Student In Dr. Shain-Dow Kung's Lab

Title

Student In Dr. Shain-Dow Kung's Lab

Description

Shain-Dow Kung's years at UMBC, 1974-1986, were distinguished by his tenure in the Department of Biological Sciences and his research into the enzyme RuDP (ribulose), one of the most abundant on earth. He studied the genetics and structure of the enzyme as well as ways to adjust the activity of the enzyme to control photosynthesis in various kinds of plant leaves including those from tobacco plants. The student shown in the photograph is doing a preparation from tobacco leaves. Kung was born in China, received his undergraduate education in Taiwan, and was awarded his doctorate in Canada at University of Toronto. He became a full professor at UMBC before accepting a position in the Botany Department at University of Maryland, College Park. He later moved into administrative positions in the U.S. and China.

Source

University Photographs

Date

ca. 1976

Format

gelatin silver prints; black-and-white photographs; 7 x 5 in.

Identifier

UARC Photos-07-02-0030

Files

http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/UMBC_50th_Online_Exhibit/50umbctimeline/PDFs/JPEG/UARCPhotos-07-02-0030.jpg

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Citation

“Student In Dr. Shain-Dow Kung's Lab,” UMBC 50th, accessed February 18, 2020, https://umbc50.omeka.net/items/show/1572.