Principal Investigator

Eun Ji Chung, Ph.D.

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University of Southern California
Gabilan Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Courtesy, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Courtesy, Nephrology and Hypertension
Affiliated PI, Stem Cells
Member, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
R00 NIH Pathway to Independence PI

Editorial Boards: Experimental Biology and Medicine and SLAS Technology
Forum Reporter, Drug Delivery SIG, Society for Biomaterials
Advisory Committee, Women in Nephrology
Planning Committee, Women in Chemistry (WIC)

Courses: Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery (BME 599, BME 459)

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University of Chicago
K99 NIH Pathway to Independence Research Associate, 2015-2016
American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2014
Institute for Molecular Engineering
Advisor: Matthew Tirrell

Northwestern University
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2007-2011
Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program
Advisor: Guillermo Ameer

Scripps College
B.A. Molecular Biology (honors), 2002-2006
Advisor: Emily Wiley

Selected Honors & Awards

Young Innovator in Nanobiotechnology, Nano Research (2018)
USC Faculty Mentoring Award, Undergraduate Students (2018)
SLAS Reviewer Excellence Award (2018)
BMES Career Development Award (2017)
AIChE 35 Under 35 (2017)
Emerging Investigator, Biomaterials Science (2017)
Tony B. Academic Travel Award, SLAS Conference (2017)
Broad Innovation Award (2017)
Young Investigator Session at Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference, IEEE (2016)
WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professorship (2016-2021)
K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence Award (2014-2019)
Chicago Biomedical Consortium Postdoctoral Research Grant (2014-2015)
American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012-2014)
IBNAM-Baxter Early Career Award (2011-2012)
Certificate for Management for Scientists and Engineers, Kellogg School of Management (2010)

“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald, novelist of The Great Gatsby

“The journey is the reward.” -Steve Jobs, inventor, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Apple Inc

“To be gritty is to hold fast to an interesting and purposeful goal. To be gritty is to invest, day after week after year, in challenging practice. To be gritty is to fall down seven times, and rise eight.” -Angela Lee Duckworth, psychologist and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance