Sang-Chul Nam
Biology

Sang-Chul Nam

Associate Professor of Biology
As a scientist, I have a natural curiosity about nature and try to pass this curiosity on to my students.
— Sang-Chul Nam

Faculty Information

Additional Faculty Information for Sang-Chul Nam

Education

Ph.D. in Biology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

M.S. in Biology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

B.S. in Agricultural Chemistry, Seoul National University

Experience

Associate Professor of Biology, Texas A&M International University

Assistant Professor of Biology, Baylor University

Postdoc of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine

Biography

I have a long-standing interest in the formation of biological patterns in developing organisms. I strive to learn how genes act to achieve biological pattern formation.

As a scientist, I have a natural curiosity about nature and try to pass this curiosity on to my students. I am studying molecular genetic mechanisms that regulate cell polarity in the developing Drosophila eye. Cell polarity is fundamental to many aspects of cell and developmental biology, and it is implicated in differentiation, proliferation, and pattern formation in diverse organisms. The Drosophila eye is an ideal experimental model system for the identification of cell polarity’s role in organ and tissue development. My primary research interests lie in the integration and application of cell biology, genetics, and developmental biology.

My research has served as an excellent tool for undergraduate education. My ongoing research project is integrated into my teaching to help students be exposed to real-world problem solving.