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Research Professors

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Sung Sik Hur, Ph.D.

Dr. Hur is a research professor in Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science (SIMS) at Soonchunhyang University. He received a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from UC San Diego and he did his postdoctoral training in the Department of Bioengineering at UC San Diego. His 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 musculoskeletal progenitors and cancer progression and metastasis using Traction Force Microscopy (TFM). [Publication List]

  • Research Professor, Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science, Soonchunhyang University, Korea, 2019 - current

  • Assistant Project Scientist, Bioengineering, UC San Diego, USA, 2013 - 2019

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Bioengineering, UC San Diego, USA, 2009 - 2013

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Bioengineering, UC Irvine, USA, 2007 - 2008

  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, UC San Diego, USA, 2007

  • M.S., Materials Science, Seoul National Univ., Korea, 1998

  • B.S., Materials Science, Seoul National Univ., Korea, 1995

  • Email: sstahur@gmail.com

  • Invited Brain Pool (BP) Fellow (Korea's Invitation Programs for Outstanding Overseas Researchers)

  • Recipient ​of Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (지역대학우수과학자) (2022-2025)

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Joo Hyun Kim, Ph.D.

Dr. Kim is a research assistant professor at Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science (SIMS) at Soonchunhyang University and Soonchunhyang Cheonan Hospital. She received a Ph.D. degree from Gachon Advanced Institute for Health Science and Technology from Gachon University. 

  • Research Assistant Professor, Soonchunhyang University, Korea, 2022 Mar - current

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, SIMS, Mar 2020 - Feb 2022

  • Ph.D., Gachon Advanced Institute for Health Science and Technology, Korea, 2020

  • M.S., School of Dentistry, Kyungbook National Univ. , Korea, 2012

  • B.S., Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Gachon Univ., Korea, 2009

  • Email: noirsky@naver.com

  • Recipient ​of Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (이공분야학문후속세대양성사업, 박사후국내연수) (2021-2024)

Postdoctoral Researchers

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Min-Kyu Kim, Ph.D.

Dr. Kim is a postdoctoral researcher at Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science (SIMS) at Soonchunhyang University and Soonchunhyang Bucheon Hospital. He received a Ph.D. degree from Department of Biochemistry, Yonsei University, Korea. 

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, SIMS, 2022 Sep - current

  • M.S./Ph.D., Yonsei University, Korea

  • B.S., Yonsei University, Korea

  • Email: gavyek@yonsei.ac.kr

  • Recipient ​of Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (이공분야학문후속세대양성사업, 창의도전) (2023-2026)

Graduate Students (Ph.D. course)

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Ji Hoon Jeong, M.S.

  • Ph.D. student

  • Email: ksku2012@naver.com

  • Brief Biography: Jihoon received his B.S. degree in the Department of Medical Biotechnology at Soonchunhyang University in 2018 and joined Hwang Lab in 2018 Spring. His currently research work focuses on chondrogenesis and insulin-producing pancreatic beta cell differentiation of human embryonic stem cells through cell-matrix interaction by harnessing GF-immobilized matrix and cell surface modification.

  • Recipient ​of Asan Graduate Scholarship (Biomedical Science) from Asan Foundation (2022년도 의생명과학분야 국내 대학원 장학사업, 아산사회복지재단) (2022 Mar - current) (News Link)

  • 2022 대한내분비학회 춘계학술대회 및 학연산 심포지엄 "우수연제상" 수상 (April 9, 2022) (News Link)

  • 2022 대한당뇨병학회 춘계학술대회 "우수연제상" 수상 (May 14, 2022) (News Link)

  • Recipient ​of Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (학문후속세대지원사업, 박사과정생연구장려금) (2022-2024) (News Link)

  • BRIC NEWS (Link), ​한빛사 등재 (Link

  • ​헬스조선 인터뷰 (Link)

  • BK21 해외연수지원 프로그램 (4주): Univ. of Western Australia (PI: Prof. Yu Suk Choi) 

Laurensia Danis Anggradita, M.S.

  • MS/Ph.D. student

  • Email: laurensiadanis@gmail.com

  • Brief Biography: Laurensia received her B.S. degree in the Department of Biology at Atma Jaya Catholic Univ. in 2019 and joined Hwang Lab in 2019 Spring. Her current Ph.D. research work focuses on understanding the molecular mechanism of keloid skin disorders and recapitulation of 3D keloid skin microenvironment using skin tissue-derived decellularized extracellular matrix as a 3D printable bioink.

  • 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)

  • Best Oral Presentation Award (April 15, 2022, 2022 KSBB Spring Meeting and International Symposium)

  • BRIC NEWS (Link), ​한빛사 등재 (Link​순천향대학교 (Link)

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Jothilin Subitsha

  • Ph.D. student

  • Email: jothilinsubitsha1998@gmail.com

  • Brief Biography: Jothilin received her B.S. degree at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Thirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India in 2018 and her M.S. degree at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Thirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India in 2020. She joined Hwang Lab in 2022 Spring.

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Samjhana Thapa

  • MS/Ph.D. student

  • Email: samjhanathp@sch.ac.kr

  • Brief Biography: Samjhana received her B.S. degree in the Faculty of Human Biology, School of Science at Kathmandu University and joined Hwang Lab in 2021 Fall as a MS student and her current M.S. research work focuses on ptergium diseases pathology.

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Juyeon Kim

  • MS/Ph.D. student

  • Email: ehowl1761@naver.com 

  • Brief Biography: Juyeon received her B.S. degree in the Division of Biological Science at Wonkwang Univ. and joined Hwang Lab in 2021 Fall as a MS student and her current M.S. research work focuses on myogenesis of patient-derived stem cells.

  • Best Research Award (May 12, 2023, 2023 KSBB Spring Meeting and International Symposium) (News Link)

  • BK21 해외연수지원 프로그램 (4주): Univ. of Western Australia (PI: Prof. Yu Suk Choi) 

Jihye Choi, M.S.

  • Research Scientist
  • Email: cwg0311@naver.com
  • Brief Biography: Jihye received her MS degree in the Department of Clinical Pathology at Dankoon University in 2022 and joined Hwang Lab on November 1, 2022.






Graduate Students (M.S. course)

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Lan Thi Phuong Nguyen, M.D.

  • MS student

  • Email: lan phuong.nta@huemed-univ.edu.vn

  • Brief Biography: Lan received her M.D. degree in Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Can Tho, Viet Namand joined Hwang Lab in 2022 Spring as a MS student and her current M.S. research work focuses on salivary gland regeneration.

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Le Anh Nguyet (Selena) 

  • MS student

  • Email: leanhnguyet_t62@hus.edu.vn

  • Brief Biography: Selena received her M.S. degree in Vietnam National University, Hanoi on July, 2021. She joined Hwang Lab in 2023 Spring as a MS student and her current M.S. research work focuses on pathobiology of lymphedema.

Muskaan Gurung

  • MS student

  • Email: muskaang838@gmail.com

  • Brief Biography: Muskaan received her B.S. degree in North Bengal St.Xavier's College, Rajganj, West Bengal, India, and joined Hwang Lab in 2023 Winter as a MS student and her current M.S. research work focuses on understanding pterygium diseases pathophysiology.

  • Recipient ​of Global Korea Scholarship (GKS)

Sanya Afshari (Expected to join 2024 Summer)

  • MS student

  • Email: saynaafshari1378@gmail.com

  • Brief Biography: Sanya received her B.S. degree in Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, and will join Hwang Lab in 2024 Fall as a MS student.

  • Recipient ​of Global Korea Scholarship (GKS)

Research Scientists






 

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Jiwon Son, M.S.

  • Research Scientist

  • Email: pearl3717@naver.com

  • Brief Biography: Jiwon received her MS degree in the Department of Dermatology at Korea University in 2020 and joined Hwang Lab on December 1, 2020.

  • Best Poster Presentation Award (June 18, 2021, 22nd KTERMS)

Exchange Students (Current)

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Vanessa Violina

  • Exchange student from Atma Jaya Catholic University (AJCU), Indonesia

  • Email: vanessaviolinaa@gmail.com

  • Brief BiographyVanessa is a first-year graduate student at AJCU and will join Hwang Lab on August 28, 2023 as an exchange graduate student.


Undergraduate Students (Current)

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Seo Eun Yoon

  • Undergraduate Researcher

  • Email: cos0920@daum.net

  • Brief Biography: Seo Eun is a senior student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering at Soonchunhyang University. She initially joined Hwang lab on Dec 22, 2022 as an SIMS Winter Internship student and is a currently undergraduate researcher since March 2023.

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Jaehyun Jeong

  • Undergraduate Researcher

  • Email: selly2514@naver.com

  • Brief Biography: Jaehyun is a junior student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering at Soonchunhyang University. She initially joined Hwang lab on June 22, 2023 as an SIMS Summer Internship student and is a currently undergraduate researcher since June 2023.

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So Eun Ahn

  • Undergraduate Researcher

  • Email: alicease0322@naver.com

  • Brief Biography: So Eun is a senior student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering at Soonchunhyang University. She joined Hwang lab on Dec 18, 2023 as an SIMS Winter Internship student.


Intern Students (Current)
 

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