Mona Fendereski, M.S.


  • Previous position: MS student (Mar 2015 - Feb 2017)

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  • Brief Biography: Mona received her B.S. degree in the Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology at  Isfahan University in 2012 and joined Hwang Lab in 2015.

  • M.S. thesis: Understanding roles of biomimetic matrix-based cues on regulation of myogenic differentiation

  • Graduation date: 2017 February

  • Current Position: Ph.D. student at University of Southern Mississippi




Soyoung Kim, B.S.


  • Previous position: Undergraduate student (Dec 2016 - Feb 2018)

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  • Brief Biography: Soyoung Kim was an undergrad volunteer through SCH internship program during 2016 Winter - 2018

  • B.S. thesis: Anti-bacterial properties of lignin-based compounds

  • Graduation date: 2018 February

  • Current Position: Research Scientist, Asan Medical Center, Republic of Korea

Hyun Bum Kim, Ph.D.

  • Previous position: Research Scientist (Sep 2017 - Aug 2019)

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  • Brief Biography: Hyun Bum received his B.S. degree in the Department of Biotechnology at Yonsei University in 2014 and integrated M.S./Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Seoul National University. He joined Hwang Lab as research scientist  as an alternative military service in 2017 Fall -2019 Fall and his research work focused on "Development of biomimetic shielding-mediated cell coating technology and its in vivo application as novel cell/drug delivery methods".

  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard Medical School, USA

Yejin Park, B.S. 

  • Previous position: Undergraduate student (Mar 2018 - Aug 2019)

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  • Brief Biography: Yejin was graduated from the Department of Medical IT Engineering at Soonchunhyang University and she joined Hwang Lab in 2018 March.

  • B.S. thesis: Development of 3D-printable biomimetic material-based bioinks

  • Graduation date: 2019 August

  • Current Position: Industry

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Kyungmu Noh

  • Previous position: MS student (Mar 2020 - Feb 2022)

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  • Brief Biography: Kyungmu received his B.S. degree in the Department of Medical Biotechnology at Soonchunhyang University in 2020 March and joined Hwang Lab in 2019 Fall as an undergraduate volunteer researcher. His current M.S. research work focuses on the development of functional conjunctiva tissues using the patient’s conjunctiva-derived epithelial cells and fibroblasts, and understanding the molecular mechanism of pterygium based on 3D modeling.

  • Awarded the Best Oral Presentation of Student Oral Competition (SOC) at 2021 Fall Annual Conference of the Korean Society for Biomaterials

  • M.S. Thesis: Recapitulating pterygium microenvironment to elucidate the role of disease-specific mechanosensitivity in cell migration behaviors

  • Current position: T&R Biofab (주)티앤알바이오팹


Doyoung Kim

  • Previous position: Undergraduate student (Dec 2020 - Aug 2021)

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  • Brief Biography: Doyoung is a senior student in the Department of Clinical Pathology at Soonchunhyang University and he joined Hwang Lab in 2020 Winter as a volunteer researcher.

  • Recipient ​of 1st Place Winner for 2021 Summer Undergrad-Grad Joint Internship Program funded by SCH Univ. (2021학년도 하계방학 학부생-대학원 연구실 인턴프로그램 대상 수상: Beyond Cell)

  • Current position: MS Student at Seoul National Univ.

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Yun-Ji Shin, Ph.D.

  • Previous position: Research Professor (Jan 2022 - Mar 2022)

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  • Brief Biography: Dr. Shin is a research professor in Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science (SIMS) at Soonchunhyang University. She received a Ph.D. degree in Division of Life Sciences from Jeonbuk National University, Korea and she did her postdoctoral training at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. Her current research interest is to understand the roles of cell-matrix/cell-cell interactions on controlling the lineage-specific fate determination of human pluripotent stem cells into functional tendon progenitors. [Publication List]

  • Research Scientist, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Korea, 2021

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, 2014 - 2021

  • Ph.D., Division of Life Sciences, Jeonbuk National University, 2009

  • M.S., Division of Life Sciences, Jeonbuk National University, 2002

  • B.S., Division of Life Sciences, Jeonbuk National University, 1999

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George Augustine, Ph.D.