I started my university education as Diploma of Fisheries Science at Universiti Putra Malaysia Terengganu (UPMT) in year 1999. After a year, a promotion to bachelor Degree in Agrotechnology (Aquaculture) was awarded to me in the year 2000 with my excellent academic achievement. Months after promoted to Bachelor degree, UMPT was change to College University of Science and Technology Malaysia (KUSTEM). I completed my bachelor Degree in Agrotechnology (Aquaculture) in 2003. My passionate in handling with fish had convince myself to pursue my master degree in 2004 working on marine ornamental fish breeding technology. I completed my master degree in Aquaculture in 2006. My professional career began in year December 2006 as a junior lecturer/researcher at Institute of Tropical Aquaculture, Universitiy Malaysia Terengganu (UMT – formerly known as KUSTEM) for 2.5 years before I awarded a scholarship to continue my PhD study at Systemic Physiological & Ecotoxicological Research at University of Antwerp, Belgium for 4 years with my thesis focused on ‘metabolism strategy of teleost when swimming and feeding. Currently, I am senior researcher at Institute of Tropical Aquaculture at UMT serve as editorial member and reviewers for peer review journals. Besides, as university contact person for Malaysia for the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) and member for Malaysia Fisheries Society (MFS).
Hon Jung primary research focus is on fish physiology. My research examines the interactions of fish with their environment at all levels from the molecular to the ecological. I am particularly interested in the sublethal effects on natural factors (temperature, oxygen, water chemistry, swimming, feeding, social interactions) and anthropogenic pollutants (ammonia and climate change) on organismal function, and their adaption, metabolic compromising strategies and/or evolution by which animals confront with extreme environments both in captive and wild conditions. Particular projects at present consider fuel usage, nitrogenous waste production, metabolic strategy, hormonal balancing, iono-osmorespiration and the kinetics electrolyte transporter or co- transporter in fish challenge to different stressors as model study to understand their adaptability and/or evolutionary in order to establish a sustainable good aquaculture practice and fisheries welfare management. Addition to my personal research interest/hobby is to match around with living aquatic jewelry (ornamental fish), especially the reef fishes on their interpersonal social interaction, feeding, reproductive behavior, reproductive performance and their adaptability to environmental change.