2017 News

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!

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 25th, 2017 – Professor Chung, Jackie Masehi-Lano, Christopher Poon, and Jonathan Wang kick off NanoPeek at the 32nd Street School! Read more about it here.

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.

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