Bachelor of Science, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, 1984. Master of Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, 1989.
Researcher Korea Research Institute Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 1989—1992. Post-doctoral staff Tokyo University, 1992—1993. Professor Kyungnam University, Masan, Republic of Korea, since 1993.
Visiting scholar Iowa State University, Ames, 2002—2003.
Married Soon-Hee Kim, October 9, 1961. Children: Sang-Myeon, Sang-Bong.