Welcome to the Biomaterials and Nanomedicine Laboratory! We are seeking energetic and talented graduate students that are committed to working a the intersection of engineering, biology, and medicine. Contact Professor Chung for more information!
September 21st, 2018 – Congratulations to Vivian Lu, who will be starting at the University of Chicago as an undergrad this fall!
August 4th, 2018 – Congrats to Kelly Jiang for successfully presenting her summer BUGS research and receiving the Student Research Award from the Society for Biomaterials Drug Delivery SIG!
August 2nd, 2018 – Congrats to Dr. Poon for receiving the USC Postdoctoral Scholar Training and Travel Award!
June 1st, 2018 – Our editorial focus on kidney-targeting for ADPKD is out!
May 24th, 2018 – Congratulations to Dr. Chung for being named a Young Innovator in Nanobiotechnology by Nano Research!
May 22nd, 2018 – Congrats to Jonathan for his paper acceptance to Nano Research!
May 14th, 2018 – Professor Chung visits 3M in St. Paul!
May 10th, 2018 – Professor Chung gives seminar at UCLA Bioengineering.
May 4th, 2018 – Congratulations to Kelly Jiang on her acceptance to the Bridge Undergraduate Science Program (BUGS) Summer Research Program!
May 1st, 2018 – Thank you to the Ming Hsieh Institute for Research of Engineering Medicine for Cancer for supporting our work on anticancer micelles in collaboration with Drs. Kian Kani, Mitch Gross, and Keyue Shen!
April 27th, 2018 – Congratulations to Jonathan, recipient of the Alfred E. Mann Innovation in Engineering Doctoral Fellowship!
April 21st, 2018 – Professor Chung receives the USC-wide Mentoring Award in the category of Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Students!!
April 13th, 2018 – PhD students Jonathan Wang and Deborah Chin present their work at the Annual Grodins Symposium!
April 12th, 2018 – Dr. Chris Poon gives a talk on multimodal micelles and their potential in cancer therapy at the Society for Biomaterials in Atlanta, GA.
April 11th, 2018 – Undergraduate researcher Sampreeti Chowdhuri presents a poster at the Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work!
April 9th, 2018 – Thanks to the Mayo Clinic, Translational PKD Center Pilot and Feasibility Program for supporting our work in kidney disease!
April 9th, 2018 – Thanks to URAP for funding our project regarding shape effects of micelles led by undergraduate researcher Johan Joo!
April 7th, 2018 – We had a successful NanoDays event at the California Science Center!
March 22-23rd, 2018 – Our lab moved into our new home, Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience!
March 2-4th, 2018 – Jonathan gives a talk at the Western Epithelial Biology Society!
February 15th, 2018 – Congrats to Dr. Chung for receiving the SLAS Technology Reviewer Excellence Award!
February 12th, 2018 – Our work on MCP-1 micelles was highlighted by Gyros Technologies. Click here for more details!
February 11-15th, 2018 – Professor Chung attends and presents an invited talk at the Gordon Research Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Peptides.
December 15th, 2017 – Sarah Milkowski receives the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Undergraduate Research Experience Fellowship. Congratulations!
December 5th, 2017 – We welcome undergraduate researcher Kayley Cheng, masters student Yi Huang, and postdoctoral researcher Stanley (Jih-Chao) Yeh to the group!
September 25th, 2017 – Congrats to Undergraduate Researchers Johan Joo and Timothy Chang for their support from the Genomics and Geology Undergraduate Research Experience!
September 20th, 2017 – Congrats to former undergraduate researcher Prajwal Bharadwaj for his poster acceptance to BMES! Praj will be presenting his work that he performed with mentor Khosrow Khodabandehlou regarding an aortic model for atherosclerosis. Read more about it here.
August 24th, 2017 – Professor Chung receives the 2017 BMES Career Development Award! Thank you BMES for the support!
August 21st, 2017 – We welcome PhD student Deborah Chin to the lab!
August 7th, 2017 – Professor Chung is named AIChE’s 35 Under 35! Read more about all of the recipients on the August issue of AIChE CEP magazine and Professor Chung’s interview here. Highlights can also be found here and here.
August 3rd, 2017 – Professor Chung’s review article on self-assembling nanoparticles for atherosclerosis is highlighted on Advanced Science News.
August 2nd, 2017 – We want to congratulate our summer high school SHINE student, Vivian Lu, for a successful poster presentation and completion of her research program.
July 19th, 2017 – Congrats to Dr. Chung on being recognized as a 2017 Emerging Investigator in Biomaterials Science!
July 19th, 2017 – Congrats to undergraduate researcher Manjima Sarkar for presenting a poster on nanomedicine for atherosclerosis at the Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) in Washington, DC.
June 20th, 2017 – Professor Chung gives invited talk at the 9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT-MRS) regarding theranostic nanoparticles in Singapore.
June 20th, 2017 – Sampreeti Chowdhuri receives the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Undergraduate Research Experience Fellowship. Congratulations!
May 15th, 2017 – Professor Chung gives invited talk at the 3rd Biennial Los Angeles Cardiovascular Symposium regarding Nanomedicine for Atherosclerosis.
May 3rd, 2017 – Professor Chung gives invited seminar at the BRIDGE@USC Science Faculty Luncheon series.
May 2nd, 2017 – Congrats to Jonathan and Jackie for the publication of their review article, Peptide and Antibody Ligands for Renal Targeting: Nanomedicine Strategies for Kidney Disease in Biomaterials Science!
April 26th, 2017 – Congrats to Jackie for the acceptance of her book chapter, Engineering Citric-Acid Based Porous Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration in Methods in Molecular Biology!
April 18th, 2017 – Professor Chung gives invited talk at the World Congress Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics conference regarding PAMs for glioma.
April 14th, 2017 – Jonathan Wang presents a poster at the Fred S. Grodins Research Symposium! Great job Jon!
April 7th, 2017 – Congrats to Prajwal Bharadwaj for his support from the Genomics and Geology Undergraduate Research Experience!
April 6th, 2017 – Dr. Christopher Poon gives an oral presentation regarding micelles for gene delivery at the Society for Biomaterials 2017 conference in Minneapolis.
April 6th, 2017 – Professor Chung with Professors Matthew Webber, Bret Ulery, and Eric Appel chairs the Supramolecular Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications session at the Society for Biomaterials 2017 conference.
March 16th, 2017 – Professor Chung and Jackie Masehi-Lano led workshops to middle school students on biomaterials at the Women in STEAM 2017 at Mirman School.
March 13th, 2017 – Professor Chung’s article A Biodegradable Tri-Component Graft for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction is highlighted on the cover of the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
February 27th, 2017 – Dr. Larissa Rodriguez from the Department of Urology and Prof. Chung are awarded the L.K. Whittier Foundation Non-Cancer Translational Research Award for their collaboration on developing hydrogels for urinary incontinence!
February 14th, 2017 – Our review article on Targeting Cell Adhesion Molecules with Nanoparticles Using In Vivo and Flow-Based In Vitro Models of Atherosclerosis is now available online in Experimental Biology and Medicine. Congrats to Khosrow, Jackie, Chris, and Jonathan!
February 6th, 2017 – Dr. Chung receives the Tony B. Academic Travel Award to present at the Society for Laboratory Automation and and Screening conference in Washington, DC!
January 19th, 2017 – We welcome undergraduate researcher Sarah Milkowski who will be working with Jonathan Wang to take down polycystic kidney disease. Fight on!
January 12th, 2017 – Timothy Chang and Sampreeti Chowdhuri receive the Provost’s Undergrad Research Fellowship. Congratulations!
January 1st, 2017 – Prof. Chung and Dr. Larissa Rodriguez from the Department of Urology were awarded the Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Award from USC Stem Cell to continue their collaboration on developing hydrogels for urethral regeneration. Read more about it here in a cover story by Viterbi and USC News.