King Thom Chung
I am an anaerobic microbiologist ,with special interest in the microbial functions in the gastrointestinal tracts of human and animals, particularly their roles in cancer formation. I am a member of American Society for microbiology, Institute of food Technologists, and the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society. I constantly review papers for Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Mutation Research, Toxicological In Vitro, etc. Since 2009 I have been the managing editor for the special issue of Arylamine Induced Carcinogenesis of Fronitiers in Biosciences.
Currently I am teaching Introduction to Microbiology (Biol 1230), Public Health Microbiology (Biol 7080/8080) and Food and Industrial Toxicology (Biol 7555/8550).
I came to the University of Memphis in 1988. I have a B.S. degree (1965) from National
Taiwan University (Taipei) major in Agricultural Chemistry; M. A. degree (1967) major
in Biology from University of California, Santa Cruz; and Ph. D. (1972) major in
microbiology from University of California. Previously, I served as a visiting scientist
at the USDA Roman, ARD USDA, ARS, Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center,
Clay Center, Nebraska; Associate Professor in Tunghai
University (Taichung, Taiwan); Professor in Soochow University (Taipei); Scientist in Frederic Cancer Research Facility in Frederick, Maryland.