Principal Investigator

Eun Ji Chung
Gabilan Assistant Professor

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Professor Eun Ji Chung is a Gabilan Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. She is also an affiliated PI at the USC Stem Cell Department and a member of the USC Norris Cancer Comprehensive Center. She received her B.A. in Molecular Biology with honors from Scripps College (Claremont, CA) and her Ph.D. from the Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Program and the Department of Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University.

At Northwestern, Professor Chung developed biodegradable, citric acid-based polymers and nanocomposites for tissue engineering under the direction of Professor Guillermo A. Ameer. As a postdoctoral fellow, she first focused on fabricating self-assembling membranes and 3D printed structures derived from ECM proteins and carbohydrates for regenerative medicine. She then expanded her postdoctoral research and joined the laboratory of Professor Matthew Tirrell in the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago to develop peptide amphiphile micelles for theranostic applications.

Professor Chung is a recipient of the SQI-Baxter Early Career Award, the American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Postdoctoral Research Grant from the Chicago Biomedical Consortium, and the K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the NIH. She is on the Editorial Board of the journals Experimental Biology and Medicine and SLAS Technology. She is also a member of the Society for Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering Society, IEEE EMBS, and the American Institute for Chemical Engineers. Currently, she teaches Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery (BME599). Click here for Google Scholar profile and here to view CV.


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