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 (지역우수과학자) (2022-2025)

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Joohyun 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, 2020 Mar - 2022 Feb

  • 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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Mohd. Farhan, Ph.D.

Dr. Farhan 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 Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau. 

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, SIMS, 2022 Mar - current

  • Ph.D., University of Macau, Taipa, Macau

  • M.S., Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

  • B.S., Integral University, Lucknow, India

  • Email: mohd.farhan69@gmail.com

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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

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Manimohan Murugauyan, Ph.D.

Dr. Murugauyan 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 Chemistry, Thiruvalluvar University, Tamil Nadu, India. 

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, SIMS, 2022 Nov - current

  • Ph.D., Thiruvalluvar University, Tamil Nadu, India

  • M.S., C. Abdui Hakeem College, Tamil Nadu, India

  • B.S., Govt Arts College, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Email: 

Graduate Students

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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)

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)

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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.

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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 (expected to join on March 2023)

  • MS student

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Minyong Lee (expected to join on March 2023)

  • MS/Ph.D. student

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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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Fenny Soetanto (expected to join on March 2023)

  • Exchange student from i3L, Indonesia

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  • Brief Biography: 

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.

Undergraduate Students (Current)

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We are currently looking for highly self-motivated undergraduate researchers.