May 21st, 2020 – Dr. Chung gives an introduction to cell biology to K-12 students over Zoom using a new STEM coloring book resource, A Little Cell Biology.

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April 13th, 2019 – Our annual NanoDays event at the California Science Center!


August 2nd, 2018 – Our SHINE high school students successfully completed and presented their summer research developing nanomedicine for cardiovascular and kidney diseases!


Deborah, Iris, and Professor Chung at the SHINE poster presentation.

April 7th, 2018 – Our lab had a successful NanoDays event at the CSC! We had over 300 guests learn about the nano in bone, light-reflecting materials, and drug delivery.


Chris and Crystal demonstrate the unique light-reflecting properties of gold and silver nanoparticle solutions and nanofilms made by nail polish.

October 11-14th, 2017 – Undergraduate Prajwal Bharadwaj presented a poster at the annual Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) conference in Phoenix, AZ. Next year, BMES will be held in Atlanta. Local high school students are also encouraged to present!

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Jonathan, Praj, and Dr. Chung at BMES 2017.

August 2nd, 2017 – Our SHINE high school student, Vivian Lu, successfully completed and presented her summer research! With the guidance of her mentor, PhD student Jonathan Wang, they will continue to work towards developing nanomedicine for kidney diseases!


Vivian and Professor Chung at the SHINE poster presentation. Image credit: USC VAST

April 25th, 2017 – Professor Chung, Jackie Masehi-Lano, Christopher Poon, and Jonathan Wang kick off NanoPeek at the 32nd Street Middle School! After 3 science classes and workshops on nanotechnology, nanograms were developed by these students in the media class and can be found on our social media account for all to enjoy! Read more via highlights by Viterbi here and here!

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Nanoparticles selectively target cancer cells. Image credit: JML

March 16th, 2017 – Professor Chung and Jackie Masehi-Lano led workshops on Biomaterials in Medicine and in Everyday Life at the Women in STEAM 2017 at Mirman School.


Professor Chung helps middle school students cross-link hydrogels to encapsulate glitter.

October 28th, 2016 – Welcome to all middle school and high school students participating in STEM Spotlight, highlighted on the Compton Herald and by Viterbi!

Jackie Masehi-Lano and Jonathan Wang teach and demo capabilities in nanomedicine.