HM received his BS from Seoul National University. He completed his Ph. D. in University of of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. He continued his postdoctoral work at Richard Calendar lab in UC-Berkely. Now he is a professor of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea. He also serves as the director of the Bacteriophage Bank of Korea. He is also the founder and CEO of a bacteriophage company, LyseNTech.