

    11. Multiple transport modes of the cardiac Na+/Ca2+ exchanger. Nature (2004) 427(6974):544-548.