Dr. John Bang studied biochemistry (B.S. 1988) and medicine (M.D. 1994/1998) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and CAHSU (tropical medicine). He also did a graduate study at the University of Texas at El Paso (Ph.D. in environmental sciences and engineering 2003). He joined North Carolina Central University in 2005 and has been working as a professor since then. His research has been on understanding the behavior of nanoparticles and their effects on both environments and human health, especially cardiopulmonary and neuroscience. During his tenure academic career, he has published more than 40 peer reviewed research journal articles, three book chapters, and given a talk more than 100 times in scientific communities.