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)

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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)

Muhammad Gulfam, Ph.D.

Dr. Gulfam is a research assistant professor at Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science (SIMS) at Soonchunhyang University and Soonchunhyang Buchoen Hospital. He received a Ph.D. degree from University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom. 

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

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Pukyong National University, 2019 Oct - 2022 May

Imran Khan, Ph.D.

Dr. Gulfam is a research assistant professor at Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science (SIMS) at Soonchunhyang University and Soonchunhyang Cheonan Hospital. He received a Ph.D. degree from Integral University, Indi. 

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

  • Research Professor, Yeongnam University, Korea, 2022 May - 2022 May

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Bezmialem Vakıf University Beykoz Institute of Life Sciences and Biotechnology (BILSAB), Turkey, 2019 Mar - 2022 Feb

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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Dinesh Parate, Ph.D.

Dr. Parate is a postdoctoral researcher at Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science (SIMS) at Soonchunhyang University and Soonchunhyang Bucheon Hospital.  

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, SIMS, 2022 July - current

  • Ph.D., National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • M.S., Biotechnology, University of Mumbai, India

  • B.S., Biotechnology, University of Mumbai, India

  • Email: dinesh.parate@gmail.com

Graduate Students

Yunhye Kim, B.S.

 

  • Ph.D. student

  • Email: kyhye4@naver.com

  • Brief Biography: Yunhye received her B.S. degree in the Department of Medical Biotechnology at Soonchunhyang University in 2015 and joined Hwang Lab in 2016 Spring. Her current Ph.D. research work focuses on understanding the roles of LMNA in chondrocyte de-differentiation and its application.

  • Recipient ​of Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (학문후속세대지원사업, 박사과정생연구장려금) (2020-2022)

  • Best Poster Presentation Award (2018 Aug, Korean Society for Stem Cell Research)

  • Best Poster Presentation Award (2018 Feb, Korean Society for Stem Cell Research)

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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)

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

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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Odelia Levana

  • MS student

  • Email: odelialevana@gmail.com 

  • Brief Biography: Odelia received her B.S. degree in the Department of Biology at Atma Jaya Catholic Univ. and joined Hwang Lab in 2019 Fall through the exchange student program. Now she joined Hwang Lab in 2020 Fall as  MS student and her current M.S. research work focuses on understanding the roles of LMNA in mesodermal lineage commitment of embryonic stem cells and their subsequent contribution to the chondrogenesis of stem cells.

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Juyeon Kim

  • MS 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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Samjhana Thapa

  • MS 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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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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Christine Ayu Lagonda, Pharm.D. (expected to join on Aug 2022)

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Saharach Chaycham (expected to join on Aug 2022)

Research Scientists






 

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Jinhui Rhee, M.S.

 

  • Lab manager

  • Research Scientist

  • Email: qa6411@naver.com

  • Brief Biography: Jinhui received her MS degree in the Department of Biochemistry at Hoseo University in 2019 and joined Hwang Lab on July 1, 2020.

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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)

Undergraduate Students (Current)

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

Exchange Students (Current)

Ryan Matthew

  • Exchange student from Atma Jaya Catholic University, Indonesia

  • Email: 

  • 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.

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SCH Internship program (Current)

 

SCH Med-SIMS Internship program (Current)