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  • Sarah is awarded Biotechnology Training Program Fellowship, Congrats!
  • Dr. Jinho Yoon will be joining the Catholic University of Korea (Korea) as an assistant professor this Fall. Congrats!
  • Prof. Ki-Bum Lee has been promoted to Distinguished Professor. Congrats!
    Prof. Lee would like to acknowledge KBLEE group and collaborators for their support and contributions.
  • Brian has successfully defended Ph.D. dissertation. Congrats Dr. Conley!
  • Brandon is awarded the Training in Translating Neuroscience to Therapies Fellowship, Congrats!
  • The 2022 T32 Immersion Event will be held on January 14th-15th, 10 am – 6 pm. For more information, including the registration link, see the events tab.
  • Dr. Jin-Ha Choi joined Jeonbuk National University (Korea) as an Assistant Professor. Congrats!
  • Prof. Ki-Bum Lee won the 2021 Grossman Innovation Prize, Congrats!
  • Brian won the 2020 Reid Award, Congrats!
  • Jeff won the 2020 Van Dyke Award, Congrats!
  • Hudifah won the 2019 Reid Award, Congrats!
  • Chris won the 2018 Reid Award, Congrats!
  • Hudifah won the 2018 Van Dyke Award, Congrats!
  • Top won the 2018 Van Dyke Award, Congrats!
  • Amin won the first annual BME Leadership Award, Congrats!
  • Our work on the MnO2 nanoscaffold are now on many news media!
    Eurekalert, R&D Magazine, Innovators Magazine, Drug Target Review, The Politico Post, Science Daily, Phys.Org, Innovations Report, Jersey Tribune, News-Medical, Bioengineer, Medical news line, (e) Science News, Front Line Genomics, Science Bulletin, BioSpectrum Asia Edition, W3Live News, BioNews Central, Dove Med, Career Biotech, ChemEurope
  • Chris won the New Jersey Center for Spinal Cord Research Fellowship, Congrats!
  • Skylar is awarded Biotechnology Training Program Fellowship!
  • Hudifah, Letao, and Yixiao all won 2018 Professional Development Fund for Teaching and Graduate Assistants!
  1. Jeff, Top, Brian, Jinho and Yannan’s Manuscript published in Bioactive Materials: “Injectable BIOorthogonal HydroGEL (BIOGEL) Accelerates Tissue Regeneration in Degenerated Intervertebral Discs”, Bioactive Materials, 2022.
    This is a collaboration work with Prof. Inbo Han at Cha University School of Medicine.
  2. Brandon, Brian, Yannan, and Meizi’s Manuscript published in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews: “Advanced Theragnostics for the Central Nervous System (CNS) and Neurological Disorders Using Functional Inorganic Nanomaterials”, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 2022.
  3. Letao, Brian, Jinho, Chris, Top, Brandon, and Yannan’s Manuscript published in Research: “High-Content Screening And Analysis of Stem Cell-Derived Neural Interfaces Using Combinatorial Nanotechnology Approach and An Integrated Machine Learning”, Research, 2022.
  4. Jeff’s Manuscript published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: “Advanced Drug Delivery Via Hybrid Nanofibers Enhance Stem Cell Differentiation”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2022.
  5. Mehrdad and Meizi’s Manuscript published in Journal of Molecular Liquids: “Evaluation of Antibacterial and Mechanical Features of Dental Adhesives Containing Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles”, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2022.
  6. Skylar, Brandon, Josh, and George’s Manuscript published in Nano Convergence: “Nanotechnology-enabled immunoengineering approaches to advance therapeutic applications”, Nano Convergence, 2022.
  7. Jinho and Brian’s Manuscript published in ACS Nano: ” Ultrasensitive Electrochemical Detection of Mutated Viral RNAs with Single Nucleotide Resolution Using a Nanoporous Electrode Array (NPEA)”, ACS Nano, 2022.
    This is a collaboration work with Prof. Jeong-Woo Choi at Sogang University.
  8. Letao, Brian, Top, and Brandon’s Manuscript published in ACS Nano: “Predictive Biophysical Cue Mapping for Cellular Differentiation and Reprogramming Using Combinatorial Nanoarrays”, ACS Nano, 2022.
  9. Letao, Chris, and Yannan’s Manuscript published in Small: “Harnessing the Therapeutic Potential of Extracellular Vesicles for Biomedical Applications using Multifunctional Magnetic Nanomaterials”, Small, 2022.
    This is a collaboration work with Prof. Heemin Kang at Korea University.
  10. Jason and Letao’s Manuscript published in National Science Review: “3D Nano-Hybrid Stem Cell Gel for Rapid Cartilage Regeneration”, National Science Review, 2022.
    This is a collaboration work with Prof. Qiuyu Zhang at Northwestern Polytechnical University.
  11. Jinho Yoon’s Manuscript published in Small Methods: “Biomolecular Electron Controller Composed of Nanobiohybrid with Electrically Released Complex for Spatiotemporal Control of Neuronal Differentiation”, Small Methods, 2021.
    This is a collaboration work with Prof. Jeong-Woo Choi at Sogang University.
  12. Chris and Letao’s Manuscript accepted in Science Advances: “Hybrid SMART Spheroids for Enhanced Stem Cell-based Cell Replacement Therapy”, Science Advances, 2021.
  13. SangAh, Yixiao, Chris, and Top’s Manuscript published in Advanced Materials: “Bioengineering Approaches for the Advanced Organoid Research”, Advanced Materials, 2021.
  14. Jin-Ha Choi, Letao, Brian, and Jinho Yoon’s Manuscript published in ACS Nano: “CRISPR-Cas12a-mediated Amplification-free Detection of Multi-Viral DNAs Using SERS-active Graphene Oxide/Triangle Au nanoflower Array””, ACS Nano, 2021.
    This is a collaboration work with Prof. Jeong-Woo Choi at Sogang University.
  15. Our Manuscript published in Small: “Magnetic Control of the Vertical Position of Hierarchic Ligand Nanoassembly Regulates the Mechanosensing-Mediated Differentiation of Stem Cells””, Small, 2021.
    This is a collaboration work with Prof. Heemin Kang at Korea University.
  16. Collaboration Manuscript with Prof. Heemin Kang published in Advanced Materials: “Remote Control of Time Regulated Stretching of Ligand-Presenting Nanocoils In Situ Regulates Cyclic Adhesion and Differentiation of Stem Cells”, Advanced Materials, 2021.
  17. Collaboration Manuscript with Prof. Heemin Kang accepted in Advanced Functional Materials: “Remote Switching of Elastic Movement of Decorated Ligand Nanostructures Controls the Adhesion-Regulated Polarization of Host Macrophages”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2021.
  18. Collaboration Manuscript with Prof. Li Cai published in Experimental Neurology: “Nkx6 Promotes Neurogenesis and Attenuates Glial Scar Formation in the Injured Spinal Cord”, Experimental Neurology, 2021.
  19. Collaboration Manuscript with Prof. Li Cai published in Molecular Therapy: “Gsx1 Promotes Locomotor Functional Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury”, Molecular Therapy, 2021.
  20. Collaboration Manuscript with Prof. Morteza Mahmoudi published in Molecular Pharmaceutics: “Restoring endogenous repair mechanisms to heal chronic wounds with a multi-fuctional wound dressing”, Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2021.
  21. Letao, Brian, and Top’s Manuscript published in Advanced Materials: “Effective Modulation of CNS Inhibitory Microenvironment using Bio-inspired Hybrid Nanoscaffold-based Therapeutic Interventions”, Advanced Materials, 2020.
  22. Letao, Tae-Hyung, Hyeon-Yeol, Jeff, Jong-Min, Dean, Yannan, and Perry’s Manuscript published in Advanced Functional Materials: “Hybrid Graphene-Gold Nanoparticle-based Nucleic Acid Conjugates for Cancer Specific Multimodal Imaging and Combined Therapeutics“, Advanced Functional Materials, 2020.
  23. Jeff’s Collaboration Manuscript published in Advanced Materials: “4D Printed Transformable Tube Array for High-throughput 3D Cell Culture and Histology”, Advanced Materials, 2020.
    This is a collaboration work with Prof. Howon Lee at Rutgers University
  24. Jin-Ha, Letao, and Brian’s Manuscript published in Nano Letters: “In Situ Detection of Neurotransmitters from Stem Cell-derived Neural Interface at the Single-Cell Level via Graphene-Hybrid SERS Nanobiosensing”, Nano Letters, 2020
  25. Yixiao and Hudifah’s Manuscript published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: “NIR-mediated Spatiotemporal Control of Stem Cell Fate Using Photo-switching Upconversion Nanoparticle Construct”, ACS Applied Materails & Interfaces, 2020
  26. Jin-Ho, Jeff, and Dean’s Review Article published in Nanoscale: “Functional nanoarrays for investigating stem cell fate and function”, Nanoscale, 2020
  27. Letao, Jin-Ho, Chris, and Yannan’s Manuscript published in Nano Letters: “Combinatorial Graphene-Au hybrid SERS nanoarray for Dual-enhanced Neuronal Gene Detection”, Nano Letters, 2019
  28. Chris’s Review Article accepted in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience: “Bio-Inspired Nanomaterials for Delivery of Therapeutics to Treat Hearing Loss”, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 2019
  29. Jin-Ho and Jin-Ha’s Manuscript published in ACS Nano: “Nondestructive Characterization of Stem Cell Neurogenesis By a Magneto-Plasmonic Nanomaterial-based Exosomal miRNA Detection”, ACS Nano, 2019
  30. Jason and Letao’s Manuscript published in Biomaterials: “Programmed Degradation of a Hierarchical Nanoparticle with Redox and Light Responsivity for Self-activated Photo-chemical Enhanced Chemodynamic Therapy”, Biomaterials, 2019
  31. Hyeon-Yeol’s Collaboration Manuscript is Published in Bioconjugate Chemistry: “Site-specific Incorporation of a Dithiolane Containing Amino Acid in-to Proteins”, Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2019
    This is a collaboration work with Prof. Peter Schultz at Scripps
  32. Tae-Hyung, Hyeon-Yeol, and Ahmet‘s Manuscript Published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: “Tumor Homing Reactive Oxygen Species Nanoparticle for Enhanced Cancer Therapy”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019
  33. Hudifah, Yixiao, and Nick’s Manuscript Published in Advanced Materials: “NIR Biosensing of Neurotransmitters in Stem Cell‐Derived Neural Interface Using Advanced Core–Shell Upconversion Nanoparticles”, Advanced Materials, 2019
  34. Hyeon-Yeol’s Collaboration Manuscript is Published in Nano Letters: “Engineered Mesenchymal Stem Cell/Nanomedicine Spheroid as an Active Drug Delivery Platform for Combinational Glioblastoma Therapy”, Nano Letters, 2019
    This is a collaboration work with Prof. Kam Leong at Columbia University
  35. Jong Min and Letao’s Manuscript Published in Scientific Reports: “Generation of uniform-sized multicellular tumor spheroids using hydrogel microwells for advanced drug screening”, Scientific Reports, 2019
    This is a collaboration work with Prof. Bong Geun Chung at Sogang University