CPLC Faculty Member Receives Rose Award for Teaching Excellence

2/18/2014

Dr. Su-a Myong, professor of bioengineering and member of the Center for the Physics of Living Cells at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Su-a Myong, professor of bioengineering and member of the Center for the Physics of Living Cells at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Su-a Myong has been selected for the 2014 College of Engineering Rose Award for Teaching Excellence.  Myong is a professor of bioengineering and member of the Center for the Physics of Living Cells at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Myong’s research focuses on the detection of biological molecules such as DNA, RNA, and protein, with single-molecule precision.  In her work, she employs single molecule fluorescence assays as well as high-resolution cell imaging techniques. Her current research topics include DNA damage repair and genome integrity, microRNA processing by Dicer and TRBP, and Virus infection and antiviral signaling.

The Rose Award for Teaching Excellence is intended to foster and reward excellence in undergraduate teaching in the College of Engineering. It recognizes teachers who excel at motivating freshman and sophomore students to learn and appreciate engineering. Nominations may be submitted for excellence in instruction or excellence in course design and development (including the creation of new courses or significant revisions of existing courses).

For more information about Myong’s leading-edge work, please visit Myong Lab.