Dr. Lee Kang Choon
College of Pharmacy
Kang Choon Lee is Haengdan Distinguished Professor at College of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. For over 35 years, his Drug Targeting Laboratory has been focused on immuno-targeting and bioconjugation of peptide and protein drugs. He is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts in sitespecific peptide/protein PEGylation and demonstrated the therapeutic potential of novel site-specific PEGylated drugs such as GLP-1 and TRAIL for the first time. He has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and served as an invited speaker at many international conferences. He is an inventor on more than 20 patents related to specific bioconjugation and PEGylation of peptide/protein drugs. He is honored as a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) in 2003. He currently serves on the editorial advisory board of many international scientific journals. For the clinically translating and commercializing site-specific engineered peptide/protein drugs developed by his laboratory, he founded D&D PharmaTech, Korea and also co-founded and serves as a Board Member of Theraly Pharmaceuticals, USA.