Ka
Hong
Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy
Bunting 340
410-532-5044

School of Pharmacy

Education

  • Mater of Arts in Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Wilkes University (2021)
  • Postdoctoral fellow, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy (2015-2016)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy (2015)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy (2011)

Research Interest

  • In vitro selection of molecular recognition elements for physiological and environmental relevant targets
  • Nucleic acids-based biosensor development
  • Small molecules and nucleic acids ligand interactions

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. TS Franko II, V Shah, KL Hong, A Bommareddy 2021. “Evaluation of long term retention and utilization of the situation, background, assessment, recommendation (SBAR) communication technique”, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 13 (2), 122-126
  2. NE Trunzo and KL Hong* 2020. “Recent progress in the identification of aptamers against bacterial origins and their diagnostic applications”, International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 21(14), pii: E5074
  3. A Bommareddy, D McGlynn, M Lewis, L Lockus, J Seward, KL Hong, AL VanWert, C Dwivedi 2020. “Akt/survivin pathway inhibition enhances the apoptotic cell death-induced by alpha-santalol in human prostate cancer cells.”, Fitoterapia, 2020 Mar 12; 143:104552
  4. M Roueinfar, KM Abraham and KL Hong* 2019. “In-solution molecular recognition comparison of aptamers against the herbicide atrazine”, ACS Omega, 2019, 4 (14), 16201-16208
  5. AT Ponce and KL Hong* 2019. “A Mini-Review: Clinical Development and Potential of Aptamers for Thrombotic Events Treatment and Monitoring” Biomedicines. 7(3), pii: E55
  6. KM Abraham, M Roueinfar, AT Ponce, ME Lussier, DB Benson and KL Hong* 2018. “In vitro selection and characterization of a single-stranded DNA aptamer against the herbicide atrazine” ACS Omega, 2018, 3 (10), 13576-13583
  7. KL Hong* and LJ Sooter 2017. “In Vitro Selection of a Single-Stranded DNA Molecular Recognition Element against the Pesticide Fipronil and Sensitive Detection in River Water” International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19(1), pii: E85
  8. VR Yadav, KL Hong, DC Zeldin, L and MA Nayeem, 2016 “Vascular endothelial over-expression of soluble epoxide hydrolase (Tie2-sEH Tr) enhances adenosine A1 receptor dependent vascular contraction in mouse mesenteric arteries: role of ATP-sensitive K+ channels”  Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 2016 Nov;422(1-2):197-206
  9. KL Hong and LJ Sooter. 2015. “Single-stranded DNA Aptamers against Pathogens and Toxins: Identification and Biosensing Applications” BioMed Research International, vol. 2015, Article ID 419318, 31 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/419318
  10. KL Hong, L Battistella, AD Salva, RM Williams and LJ Sooter. 2015. “In vitro selection of single-stranded DNA molecular recognition elements against S. aureus alpha toxin and sensitive detection in human serum” International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 16(2): 2794-2809
  11. KL Hong, E Maher, RM Williams and LJ Sooter. 2015. “In vitro selection of single-stranded DNA molecular recognition elements against Clostridium difficile toxin B and sensitive detection in human fecal matter” Journal of Nucleic Acids, vol. 2015, Article ID 808495, 12 pages, 2015 doi:10.1155/2015/808495
  12. KL Hong, K Yancey, L Battistella, RM Williams, KM Hickey, CD Bostick, PM Gannett and LJ Sooter. 2015. “Selection of Single-Stranded DNA Molecular Recognition Elements against Exotoxin A using A Novel Decoy-SELEX Method and Sensitive Detection of Exotoxin A in Human Serum” BioMed Research International, vol. 2015, Article ID 417641, 12 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/417641

INVITED BOOK CHAPTERS:

  1. KL Hong* 2019. “Chapter 5: An overview of DNA/RNA based monitoring tools and biosensors. Benefits and applications in environmental toxicology”, in SK Brar, K Hedge & VL Pachapur (eds.) Tools, Techniques and Protocols for Monitoring Environmental Contaminants. ELSEVIER: pp. 97-124.

Profession Afflictions & Memberships

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Pharmacist Association
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy