2018 News

November 8th, 2018 – Big congrats to PhD student Deborah Chin for being awarded the American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship!

November 6th, 2018 – Congrats to PhD student Deborah Chin [link], undergrad Johan Joo [link], and postdoc Chris Poon [link] for their publications!

October 2nd, 2018 Professor Chung is a recipient of the NIH New Innovator Award (DP2)! Read about the Common Fund, other awardees, and the lab’s research here:









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.