Principal Investigator

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Yongsung Hwang, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Yongsung Hwang is an associate 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 through biomaterial-based physiochemical cues along with soluble cues. Beyond fundamental understandings of artificial ECM-based cues to stem cells, his team also focuses on developing multifunctional 3D biomimetic materials as bioengineered niche by leveraging 3D bioprinting techniques for regenerative and tissue engineering applications.  [Publication List]

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

  • Assistant Professor, Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science, Soonchunhyang University, Korea, 2015 - 2019 

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Bioengineering, UC San Diego, USA, 2011 - 2014

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, UC San Diego, USA, 2011

  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, UC San Diego, USA,  2007

  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, 2006

  • Email: yshwang0428@sch.ac.kr

Research Professor

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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

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Joohyun Kim, Ph.D.

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

  • 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

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George Augustine, Ph.D.

Dr. Augustine is a postdoctoral researcher at Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science (SIMS) at Soonchunhyang University. He received a Ph.D. degree from Anna University, Chennai, India. 

  • Ph.D., Anna University, Chennai, India, 2021

  • M.S., Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India, 2015

  • B.S., Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Univ. of Madras, Chennai, 2012

  • Email: sangeo.loyola003@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)

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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.

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.

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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 2021 Fall.

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Pham Thi Nghia

  • MS student

  • Email: phamthinghia01@gmail.com

  • Brief Biography: Nghia received her B.S. degree in the Faculty of Biotechnology at International University - Vietnam National University in 2019 and joined Hwang Lab in 2019 Fall. Her current Ph.D. research interest is to understand the roles of podocyte microenvironment in controlling podocyte growth and their in vitro functions, focusing on mechanotransduction of podocytes.

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Kyungmu Noh

  • MS student

  • Email: shrudan1@naver.com

  • 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.

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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.

Research Scientist






 

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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.

Undergraduate Students









 

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Doyoung Kim

  • Undergraduate Volunteer

  • Email: david9603@naver.com

  • 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.

Exchange Students









 

Danniella Yudianti

  • Exchange student

  • Email: daniellayudianti21@gmail.com

  • Brief Biography: Danniella is a junior student at Atma Jaya Catholic University and joined Hwang Lab in 2021 Spring through the exchange student program.

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Internship program (current)














 

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NaYun Kim

  • Undergraduate volunteer 

  • Email: togo9035@naver.com

  • Brief Biography: Nayun is a 2nd yr medical student in the College of Medicine at Soonchunhyang University and she joined Hwang Lab in 2021 Summer as a Med-SIMS a volunteer researcher.

JeongHyeon Jo

  • Undergraduate volunteer 

  • Email: vsv9141@naver.com

  • Brief Biography: JeongHyeon is a junior student in the Department of Medical Biotechnology at Soonchunhyang University and she joined Hwang Lab in 2021 Summer as a volunteer researcher.

Mona Fendereski, M.S.

 

  • Master's student

  • Email: mona.fendereski@gmail.com

  • 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

Alumni




 

Soyoung Kim, B.S.

 

  • Undergraduate student

  • Email: cjstkthdud12@naver.com

  • 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.

  • Research Scientist 

  • Email: tiggerhy@snu.ac.kr

  • 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.

  • Part-time Research Scientist

  • Email: bbacke18@naver.com

  • Brief Biography: Yejin was graduated from the Department of Medical IT Engineering at Soonchunhyang University and she is currently a part-time researcher in Hwang Lab through SCH internship program.

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

  • Graduation date: 2019 February

  • Current Position: Industry

Ami Lee

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2019 Summer-Winter

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Internship program (past)
























 

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Yujin Jung

  • Intern student during 2020 Summer

Heysun Shin

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2019 Winter

Oheun Kwon

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2019 Winter

Changjun Lee

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2019 Summer

Jungdeok Park

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2018 Winter

Seunghoon Jung

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2017 Winter

Minyoung Son

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2017 Summer

Seungyeon Seo

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2019 Winter

Taegyoo Jun

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2018 Winter

Sungjin Kim

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2017 Summer

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Hanbit Oh

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2019 Summer

Hyunchul Min

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2018 Summer

Yoosun Kang

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2017 Spring

Jun Yeong Yang

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2019 Summer

Myunggeun Shin

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2018 Summer

Jihyun Park

  • Undergraduate researcher during 2016 Winter