Yourha Kang, Ph.D.
: (914) 633-2260
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2000
AB, Smith College
Dr. Kang's research interest is in the field of Plant Biology. She is currently working on two projects. She is first investigating the population genetics of the butterfly weed plant, Asclepias tuberosa. Dr. Kang has also begun an investigation on the molecular mechanisms behind the ability of the reed plant, Phragmites australis to tolerate high-metal soils.
Dr. Kang presented a Tedx talk at Westchester Community College at the TedxWCC conference held on March 17, 2017. Her talk, titled, “Why studying the butterfly weed plant matters,” focused on her research on the butterfly weed plant and the connections that living being have with one another.